David Crosby has sold his music catalog and publishing rights to Irving Azoff‘s Iconic Artists Group.
Crosby signed a deal with the group for an undisclosed sum. The deal covers all the recorded music and publishing rights to Crosby’s entire catalog, including his solo work as well as his work with the Byrds, Crosby & Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
“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 press release.
“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 wrote in a statement. “This is an incredible time to be involved with David and his tremendous catalogue of music.”
Azoff added, “He’s truly one of music’s most prolific songwriters and artists and I’m honored he has made Iconic the steward of his timeless musical legacy.”
In December 2020, Crosby spoke about selling his recording and publishing rights after Covid-19 reduced his earning ability.
“I am selling mine also… I can’t work …and streaming stole my record money,” he tweeted on December 7.
He later wrote, “If we could get paid for records and play live we would not be doing it. None of us.”
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