The Offspring singer Bryan “Dexter” Holland has discussed the band selling their catalog of Columbia Records master recordings and publishing rights to Round Hill Music for $35 million in 2016.
Dexter told Billboard he does not regret the decision, “It certainly does seem to be fashionable now, huh? Or happening more often. In our case, we were very fortunate that when we signed to Sony, our records were licensed, so we technically owned them and knew they would come back to us after the delivery of our last album.
We finished a seven-album deal with Sony — actually finished it! — and were just free agents. So after a few years we thought, what do we do here? At the end of the day, we just decided to sell it. I’m glad we did it, and Round Hill was the right partner to go with. And the great thing about being in a band is you can always make new songs.”
He also discussed the state of the world, “Are we trying to say the bad times are still rolling, or is this some sort of referendum on what’s happened in the past few years? We’re still facing a lot of challenges, and I don’t see it going away any time soon. Fingers crossed, we’re getting over the hump, but man, I think the bad times are still rolling.”