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Pink Floyd Signs New Contract with EMI Records

Band's music will remain available as individual digital tracks

January 4, 2011 4:15 PM ET
Pink Floyd Signs New Contract with EMI Records
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Despite some thorny legal issues in the recent past, Pink Floyd have signed a new five-year contract with EMI Music. The new contract, described as a global partnership to market and distribute the band's bestselling catalogue, will settle all legal disputes between the band and label.

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Early last year Pink Floyd won a court case that ruled that EMI had violated a 1999 contract predating the rise of digital-music retailers stipulating that their songs could not be sold outside the context of their original albums. Despite the ruling, Pink Floyd tracks are still sold a la carte in digital shops such as iTunes and Amazon, and will remain on sale as part of this new partnership.

Money! Pink Floyd Stays at EMI–and iTunes [Media Memo]

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