Sting scores $300 million

Sting scores $300 million


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2022

The English rock singer and composer sold his catalogue today to Universal Music for $300m, exactly the same sum as Bob Dylan.

But then Dylan didn’t do deep breathing exercises, or dolorous Dowland on DG.


  • Sir David Geffen-Hall says:

    Now that he’s retired, he wants to be called Stung.

  • Jean says:

    I wonder how much Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky would get….

  • Bloom says:

    Masoko Tanga is a masterpiece. It goes like this:
    “Don’t ba bose da la lomb ba bay
    Ping pong da la zoe da la la low
    People know what de lee do da day
    Key wo wa di com la day wa da
    Co wa da zu ma pu wa all day
    See po wa ta na po ba ba”

  • Gustavo says:

    I love “In the Moonlight” by John Williams.

    I am made to believe that it is quoted in Violin Concerto No. 2.

  • Freewheeler says:

    $300 million was a lot of money back in those days.