Nov 24th, 2008 // 1 Comment

Paul McCartney said today that negotiations to get the Beatles’ catalog on iTunes have stalled, despite the members of the band (and their estates) being very for the move. Apparently EMI wants a bigger piece of the digital-music pie than the Beatles are willing to give up! “Hey, sounds like the music business. It’s between EMI and The Beatles. What else is new,” he added before saying that he feels like the majors “are floundering a little bit” and voicing his opinion that Chinese Democracy has “been a long time coming.” (Yes, he really did get asked about Chinese Democracy.) [Billboard.biz]

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  1. Captain Wrong

    Well, of course, Macca is the great oracle and we need to know his opinion on everything GnR related.

    I’ve brought this up in another comment, but unless they get the EU copyright laws changed, if they drag their feet much more, it’s going to start going public domain in the EU in five years anyway. And yes, with the Beatles, I think it’s entirely realistic to expect this to drag on another five years. I’d think that might encourage all parties to put a rush on this, but then again, they might have an ace up their sleeve with regards to the 50 year rule. I don’t know if entertainment companies get to write the copyright laws in the EU like they do in the US.

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