Ballad of a Thin Man with a Fat Wallet

“Nearly 60 years after writing such counterculture classics as Blowin’ in the Wind and Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan has sold his entire songwriting catalog — more than 600 songs — to Universal Music Publishing Group in a deal announced Monday morning by Universal. The agreement was first reported by The New York Times, which said it is worth more than $300 million.” (Mark Cuban sold Broadcast dot com to Yahoo for $5 billion. The most celebrated songwriter in America made $300 million for his life’s work. Humanities majors don’t get no respect!)

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