Pink Floyd Win Court Battle
2010-03-11 by Upsidedown_and_Sideways | 54 Comments
A High Court judge has sided with Pink Floyd in their case against their record label, EMI. Pink Floyd had alleged that their contract with EMI did not permit the record label to sell album tracks individually as their albums were crafted purposefully to be listened to in entirety.

The judge sided with the iconic band, citing the existing contract to contain a clause to protect their artistic integrity.

The ruling could serve as a powerful catalyst for other major artists who have been against their albums being split up.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8561963.stm
Tagged: Pink Floyd

Comments:Add a Comment 
sailSAway
March 11th 2010
846 Comments


good

AnotherBrick1
March 11th 2010
712 Comments


fucking sweet

Ire
March 11th 2010
41779 Comments


nice

PirateSquid
March 11th 2010
1881 Comments


Good for them

drasticaction74
March 11th 2010
1736 Comments


mozel tov

Digging: L666N - Exposure To Japanese Porn

thecheatisnotdead
March 11th 2010
699 Comments


Glad this trial went a little better than that one at the end of The Wall.

crazyblinddude
March 11th 2010
3389 Comments


best news of the day
judge was probably a floyd fan

Romulus
March 11th 2010
8435 Comments


Pretty cool

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2010
15981 Comments


im happy for them, way to stick it to the label

Digging: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

Static
March 11th 2010
2025 Comments


nong

Digging: georgerolandallen - swagbob

sniper
March 11th 2010
19049 Comments


This is cool. The Mars Volta should sue for their label making them fuck up Cassandra Gemini so badly.

supertouchox2
March 11th 2010
1062 Comments


Saw this on the news earlier, very happy.

jabberwockyGC
March 11th 2010
116 Comments


that was quick

Jim
March 11th 2010
5110 Comments


i hope someone yelled out "SHIT ON HIM JUDGE" whe he was ruling the verdict

NigelH
March 11th 2010
1571 Comments


Good shit.

Thor
March 11th 2010
10191 Comments


TEAR DOWN THE WALL

Zion
March 11th 2010
812 Comments


I had some Floyd stuck in my head today... good on em.

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
March 11th 2010
262 Comments


I'd imagine that one hit wonder bands would want this as well. More cashola.

By the way, first new article. I'm stoked.

Awesomesauce
March 11th 2010
1084 Comments


Suck the bags EMI. Another nail in the coffin.

ThePalestMexican
March 11th 2010
2816 Comments


Pink Floyd=1
Doucheholes=0

Greggers
March 11th 2010
2375 Comments


I listened to Animals in honour of this fantastic news.

EVedder27
March 11th 2010
6088 Comments


"TEAR DOWN THE WALL"


ahaha

In all my years of judging I have never heard before, of someone more deserving of the full penalty of the law!


DiceMan
March 11th 2010
7068 Comments


Since court cases that aren't original go back and look at records of similar court cases and the decisions made by those judges, it looks like the record labels are gonna be 6 feet under if this same clause was in each and every contract. Peace out.

JWT155
March 12th 2010
9253 Comments


I'm happy, good thing this forces people to buy the album and appreciate their music the way it's meant to be.

Digging: Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

astrel
March 12th 2010
2614 Comments


good deal.

mansondanzels
March 12th 2010
98 Comments


High five.

TheyTookOurJobs
March 12th 2010
1318 Comments


good

zarkinfrood42
March 12th 2010
154 Comments


I'll drink to this news.

Sieg
March 12th 2010
27 Comments


Way to show em whats up.

vanderb0b
March 12th 2010
3473 Comments


I suppose that the evidence was incontrovertible, and there was no need for the jury to retire.

EVedder27
March 12th 2010
6088 Comments


a bit upset no one picked up on my reference

crazyblinddude
March 12th 2010
3389 Comments


its okay evedder
i got it
i just think its one of those things that everyone knows but dont exactly point out

moonlapsevertigo
March 12th 2010
29 Comments


yay for pink floyd!

EVedder27
March 12th 2010
6088 Comments


acknowledged I should have said

Motiv3
March 13th 2010
8932 Comments


brilliant news.

Digging: Punch - They Don?t Have To Believe

pavygravy
November 18th 2010
117 Comments


who wants 2 listen to pink floyd individually...
thats a crime...
the write records not singles...

andrikos
October 17th 2011
67 Comments


It is a travesty!
EMI is made of (poor) people too and they deserve better!
How dare the judge disrupt EMI's mighty cashflow!
For shame!
What's next? Communism?

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21451 Comments


It could have been an over-site on EMI's part but once it was brought to their attention they became at fault from that point on. The bands wishes were made pretty clear no matter how antiquated the wording is. Just because the contract stipulated the predominant format of the time that doesn't mean an artist or group of artists stated wishes should be thrown out the window. It's not possible to predict the next popular format/media.

Zorak
October 17th 2011
3191 Comments


^ this

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


josh d

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


money on repeat

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


oh yea that too

learning to fly!

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


high hopes nightwish version

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21451 Comments


Learning To Fly (bottom drop redux)

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


dont swallow the semen

Zorak
October 17th 2011
3191 Comments


Shine On You Crazy Diamond (dj spinbad rmx ft. Ke$ha)

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


dude gay

KILL
October 17th 2011
71794 Comments


time stand still

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21451 Comments


PINK FLOYD DSOTM RMX 1234567

Q1 2012

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21451 Comments


"I think it's great. Especially with Dark Side of the Moon, out of all our records, it lends itself best to the remix treatment."

Cheesesandwich2
October 17th 2011
85 Comments


Us and Them Ft. Juicy J

YouGotLucky
May 7th 2012
946 Comments


yesss Pink Floyd rules

Buzzzz
February 10th 2013
2 Comments


And so it should be that way.....good for Pink Floyd!

Gwyn.
February 10th 2013
15090 Comments


A little late to the party.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Kanye West causes uproar
She has learned everything...
Manchester Orchestra Hope
Foo Fighters tease 'Outsides'
xSPONGEXCOREx announce new EP
The Ghost Inside detail new album
Unearth release new song
Motionless in White debut new vid..
Chris Cheney forms supergroup
New Helmet album in the works


OTHER RECENT NEWS

Avenged Sevenfold release new vid..
GWAR reveal David Brockie's repla..
Superfood set release date for ne..
Another Exotype single
Monster Magnet re-imagine album
The Amity Affliction debut new vi..
Dungortheb stream new album
New Decapitated track
Spain's Horizon stream debut album
Orphans of Dusk stream debut EP
New Chief Keef song
Mineral robbed on tour
Josiah Leming releases video for ..
Today Is The Day debut new song
This Legend (Ex-Yellowcard) finis..

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Pink Floyd
The Wall (Immersion)
Pink Floyd
The Wall (Experience)
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here (Immersion)
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here (Experience)
Pink Floyd
A Foot in the Door
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy