Bruce Springsteen Sells Entire Music Catalog to Sony in $500 Million Deal

The Boss has cashed in. Legendary heartland rock-and-roller and New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen has sold his entire catalog of music that dates back nearly 50 years to music powerhouse Sony Music Entertainment in a deal reportedly worth $500 million.

The roster of hits includes “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “Born to Run,” along with his entire life’s work of music that includes hundreds of other tunes from his 20 studio albums, including his latest release, Letter to You (2020). Springsteen joins Neil Young, James Brown, Stevie Nicks, and Paul Simon in selling their work.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s consistent high-energy rock-and-roll shows have become a staple for fans of the longtime singer/songwriter and group. Both he and the band endured a series of ups and downs that included several lineup changes along with the passing of longtime sidekick and saxophonist Clarence Clemons in 2011. Some very difficult times during the early ’90s led to a reformation of the E-Street Band in 1995. In 1999, Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Throughout the nearly five decades of performing, Bruce Springsteen reached his greatest success in 2002 when he released the first studio album The Rising with the full band in 18 years. At the 45th annual Grammy Awards, The Rising  was nominated and won the Grammy for Best Rock Album. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year that same year. In addition, “The Rising” won the Grammy for Best Rock Song and for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for Song of the Year.

Bruce Springsteen. 📷: David Youdell

 

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