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After expressing an interest in selling his publishing rights Crosby has now done so to Iconic Artists Group.
David Crosby has become the latest artist from a particular era to sell his publishing rights to his catalog of music. Crosby now joins artists such as Mick Fleetwood, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and Neil Young.
The deal was struck with Irving Azoff’s newly formed Iconic Artists Group, which recently acquired all the rights and intellectual property to The Beach Boys brand. The amount of the deal has not been disclosed, but the acquisition includes the records and publishing rights of everything that Crosby has recorded.
The singer had already tweeted about his interest in selling his publishing rights.
Crosby had already expressed an interest in selling his rights, in fact, he felt he needed to, to survive. Speaking on the deal he said: “Given our current inability to work live, this deal is a blessing for me and my family and I do believe these are the best people to do it with.”
Irving Azoff also spoke on the acquisition and his respect for Crosby saying: “I’ve known David as a friend and have admired him as a great artist since our earliest days at Geffen Roberts Management shortly after I moved to Los Angeles.” His statement continued, “This is an incredible time to be involved with David and his tremendous catalog of music. He’s truly one of music’s most prolific songwriters and artists and I’m honored he has made Iconic the steward of his timeless musical legacy.”