“It wasn’t annoying at all. And I’m happy for Bob.”
Robbie Robertson of The Band has decided to sell several songs, including some of The Band’s recent decision by Bob Dylan.
The $ 300 million deal by Dylan with Universal Music Group for publication of their catalog includes songs that Dylan’s company published on behalf of the band, meaning their songs were approved for use against Robertson’s wishes Can be given.
In a new interview, Robertson stated that he has no strict feelings on the deal and respects Dylan’s decision.
“They have a publication on songs [The Band’s 1968 album] ‘Music from Big Pink’ but it returns to the band in a year or two, ” Robertson told Rolling stone.
“I don’t have a second thought, ‘Oh my God, what are these people doing to me?” Or ‘Where has it gone?’ I am a part of that family. So it did not bother at all. And I’m happy for Bob. “
He He added that Dylan believed after making the deal “to see that when some people go to people like Prince or Tom Petty, and then the family gets stuck with a mess, and everyone else gets along with each other and that Hates dirt.
“When you’re still around, it’s not bad to sort this mess out. Now is a different time. All of us – We are in a completely different phase of all these things. At one time, rule number one was that you never sold your publication. You never sell your songwriting. You never sell your record royalties. And this has changed. “
However, Dylan’s sales have not been without friction. Last month it was reported that he was being sued by the wife of his late colleague Jacques Levy after he alleged that he was not adequately compensated for his songwriting credits.