Expands 40-plus Year Partnership Between Springsteen and Sony Music
Agreement Covers Entirety of Springsteen’s Legendary Recorded Music and Songwriting
NEW YORK – December 16, 2021 – Sony Music Group today announced it has acquired Bruce Springsteen’s entire recorded music and songwriting catalogs through separate agreements.
The two agreements cover the recorded music and music publishing rights to all of Springsteen’s songs, including “Born to Run,” “Born In The USA” “Dancing in the Dark” “Glory Days,” “The River,” “Hungry Heart,” “Brilliant Disguise” and “I’m On Fire,” among many others. Sony Music Publishing partnered with Eldridge on the songwriting catalog purchase.
Springsteen’s recording career with Columbia Records spans nearly 50 years and continues to this day, beginning with his signing in 1972 and his 1973 debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.’ Last year, he released ‘Letter to You,’ his 20th studio album on Columbia.
Said Springsteen: “I am one artist who can truly say that when I signed with Columbia Records in 1972, I came to the right place. During the last 50 years, the men and women of Sony Music have treated me with the greatest respect as an artist and as a person. I’m thrilled that my legacy will continue to be cared for by the Company and people I know and trust.”
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been named MusiCares Person of the Year, received a Kennedy Center Honor and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the author of the 2016 best-selling memoir “Born to Run” (Simon & Schuster) and creator of ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ which debuted in 2017 with a historic 236-show run at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Springsteen’s most recent studio album, 2020’s ‘Letter to You,’ marked his first time recording live with the E Street Band in decades and debuted at #1 in eleven countries. His most recent tour with the E Street Band in 2016 was named that year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. In 2021, Springsteen collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book and podcast Renegades: Born In The USA, reopened New York theaters with a reprisal of ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ and shared his never-released “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” film, distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division.