The Ins-and-Outs of Music Catalog Sales 

Blockbuster deals for the songs of such superstars Dylan, the Beach Boys, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and Paul Simon, and popular hitmakers including Shakira and Calvin Harris have been announced so rapidly that it might feel like hammering out these multimillion-dollar sales at multiples that seemed impossible a few years ago has become a pro-forma process for the players involved. Don’t be deceived.

Source: The Ins-and-Outs of Music Catalog Sales and the Behind-the-Scenes Players Advising Songwriters Who Cash Out