Pink Floyd Sue Their Label
2010-03-10 by Vegeta of Nazareth | 35 Comments

David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason - the surviving members of Pink Floyd - have sued their label, EMI, due to a conflict over royalties for their downloaded music.

The clause being inspected states: "There are no rights to sell any or all of the records as single records other than with [Pink Floyd's] permission."

Representative QC for EMI, Elizabeth Jones, argues that this clause only implies physical records and not digitally downloaded singles.

Representative QC for the band, Robert Howe, says, "It is well known that Pink Floyd albums form seamless pieces. They want to retain artistic control, ensuring exploitation of albums, not singles."

A judgement will be made on Thursday, March 11.

Full story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/apr/19/emi-pink-floyd-royalties

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PuddlesPuddles
March 10th 2010

4772 Comments


Nice job EMI

Thor
March 10th 2010

10185 Comments


They should ask for 100 million dollars in compensation for the distress caused.

tinathefatlard
March 10th 2010

1597 Comments


Who the fuck is Roger Walters?

porch
March 10th 2010

8453 Comments


He invented the ring-pull for beer cans

AnotherBrick1
March 10th 2010

712 Comments


thats fucking awesome

PuddlesPuddles
March 10th 2010

4772 Comments


Roger Walters is the bassist for Pink Froyd

Titan50
March 10th 2010

4588 Comments


I'VE GOT A BIKE YOU CAN RIDE IT IF YOU LIKE

AnotherBrick1
March 10th 2010

712 Comments


It's got a basket, bell that rings and things to make it look good. I'd give it to you if I could...








BUT I BORROWED IT!

JWT155
March 10th 2010

9220 Comments


Wow, this is weird cause I just got their whole discog finally from my bro an listening to Animals right now..

Titan50
March 10th 2010

4588 Comments


I WANT TO TELL YOU A STORY
ABOUT A LITTLE MAN
IF I CAN
A GNOME CALLED GRIMBLE GROMBLE
AND LITTLE GNOMES
STAY IN THEIR HOMES
EATING
SLEEPING
DRINKING THEIR WINE

kygermo
March 10th 2010

994 Comments


Theyve gotta be crazy, they gotta have a real need..

fr33convict
March 10th 2010

11687 Comments


Wait, the members of Pink Floyd are being drama queens? Who'd woulda thunk!

fr33convict
March 10th 2010

11687 Comments


Wait, the members of Pink Floyd are being drama queens? Who woulda thunk!
EDIT: damn you error message!

porch
March 10th 2010

8453 Comments


I should curb stomp you

Skimaskcheck
March 10th 2010

2360 Comments


More bad news for EMI, ouch

CrazyFool84
March 10th 2010

1080 Comments


Curb stomping seconded.

Well, in any case, it sure is nice to see Gilmour and Waters working together haha

Jim
March 10th 2010

5110 Comments


any reunion is good i guess

PuddlesPuddles
March 10th 2010

4772 Comments


True someguest

And EMI are truly fuckin' up. What was it before, Paul McCartney, right?

JWT155
March 10th 2010

9220 Comments


Why are people bitching about Pink Floyd? They have every right to be pissed off about their label cheating them out.

porch
March 10th 2010

8453 Comments


Only around 2 people bitched about it and they were both curb stomped

crazyblinddude
March 10th 2010

3389 Comments


hmmm floyd reunites to take down EMI.... perhaps

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 10th 2010

23806 Comments


They should ask for 100 million dollars in compensation for the distress caused.


123

AnotherBrick1
March 10th 2010

712 Comments


haha was gonna say that as well crazyfool. and i couldn't agree more with someguest

Wish
March 10th 2010

262 Comments


Here's the newer Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/mar/10/pink-floyd-sue-emi

TheHamburgerman
March 10th 2010

1286 Comments


They need the money?

AnotherBrick1
March 10th 2010

712 Comments


"They want to retain artistic control, ensuring exploitation of albums, not singles." no it isnt about the money

"The Sunday Times Rich List 2009 ranks Waters at No. 657 with an estimated wealth of £85m, Gilmour at No. 742 with £78m, and Mason at No. 1077 with £50m." i think they're pretty good on the money side

Carnifex
March 10th 2010

1918 Comments


Little boy blue... what? He needed the money.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
March 10th 2010

15019 Comments


pink floyd are so awesome. like idc that this has nothign to do with it but ive been on a huge floyd binge and it feels good man

TheyTookOurJobs
March 11th 2010

1318 Comments


nice

Motiv3
March 11th 2010

8923 Comments


i second anotherbrick

Digging: Punch - They Don?t Have To Believe

-1up!-
March 11th 2010

17 Comments


No one should ever get to know Pink Floyd in any other way but through full albums.

Wish
March 11th 2010

262 Comments


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8561963.stm

AnotherBrick1
March 11th 2010

712 Comments


now they just need to get their music off of itunes

JesusV4
March 11th 2010

391 Comments


Nice! Uphold the album format!

Aaron
March 11th 2010

651 Comments


Set the controls for the heart of the courtroom.



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