Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink Floyd win EMI court battle over online sales

Pink Floyd have won a High Court battle to stop their record label EMI selling individual songs online. The rock legends, signed to EMI since 1967, said their contract meant their albums could not be split up without their permission. A judge agreed, saying the contract contained a clause to "preserve the artistic integrity of the albums". EMI has been ordered to pay £40,000 ($60,000) in costs, with a further fine to be decided. The group, whose latest contract was signed before download stores like iTunes appeared, also disputed the way royalties for digital sales were calculated
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