Pink Floyd Triumphs in Court Battle With EMI
EMI face compensating the rock band Pink Floyd after breaching contract. The deal where certain songs from the band’s back catalogue could not sold individually, but only as part of full albums, was breached by the music giants.
EMI admitted breaching the agreement and selling the music in direct conflict with Pink Floyd. Originally, EMI was found to be guilty of breach of contract in March, but appealed against the decision. The court ruled in favour of Pink Floyd on the 15th December.
Pink signed to EMI since 1967 and in that time produced their best work, including the album, Dark Side of The Moon, which was featured in the recent court case.
Pink Floyd are a British super group that have achieved world wide success and have been around for four decades. In that time, the band has sold in excess of 200 million records.
The band are no strangers to court cases, as legal wrangling between band members have lasted for two decades. Despite the disagreements the band did reunite for the charity concert Live 8, in 2005.
The band has not produced new material for nearly for over 15 years. Despite difference being particularly reconciled between Waters and Gilmore, a proper unification of the band seems unlikely.
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