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13 August 2013
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* Two articles about Paul being able to regain control of his Beatles compositions starting in 2018.

 

* Article on some of Paul's collaborators on his new album.

Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with Giles Martin, son of The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, as well as Adele's producer Paul Epworth and Sir Tom Jones collaborator Ethan Johns for his new album.

 

 

* Another article on the new album, from The Examiner:

More evidence we could be seeing a new Paul McCartney album this year comes from a tiny quote in the Aug. 11 column by gossip columnist Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com.

Friedman asked McCartney if the album was coming next year. “No. Now. Before that,” he replied. An earlier report on the album from a writer at a recent listening session had been more specific about a release date and said it would be likely out by October.

 

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13 August 2013
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Interesting bit about US copyright law, but it has to noted that it only refers, and can only refer, to copyright in the North American market. It will not affect any other place. And, if it stands, it would have the same effect for the Lennon estate.

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13 August 2013
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I don't think Paul will ever own his Beatle songs (aside from the two he already has). Hope im wrong.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 August 2013
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''* Article on some of Paul's collaborators on his new album.

Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with Giles Martin, son of The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, as well as Adele's producer Paul Epworth and Sir Tom Jones collaborator Ethan Johns for his new album.''

 

I had to read that three times before I saw it said ''Ethan Johns'' instead of what I thought, ''Elton John''

 

14 August 2013
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From The Examiner:

Dave Schwensen, the author of "The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts," told Beatles Examiner Aug. 13 he has turned to Kickstarter for a campaign to fund his book of the Beatles '65 Shea Stadium concert, which he plans to have out this fall.

[x-posting to the new book thread]

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14 August 2013
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Also, next year's Fest for Beatles Fans dates have been announced:

New York Feb. 7-9

Chicago Aug 15-17

Los Angeles Oct 10-12

 

Great, I got a year to save up my money only to to lose it all. :->

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14 August 2013
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Paul has been added to the iHeart Radio Music Festival 

http://www.mynews3.com/content…..E3pMg.cspx

http://festival.iheart.com/

15 August 2013
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* New York Times article on a business venture to expose younger people to The Beatles

As Paul McCartney closed the Grammy Awards last year with an all-star Beatles medley, Owen Husney, a veteran music executive, read Twitter in horror. In one message after another, young people asked a question that could give a baby boomer a heart attack: "Who is Paul McCartney?!"

"I was so angry," said Mr. Husney, who is best known as one of Prince’s first managers. "But I realized it was only natural. There is a whole audience born around 1990 that knows the Beatles, but is wholly unfamiliar with their writing."

In response, Mr. Husney has teamed with a small music publisher on a project to introduce the songs of the Fab Four to a younger generation. One project is an album of Beatles covers by young bands, but if Mr. Husney and his partner, Herb Jordan, are successful, they will also get more Beatles songs onto television and in the movies, something that has long been difficult — and correspondingly expensive — for Hollywood producers.

More at the link.

 

* New auction includes the door to Paul's childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road.

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15 August 2013
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A door? Seriously?

Oh and I think the project is a great idea. I always think it's important to know about the legends of music. It's part of your education I think. It always saddens me too, when I hear someone ask who the feck the Beatles are or can't name a single song by them.

15 August 2013
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The project is an "interesting" idea, but not really anything new. Mojo and Uncut magazines have both released many compilations of Beatles covers, varying from material drawn from across their career, to covers of individual albums (the most recent being Mojo's we're with the beatles from July), often with especially commissioned covers that steer well-clear of "chart" acts. They vary in their success rate. And covers of Beatles songs, though I love many, are not Beatles songs.

As for getting more of their performances on film soundtracks, or their videos/original footage on TV, we all know the problem there are the licensing costs, and – while I wish they would get on and do some things on DVD – I don't mind that they try and protect their own recordings from being over-exploited.

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15 August 2013
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I'd rather that the recordings were scarcely utilised than being on every compilation and in tv programmes, films and crap commercials, there was such a good reaction when Tomorrow Never Knows was on Mad Men because it was a rarity and how to be done with a bit of class. I'd rather have it that way than how Elvis, Buddy Holly and other artists songs have been treated over the years, spewed onto anything when a fiver is waved towards whoever owns the rights or gives the permission.

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15 August 2013
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I have to admit I hate covers too though. But I just hate most covers in general, even the ones the Beatles did. 

I would like more of their songs to be on tv. I think that would be awesome. There is a huge difference between ''more of their work being on tv'' and ''Beatlessongs crammed in on every show possible'' though.

15 August 2013
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Read the quote on that part though, Linde, "if Mr. Husney and his partner, Herb Jordan, are successful, they will also get more Beatles songs onto television and in the movies, something that has long been difficult — and correspondingly expensive — for Hollywood producers." Doesn't sound as if they are talking about something like, a one-off programme that collects together the videos.

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16 August 2013
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If the actual Beatles song recordings became cheaper or more easily obtainable for the movies or whatever they would be on everything, same as when the songs go out of copyright – every two bit piece of shit compilation and tacky film would be featuring them bragging about their inclusion, we saw a little of that when Love Me Do and PS I Love You were out for a short time before it changed. I dread the day when Beatles songs are hawked around on tacky albums and used to sell condom's, bits of cheese and in movies where the inclusion makes no sense – just throw in a Beatles song, that will gain this scene some credibilty.

One show I remember playing a Beatles track is Coronation Street years ago, it was on in my house (thankfully not any more, awful programme) and two characters called Steff and Des were holding a party which, as is routine in a Soap, turned to arguments and shouting between them. Anyway Love Me Do was the record playing as the fall out occurred. And if you watch the Mother Nature's Son episode of Only Fools and Horses you will hear an edited version of Money (That's What I Want). 

Anyone got any more? There will be others I don't remember as I type.

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16 August 2013
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Paul wins Beatles tracks from Michael Jackson

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/r…..37507.html

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16 August 2013
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Paul wins Beatles tracks from Michael Jackson

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/r…..37507.html

And hopefully once he fully gets them back (he won't get them all back right away, as the story explains), he'll split it up with the Starkey, Lennon and Harrison families and estates.

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16 August 2013
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http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk…..on-5717327

Anybody want to own Paul's childhood door?
Edit: Damn Parlance bet me to it a-hard-days-night-george-10

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16 August 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
Paul wins Beatles tracks from Michael Jackson

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/r…..37507.html

Isn't this headline misleading? If I'm reading correctly, this looks like the same story posted earlier about Paul regaining the US rights a few years from now. He hasn't won them yet. And I don't think they're with Michael Jackson's estate anymore, they're with Sony/ATV.

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16 August 2013
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Yes its misleading, if you read further down the article it doesn't come in for another few years. Its being misleadingly titled in a number of places. Also if you want to be pedantic Paul hasn't won them back, he is getting back due to the end of a 50 year copyright law.

As far as im aware Michael's estate still owns part of the rights having sold a large share to Sony/ATV due to financial difficulties.

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It is also misleading in that I should think he will only regain his 50% with the other 50% going to the Lennon estate, as well as only applying in the US market by the look of it.

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