By Dave Itzkoff – NY Times
Finally: score one for the wealthy rock stars. A British court ruled in favor of Pink Floyd on Thursday, saying that EMI, its longtime record label, could no no longer sell songs from its concept albums as individual singles on the Internet, Reuters reported.
On Tuesday, a lawyer for Pink Floyd argued in a High Court hearing in London that the band’s contract “expressly prohibited” the “unbundling” of its songs in any configuration other than the way they were originally produced and released. (And really, who wants to hear “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” if it isn’t immediately followed by “Another Brick in the Wall: Part 2??) Though EMI had said this did not apply to online sales, Pink Floyd’s lawyer said the argument “makes no commercial sense.” [Read More]