David Crosby Is Also Selling His Songwriting Catalogue

"Streaming stole my record money... I have a family and a mortgage and I have to take care of them"
David Crosby Is Also Selling His Songwriting Catalogue
Yesterday, Bob Dylan made headlines by selling his entire songwriting catalogue to Universal Music Publishing in a deal reportedly worth over $300 million USD. Now, David Crosby has announced plans to sell off songs of his own.

Crosby shared his intent to sell on Twitter, outlining his reasons in response to the story of Dylan's $300 million collection. "I can't work...and streaming stole my record money," he wrote. "I have a family and a mortgage and I have to take care of them so it's my only option. I'm sure the others feels the same."

As is tradition with Crosby on Twitter, fans and followers soon had their questions and commentary answered by the man himself.

One couldn't believe that an artist like Crosby didn't get a cut of the cash from streaming services ("Look up the numbers"), while others couldn't believe someone with such a storied career wasn't worth millions ("I am not").

"You have a very successful career and worked and performed for DECADES," one user chided. "Ok, 2020 has been tough but you're 79, bro. You're now broke and can't make rent? How does that happen???"

Crosby reiterated, "Streaming does not pay us for records an COVID has shut down all work live... is that clear enough for you?"

Crosby concluded of the catalogue sales, "If we could get paid for records and play live we would not be doing it. None of us."

If you're looking to make him an offer on his songs, slide in those DMs.

Crosby last released Here If You Listen in 2018 and was in the studio with Jason Isbell late last year.