Music catalogs are fetching big offers. Are they overvalued?

Within the 2006 e book “Northern Songs: The True Story of the Beatles Music Publishing Empire,” journalist Brian Southall captured a music business mantra: “For songwriters and publishers alike, crucial 5 phrases are all the time the identical — ‘by no means hand over a copyright.’”

For generations of in style musicians who caught to that philosophy, the technique is paying off handsomely. Music catalogs from the Child Boomer period and after are fetching monumental sums from publishers, personal fairness companies and others trying to capitalize on the music enterprise’ restoration.

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