Bob Dylan

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And the brand played on: Bob Dylan at 80
With a slew of books to mark the songwriter’s birthday due, we look at the industry that has grown up around the man who forced academia to take pop seriously

Neil Spencer

28, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits
Hit songs can be a better investment than gold – and by snapping up the rights, Merck Mercuriadis has become the most disruptive force in music

Dorian Lynskey

27, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Bob Dylan sued by estate of Desire co-writer over catalogue sale
Jacques Levy’s wife and publishing company seek $7.25m (£5.25m) from recent sale of Dylan’s publishing rights to Universal Music Publishing

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2021 @9:38 AM

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A gold rush for Neil Young will leave little left for younger artists | Rebecca Nicholson
Music publishers are splurging hundreds of millions buying up back catalogues, but it’s a shortsighted strategy

Rebecca Nicholson

09, Jan, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Why 70 years of The Archers leaves me cold | Brief letters
Brief letters: NHS workers | Flowering camellias | Vaccinating 80-year-olds | The Archers | Renaming the Severn Bridge


03, Jan, 2021 @4:41 PM

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A bridge too far for the renaming game? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers and coronavirus | Honours and Spike Milligan | Art quiz | World leaders | Severn Bridge


01, Jan, 2021 @5:26 PM

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The Guardian view on music streaming: the tide is high | Editorial
Editorial: Classic tracks by groups such as Blondie are fuelling an online music boom. But emerging artists need a bigger slice of the profits


25, Dec, 2020 @5:16 PM

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The times they are a-changing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Severn Bridge and Bob Dylan | Where are the redwings? | Food scarcity | Julia Donaldson | Astrology | No more Vic Marks


24, Dec, 2020 @5:29 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Going for a song: why music legends are lining up to sell their rights
Stars follow Bob Dylan’s lead as streaming boom and Covid-19 upheaval fuels gold rush in song rights

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

11, Dec, 2020 @1:11 PM

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Times are a changin’ for Bob Dylan fans | Brief letters
Brief letters: Public-facing jobs | Bob Dylan | Cheated north | Millwall fans


08, Dec, 2020 @5:35 PM

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Bob Dylan's rights sale all part of his freewheelin' approach to business | Alexis Petridis
Analysis: Singer has been a frequent flogger of his songs, his clothes, his drawings and his whiskeys

Alexis Petridis

07, Dec, 2020 @4:29 PM

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