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What is your favorite Beatles song?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started Sep-29 by WALTER784; 2738 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Oct-4

1985: ATV Music, having been acquired by Robert Holmes a Court, was put up for sale. Michael Jackson, who had famously been told about the value of publishing by McCartney during the sessions for their 1982 collaboration "Say, Say, Say," purchased ATV's 4,000-song catalog for $47.5 million, becoming the owner of the approximately 250 Lennon-McCartney songs, as well as tracks by Bruce Springsteenthe Rolling StonesElvis Presley and more. McCartney, to say the least, was not pleased.

It's all in the history I posted earlier: A Brief History of the Ownership of the Beatles Catalog | Billboard | Billboard

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Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Oct-4

It was the record company that sold the rights.  I think.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Oct-5

I read it.  Their music had an amazing journey.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Oct-5

It looos like it started early on when they had no idea how big they would get and let their producers take over copyrights. The money isn’t in performing, it comes from licensing.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Oct-5

Well, it's standard in the industry from what I've read cause producers and recording companies front the money for the cost to produce the records, demos for radio stations, right?

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Oct-5

Yes, they assume risk, but after an artist is established they should have some control over their creative product.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

Oct-5

Absolutely but power resulting in high dollar reward corrupts.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Oct-6

Yes, it does corrupt.

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