Paul Simon When scholars look back at the music of the 20th century and only see Bob Dylan The Beatles stand tall-anyway, this is a polarizing view of an NBC writer.
Jeff Slate -A New York City songwriter and journalist-Written Controversial works The title is “Paul Simon sold his catalog to Sony for millions of dollars. He will still leave Dylan’s historical footnotes.” Indeed…it is triggering.
His subtitle reads: “He is a prolific songwriter and has a huge catalog that any company can be happy to profit from. But our future generations will only learn a few names.”
We know, we know… you are already angry. This is exactly what the Internet is doing, and it has become the defense of PS.
You can read the full picture of Slate, which is about how Dylan recently sold his music catalog and its copyright to UMG for an allegedly $400 million price, and how Simon has kept up with him. Sony enjoys His right-but the point is… Paul Simon will be “running and running” compared to BD.
Slate thinks Dylan may be alone John, Paul, George with Ringo And as an outstanding folk/rock show in the 60s / 70s-and artists like Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young Others will be left behind, especially among young, ordinary Joe listeners.
This seems to be Slate’s goal-of course, many people disagree… Some people argue that Simon is as prolific and culturally influential as Dylan. We don’t have to participate in a pee contest… Both of them have dozens of songwriting credits and hit songs. Of course, you can say that Dylan may be the more well-known of the two.
It seems that people have also missed Slate’s point a little bit-although he does believe that Simon will eventually be forgotten, he still supports the move to “cash out” on his own catalog. Nevertheless, he still calls it a disturbing truth. As he saw it. It is “the prosecution of our time”.