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Steve Smith: McCartney files suit; Seger records tribute to Frey; ‘Buckingham-McVie’ stay on track, and more

Steve Smith: McCartney files suit; Seger records tribute to Frey; ‘Buckingham-McVie’ stay on track, and more

January 21
11:35 2017

By Steve Smith
Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing seeing to reclaim the song rights many of the Beatles songs that he and his songwriting partner John Lennon wrote beginning in 1962 but lost in 1969 reports Variety.At one point in the ‘80s, Michael Jackson acquired the songs.

The lawsuit claims that the 74-year-old McCartney, whose net worth in 2015 was set by Forbes at $1.2 billion (he’s Britain’s wealthiest musician) can reclaim his songwriting rights in 2018.

Among the songs involved are such all-time classics as “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Love Me Do,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Thank You Girl,” “Bad to Me,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “All You Need Is Love.”

McCartney’s MPL Publishing is the world’s largest privately owned individual music publisher. Among many others, he owns the song catalogues of Buddy Holly, Frank Loesser, Harold Arlen and Meredith Willson (including “The Music Man”).

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