The Beatles

  1. 'Challenging Year' Hits EMI's Bottom Line

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On an eventful day for EMI Group plc, the music major has confirmed revenue declines at both its recorded music and music publishing divisions, and reported a steep fall in full-year earnings. The group's preliminary results, which cover the ...

  2. McCartney Solo Career To Appear Online Through EMI Deal

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's entire solo catalog will appear online for the first time as part of a "comprehensive re-launch" of the Beatles legend's repertoire, his record company EMI Music said today. EMI Music also confirmed its Parloph ...

  3. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  4. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: With the Beatles putting yet another long-running legal dispute behind them, the road is becoming increasingly clearer for bringing the Fab Four's catalog to digital music services. By settling its royalty dispute with EMI , the two ...

  5. Primary Wave Lands Lennon Share

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a significant share of Julian Lennon's economic interest in the Beatles songs co-written by his father, John Lennon. The share comes from the so-called writer's share of the songs rather than an ...

  6. Apple Corps, EMI Settle Beatles Royalty Row

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' company, has settled its £30 million ($59.2 million) royalties dispute with the band's label EMI. EMI would not disclose details of the settlement, which was reached last month. An EMI spokeswoman tells Billboar ...

  7. Judge Dismisses $60M Beach Boys Suit

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has thrown out a $60 million lawsuit the Beach Boys brought against two men they accused of stealing the band's property from a warehouse and trying to sell the items at auction, a lawyer for one of the men said today (April 1 ...

  8. Aspinall Splits Apple Corps

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' company, has appointed Jeff Jones as chief executive officer after the departure of long-standing CEO Neil Aspinall. Jones joins Apple Corps Ltd. from Legacy Recordings/Sony BMG Catalog Worldwide, where he was e ...

  9. Wippit Strikes Deal For Beatles Footage

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital download service Wippit will offer rare footage documenting the rise of the Beatles as part a new deal forged with archive specialist ITN Source. Through the international agreement, unveiled today, content from content providers Brit ...

  10. Sony/ATV Songs For MusicPad Pro

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has licensed its catalog of songs to FreeHand Systems to provide digital sheet music. The publisher's music will also be available for FreeHand's MusicPad Pro, a portable, touch-screen unit that musicians, compo ...

  11. Grammy Foundation Awards Five Scholarships

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bimal Jaysen Rajkomar, a U.C. Davis School of Law student, won the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative competition on Friday (Feb. 9). His winning paper argued that digital rights management schemes can be implemented without ero ...

  12. McGee Supports Gowers Review In Blog

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan McGee, CEO of U.K. independent label Poptones and Creation Management, has become the first high profile executive to break ranks with the music industry and come out in favour of the Gowers Review on intellectual property. The review created ...

  13. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  14. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a whopping 680,000 copies in the Unit ...

  15. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a who With scores of major new releas ...

  16. All We Need Is 'Love,' Says Retailers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beatles album looming as Christmas hit. Beatles album looming as Christmas hit. News ...

  17. All We Need Is 'Love,' Says Retailers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST An undoubted masterclass in creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. Initial shipments ahead of the Monday (Nov. 20) international releas An undoubted masterclass in creativi ...

  18. All We Need Is 'Love,' Says Retailers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST An undoubted masterclass in creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. Initial shipments ahead of the Monday (Nov. 20) international releas An undoubted masterclass in creativi ...

  19. U.K. Hall Of Fame Fetes Music Legends

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart were inducted tonight (Nov. 14) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at London's Alexandra Pa Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wils ...

  20. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist filed papers last week in royalty dispute. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordin ...

  21. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. News ...

  22. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the poll were broadcast M The British publ ...

  23. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  24. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Merchandiser has licenses for AC/DC, Beatles, others. Merchandiser has licenses for AC/DC, Beatles, others. News ...

  25. Sony/ATV, Musicnotes.com Ink Deal

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include songs by the Beatles, Beck, Oasis. To include songs by the Beatles, Beck, Oasis. News ...

  26. Sony/ATV, Musicnotes.com Ink Deal

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include songs by the Beatles, Beck, Oasis. Sony/ATV Music Publishing has licensed its catalog of songs to online digital sheet music company Musicnotes.com. Under the agreement, the Madison, Wis.-based company will produce and sell digital shee ...

  27. Beatles, Stones Sideman Preston Dead At 59

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Fifth Beatle' had been in a coma since November. Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and &qu ...

  28. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, has lost a trademark infringement court battle brought against Apple Computer. In London's High Court today (May 8), Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled that the com Apple Corps, the Beatles' recor ...

  29. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iTunes hopes to 'work together' with Beatles. iTunes hopes to 'work together' with Beatles. News ...

  30. Jackson Gets To Work On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in late 2007, representatives for the pop giant said today (April 18). Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in ...

  31. Jackson Gets To Work On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in late 2007, representatives for the pop giant said today (April 18). Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in ...

  32. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No terms of the deal disclosed. Michael Jackson has restructured his finances in a deal with Sony Corp, which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog that includes the Beatles' hits, attorneys said in a statement. No terms of the deal ...

  33. Beatles Eye Online Distribution

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label in process of remastering the catalog. At long last Beatlemania is getting ready to go digital. Apple Corps. managing director Neil Aspinall testified in the company’s trademark court fight with Apple Computer that the label is remastering t ...

  34. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  35. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  36. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  37. Capitol Boxes Up More Beatles Albums

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "Capitol Albums Volume 2," the companion to a 2004 collection that featured the group's first four U.S. album releases. The new edition sports "Th Capitol Records will ...

  38. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  39. Air Studios Sells For $5.6M

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Air Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles producer George Martin, has changed hands in a deal worth £3.25 million ($5.6 million). Air Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles produc ...

  40. AIR Studios Sells For $5.6M

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles producer George Martin, has changed hands in a deal worth £3.25 million ($5.6 million). AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles produc ...

  41. Report: Jackson In Talks To Avoid Loan Default

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog, an attorney for the Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key cred ...

  42. Report: Jackson In Talks To Avoid Loan Default

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Default on Sony/ATV could come Tuesday. Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog, an attorney for the si ...

  43. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beatles firm claims $53M. Beatles firm claims $53M. News ...

  44. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

  45. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beatles firm claims $53M. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings i ...

  46. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  47. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  48. Oasis Grabs Two Q Awards

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono picks up Special Award for Lennon. Oasis clinched two of the top prizes at this year's Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 10) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, picking up best album for “Don't Believe the Truth” (Big Brother) and th ...

  49. Badfinger Drummer Michael Gibbins Dies

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He was 56. Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins died yesterday (Oct. 4) in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. A cause of death was not made public. Funeral and visitation details can be found on Gibbins' official Web site . Origi ...

  50. Al Aronowitz Dead At 77

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering rock journalist had cancer. Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pioneering rock journalist, died Monday (Aug. 1) of cancer in Elizabeth, N.J. He was 77. Aronowitz, who went by Al, was a brash, high-living character who paved the way for writers cove ...

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