Thursday, March 11, 2010
Pink Floyd Win Court Battle With EMI
PINK FLOYD win court battle with EMI over online sales.
Pink Floyd band members argued that their contract with EMI stipulated that their albums should not be split up and sold as individual tracks without the band's permission. They claimed that albums such as The Dark Side Of The Moon.
The Judge agreed with the band saying their contract had a clause to "preserve the artistic integrity of the albums".
EMI will have to pay the band an initial sum of £40,000 with more to follow.
This ruling will now set a precedent for other artists such as Garth Brooks and AC/DC who have also argued that their albums should only be sold as full albums and not as online individual tracks from sites such as iTunes.
Here's Money by Pink Floyd