Paul Simon a name will be forgotten in history books when scholars turn back to 20th century music and see only Bob Dylan and the Beatles, standing tall ̵
1; that’s the polarizing opinion of an NBC writer, anyway.
Jeff Slate – songwriter and journalist based in New York – written a a contradictory piece for NBC Think … with the title: “Paul Simon sold his catalog to Sony for millions. He will still receive a historic note under Dylan’s line.” In fact … it works.
Its subtitle reads: “He was a prolific songwriter with a lucrative catalog that any corporation would be happy to monetize. But there are only a few names our descendants will ever learn.”
We know, we know … you’ve already evaporated. This is exactly what makes the internet as well as jumping in PS protection.
You can read the full picture of Slate for the big picture – it’s all about how Dylan recently sold his music catalog and rights to UMG for $ 400 million and how Simon followed in his footsteps, doing the same with Sony for his rights – but the point here is … Paul Simon will be “also managed” compared to BD when everything is said and done.
According to Slate, Dylan may be left alone John,, Paul,, George and Ringo and like the remarkable folk / rock acts of the 60’s / 70’s – and that’s what artists like Bruce Springsteen,, Johnny Mitchell,, Neil Young and others will drop out, especially among Joe’s younger average listeners.
That seems to be what Slate has achieved – and of course, MANY people disagree … with some who claim that Simon is as prolific and influential in culture as Dylan once was. We don’t have to take part in spicy competitions … both boys have dozens of songwriters and hits under their belts. Of course, it can be argued that Dylan is perhaps the most famous of the two.
It also seems that people are missing out on Slate’s broader perspective – while he believes Simon will eventually be forgotten, he supports his move to “cash in” his catalog while he still can, continuing to call it alarming. truth, as it sees it, “an indictment for our time.”