Paul McCartney and SONY Settle Beatles Rights Dispute 6-30-2017

 
       
 
Jun 30, 2017, 03:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/music/paul-mccartney-sony-settle-beatles-143039094.html

Ownership and control of Songs written in the 20th Century (1900’s) slipped away from naive’ young adults whose signatures bound them to the terms of the contract. Now, in the 21rst Century (2000’s) as the Termination Rights period prescribed in Federal Copyright Law come to pass Paul sues to regain rights he signed away.

Congratulations Sir Paul. I look forward to hearing these Songs wherever you choose to use them, movies, commercial advertisement, re-release, and definitely live.

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Gary E. Andrews Joined Apr 12, 2005
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Jun 30, 2017, 10:47 PM

Wow, if the Beatles weren’t so popular this would have happened long ago….
Money, money, money…... control, control, control….......

 
     
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Jul 06, 2017, 09:26 AM

http://www.liveforlivemusic.com

http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/paul-mccartney-beatles-rights-win/#.WV1WGridyfY.mailto

A few other interesting facts in this article I don’t think were in the other one.

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Jul 06, 2017, 04:45 PM

Many years ago Paul tried to “buy out” the rights. He asked Yoko Ono if she’d be interessded to “split the costs” and take over John Lennons share. In the end they could not find an agreement…. Yoko told him not to pay more then 20 Millions… in the end he offered 40.. Michael Jackson made a bit of 47.5 Millions…and won. That was the end of the friendship of Paul and Michael vs Paul and Yoko…

The Beach Boys made the same mistake…Brian Wilson sued the right holder 1992 ... he received all the rights back and 25 Million Dollar

Music rights…. most of the times the publisher buys 50 %. Means: If a song like “Yesterday” is licenced to someone for 100.000 Dollar, Paul gets 25.000, John gets 25.000 - the publisher will hold 50.000. ... so ...

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

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Jul 17, 2017, 09:06 PM

Maybe a lesson to be learnt here? Selling the rights to your work for the promise of recording and publishing perks might seem attractive initially. But considering how much these huge record companies stand to make, and the control they wield, maybe it’s more worth it to spend on hiring competent music lawyers that can help you make better deals that will benefit you in the long run.

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Jul 18, 2017, 12:01 AM

Hello Mylene. Welcome to the campus of Songwriter101. Someone was complaining here about the lack of singers to sing the Songs they write. I kept seeing Tunedly pop ups on Facebook and asked if anyone had explored it. I forget what thread it was. It should have been Collaborate but I don’t see it.

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Jul 20, 2017, 03:35 PM

Wow, this comment will probably be the most number of times I’ll say “Thank You” to anyone. Thank you, Gary. I’ve been quiet for some time here, but I decided it was time to come back after another user mentioned the forum to me a few weeks ago. Thanks for letting me know about the thread, I’ll do my best to find it again and see if I can help out. And thanks for mentioning Tunedly. :-)

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