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

Tagged: Pink Floyd

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PuddlesPuddles
March 10th 2010
4787 Comments


Nice job EMI

Thor
March 10th 2010
10206 Comments


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

tinathefatlard
March 10th 2010
1606 Comments


Who the fuck is Roger Walters?

porch
March 10th 2010
8460 Comments


He invented the ring-pull for beer cans

AnotherBrick1
March 10th 2010
712 Comments


thats fucking awesome

PuddlesPuddles
March 10th 2010
4787 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
10094 Comments


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

Digging: Lord Huron - Strange Trails

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
996 Comments


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

fr33convict
March 10th 2010
11708 Comments


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

fr33convict
March 10th 2010
11708 Comments


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

porch
March 10th 2010
8460 Comments


I should curb stomp you

Skimaskcheck
March 10th 2010
2364 Comments


More bad news for EMI, ouch

CrazyFool84
March 10th 2010
1081 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
4787 Comments


True someguest

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

JWT155
March 10th 2010
10094 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
8460 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
March 10th 2010
24181 Comments


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


123

Digging: The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ

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
1330 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
15093 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
8957 Comments


i second anotherbrick

-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
654 Comments


Set the controls for the heart of the courtroom.



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