The latest in a long line of musicians who’ve decided to exchange their repertoire for cash, David Crosby has sold the entirety of his music catalog.
Following last month’s purchase of select Beach Boys assets, Irving Azoff’s new Iconic Artists Group has made another lucrative catalog acquisition by partnering with the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. According to an announcement, the agreement includes the publishing and recorded music rights to his solo work, as well as his work with the Byrds; Crosby & Nash; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
While the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the 79-year-old’s fame, legacy and influence on music has likely contributed to a substantial sales sum.
The start of this iconic relationship coincides with the 50th anniversary of Crosby’s debut solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, which was released in February of 1971, and Déjà Vu, the second studio album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first as a quartet with Neil Young, which was released in March 1970.
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