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

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sailSAway
March 11th 2010
924 Comments


good

Digging: Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

AnotherBrick1
March 11th 2010
712 Comments


fucking sweet

Ire
March 11th 2010
41851 Comments


nice

PirateSquid
March 11th 2010
1881 Comments


Good for them

drasticaction74
March 11th 2010
1797 Comments


mozel tov

Digging: Boys Night Out - Boys Night Out

thecheatisnotdead
March 11th 2010
717 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
8456 Comments


Pretty cool

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2010
18224 Comments


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

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Static
March 11th 2010
2656 Comments


nong

sniper
March 11th 2010
19077 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
10206 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
266 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
10074 Comments


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

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astrel
March 12th 2010
2615 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
8957 Comments


brilliant news.

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
21709 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
73226 Comments


josh d

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KILL
October 17th 2011
73226 Comments


money on repeat

KILL
October 17th 2011
73226 Comments


oh yea that too

learning to fly!

KILL
October 17th 2011
73226 Comments


high hopes nightwish version

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21709 Comments


Learning To Fly (bottom drop redux)

KILL
October 17th 2011
73226 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
73226 Comments


dude gay

KILL
October 17th 2011
73226 Comments


time stand still

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21709 Comments


PINK FLOYD DSOTM RMX 1234567

Q1 2012

omnipanzer
October 17th 2011
21709 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
15557 Comments


A little late to the party.



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