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Bob Dylan re-records classics for new physical music format
While most recent efforts around higher-quality music have focused on streaming, producer T Bone Burnett is working on a brand new hi-res physical format.
Bob Dylan wins (again) in lawsuit over catalogue sale
Bob Dylan’s sale of his songs catalogue to Universal Music in December 2020 sparked a lawsuit from the widow of Jacques Levy.
Don’t Mint Twice, It’s Alright: Bob Dylan NFTs are coming
The times, they most certainly are a-changing’. Bob Dylan and Miles Davis will soon become the latest musicians to be the focus of non-fungible drops.
Catalogue sales latest: Bob Dylan and Travis Tritt
Sony Music has acquired Bob Dylan’s back catalogue of master recordings, as part of an agreement that extends the artist’s deal.
Bob Dylan’s catalogue sale sparks lawsuit over co-writes
Where there’s money, there are invariably lawsuits. There’s certainly money in musicians selling their catalogues and royalty interests to investment companies, and lo and behold, there are lawsuits popping up […]
Publishing sell-off continues with Bob Dylan and David Crosby
It’s one of the ironies of 2020 that at the same time recording artists are being encouraged to hold on to their rights wherever possible, a succession of famous songwriters […]
Fancy a new, 17-minute Bob Dylan song about JFK’s assassination?
The question in the headline is likely to elicit some forthright answers – positive ones from Dylan’s fervent army of Bobcats superfans, possibly less so from other listeners. But yes, there’s […]
Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution
At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion of this trend.
In conversation with Music Ally, Mullen outlined what his (relatively new) role involves and why artists need to be keeping one eye on the future as well as one eye on their past. And also archiving as they go, avoiding seeing an emphasis on the old as a dereliction of their duty as progressive creators.
“The role is on-roster marketing of catalogue,” he said of where he fits within the company. “So, if the artist is on the label and they have a catalogue – if it’s one record or five or ten – that is what I am responsible for.”
Bob Dylan :: digital marketing case study
The Cutting Edge gives a unique insight into Bob Dylan’s creative process when recording Bringing It All Back Home…
Bob Dylan website lets fans play with original stems
There are some smart people working on digital marketing for Bob Dylan, and that’s been true for some time. The latest evidence is a website enabling fans to mix ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ using its original instrument stems, with more tracks to follow.
The website uses a system of sliders to turn the various stems – solo guitar, vocal+guitar, organ+drums and bass+piano – up and down. A separate Listening Session section gets some of the musicians involved in the 14-month period from 1965 to 1966 that yielded ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ and ‘Blonde on Blonde’ to tell their stories, with Spotify playlists bringing their words together.
Bob Dylan is Talkin’ IBM Advert Blues
Bob Dylan is not shy of doing an advert, previously appearing in/using his music in ads for products as diverse as Victoria’s Secret, Chrysler, Jeep, Apple, Cadillac, Pepsi and (most amazingly) Chobani yoghurt.
We can now add IBM to that long list. The popular rock rasper has appeared in a promo video where he has a chat with IBM Watson (basically their Siri) in which it’s revealed that Dylan’s two biggest lyrical preoccupations are that “time passes” and “love fades”, which Dylan himself agrees with (somehow forgetting all those political songs he wrote).