Lennon–McCartney

  1. Beatles Go Downtown: Fab Four Classics Go to Indie Music Publisher (Exclusive)

    October 21, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The Beatles are going Downtown, or at least a small but important part of their early catalog is. In a just-announced deal with the estate of John Lennon, Downtown will now serve as U.S. administrator for the first two Beatles singles, which c ...

  2. 'Fifth Beatle' Biopic Secures Funding, Music Rights

    June 08, 2011 10:02 AM EDT Stage producer Vivek Tiwary (The Addams Family, American Idiot) has landed unprecedented rights to Beatles songs for his debut film, "The Fifth Beatle," about manager Brian Epstein, whom Paul McCartney called the "fifth Beatle." ...

  3. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  4. Beatles 1966 Press Conference Tapes For Auction In L.A.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfield ...

  5. Lennon's 'Day In The Life' Lyrics Up For Auction

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life," considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby ...

  6. McCartney: Beatles iTunes Negotiations 'Stalled'

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' back catalog won't be appearing on iTunes any time soon, according to Sir Paul McCartney. Speaking at a media launch in London for the new album by his alias the Fireman, "Electric Arguments," McCartney said Apple ...

  7. McCartney Hopes To Release Beatles Track

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says it's time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released. The band play ...

  8. McCartney Plays For Thousands At Free Quebec Show

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration. McCartney opened the show with the Wings song "Jet" aft ...

  9. 'Idol' Ratings Get Lennon-McCartney Boost

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took "American Idol" seven seasons to get the rights to use the Lennon-McCartney catalog, but access to the Beatles' songs has paid off in big ratings for the show's March 11 installment. According to Nielsen Media Researc ...

  10. 'Idol' Get Beatles OK

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The producers of "American Idol" have received permission from Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the show's contestants to perform songs from the John Lennon-Paul McCartney catalog. While specifics of how the show will use the Lennon-Mc ...

  11. McCartney: Beatles Should Go Digital Next Year

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As he rolls out a new DVD and expanded edition of his latest album, Paul McCartney is predicting the Beatles' catalog will make its long-awaited and long-desired arrival in the digital realm next year. McCartney tells Billboard.biz that " ...

  12. Expert Says 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist remains lost, a leading Beatles It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it pr ...