|Pink Floyd Win Court Battle|
2010-03-11 by Upsidedown_and_Sideways | 54 Replies | 2863 Views
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.
Good for them
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Glad this trial went a little better than that one at the end of The Wall.
best news of the day
judge was probably a floyd fan
im happy for them, way to stick it to the label
This is cool. The Mars Volta should sue for their label making them fuck up Cassandra Gemini so badly.
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Saw this on the news earlier, very happy.
that was quick
i hope someone yelled out "SHIT ON HIM JUDGE" whe he was ruling the verdict
TEAR DOWN THE WALL
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I had some Floyd stuck in my head today... good on em.
I'd imagine that one hit wonder bands would want this as well. More cashola.
By the way, first new article. I'm stoked.
Suck the bags EMI. Another nail in the coffin.
I listened to Animals in honour of this fantastic news.
"TEAR DOWN THE WALL"
In all my years of judging I have never heard before, of someone more deserving of the full penalty of the law!
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.
I'm happy, good thing this forces people to buy the album and appreciate their music the way it's meant to be.
I'll drink to this news.
Way to show em whats up.
I suppose that the evidence was incontrovertible, and there was no need for the jury to retire.
a bit upset no one picked up on my reference
its okay evedder
i got it
i just think its one of those things that everyone knows but dont exactly point out
yay for pink floyd!
acknowledged I should have said
who wants 2 listen to pink floyd individually...
thats a crime...
the write records not singles...
It is a travesty!
EMI is made of (poor) people too and they deserve better!
How dare the judge disrupt EMI's mighty cashflow!
What's next? Communism?
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.
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money on repeat
oh yea that too
learning to fly!
high hopes nightwish version
Learning To Fly (bottom drop redux)
dont swallow the semen
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (dj spinbad rmx ft. Ke$ha)
time stand still
PINK FLOYD DSOTM RMX 1234567
"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."
Us and Them Ft. Juicy J
yesss Pink Floyd rules
And so it should be that way.....good for Pink Floyd!
A little late to the party.
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