Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 02:39 PM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
A High Court has ruled that British music company EMI has violated the contract they signed with Pink Floyd in the late sixties.
Selling Pink Floyd’s material as individual songs on platforms such as iTunes goes against a clause in the contract obligating the company to “preserve the artistic integrity of the albums”.
The BBC reports that EMI was ordered to pay £40,000 in costs as part of the ruling.
Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt said the contract meant EMI was “not entitled to exploit recording by online distribution or by any other means other than the original album, without the consent of Pink Floyd”.
The judge’s ruling could mean that very soon Pink Floyd songs will no longer be available as individual tracks in iTunes.
“Today’s judgment does not require EMI to cease making Pink Floyd’s catalogue available as single track downloads,” says EMI, however. “EMI continues to sell Pink Floyd’s music digitally and in other formats.”