David Crosby Sells Entire Music Catalogue to Irving Azoff
Published Mar 03, 2021Rock legend David Crosby (who is more recently known by another nickname) recently declared his intent to sell his entire songwriting catalogue. He's done just that, finalizing a deal with music biz veteran Irving Azoff.
While the financial details of the deal have remained under lock and key, Crosby has sold off the publishing rights to his entire catalogue. This includes his solo work, his material with the Byrds and his recordings with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (and that band's various iterations).
"Given our current inability to work live, this deal is a blessing for me and my family and I do believe these are the best people to do it with," Crosby said in a statement.
"I've known David as a friend and have admired him as a great artist since our earliest days at Geffen Roberts Management shortly after I moved to Los Angeles," Azoff added. "This is an incredible time to be involved with David and his tremendous catalogue of music. He's truly one of music's most prolific songwriters and artists and I'm honoured he has made Iconic the steward of his timeless musical legacy."
Crosby's bandmate Neil Young similarly sold 50 percent of his songwriting catalogue earlier this year.