Pink Floyd have emerged as the victors in a court tussle with EMI. The English rock group sued the English music group over online royalties and the “selling of individual tracks online.”
Judge Andrew Morritt ruled in favor of Pink Floyd, arguing that EMI should “preserve the artistic integrity of [their] albums.” (He’s obviously a fan.) In typical Pink Floydian language, the band was unhappy that EMI was selling songs individually because this detracted from the “seamless” nature of the group’s music. EMI countered that it only needed to ensure “seamlessness” on physical releases.
The label now needs to pay $60,000 as an interim payment while the judge decides on a fine.
It just gets worse and worse for EMI after what seems to be a 2010 of neverending bad news. They need to start hiring people with business acumen, excellent musical knowledge, and innovative ideas. People like our very own TMT staff!