Thursday, March 11, 2010

EMI in trouble again... this time with Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd have won a High Court battle with EMI.
Their 1998 contract with the label stipulated that their songs were NOT allowed to be sold individually without prior permission.

These greedy bastards of EMI sold Pink Floyd songs individually through iTunes.

A judge at the High Court in London today ruled in the band's favour, saying the contract contained a clause to "preserve the artistic integrity of Pink Floyd's albums"

EMI has been ordered to pay £40,000 ($60,000) in costs, with a further fine to be decided later.

These bastards from EMI have already been sued by The Beatles for unpayed royalties a few years ago.

Recently EMI France wanted pictures to illustrate the booklet for the new version ( with DVD) of Peter Doherty's solo album, so they've organised a competition among fans to select Pics but REFUSED to pay them.

Remember they 've just sold The Olympic studios in Barnes and wanted to do the same with Abbey road studios.