The music giant SONY has announced it now owns the rights to Paul Simon’s composing catalogue which includes iconic songs like ‘The Sound of Silence’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

The deal covers his work with Simon and Garfunkel as well as his solo material from a six decade career which has produced numerous hit songs and chart topping albums and won him 16 Grammy Awards. Following the announcement Paul Simon released a press statement saying,

ā€œIā€™m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades, I began my career at Columbia/Sony Records and it feels like a natural extension to be working with the Publishing side as well.ā€

This is the latest in a series of similar deals involving music legends like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and David Crosby.

Of course we have a radio station dedicated to his amazing body of work with Art Garfunkel and as a solo performer,