The story of how Lennon and McCartney lost the most valuable song publishing catalogue in the world. This is a staggering saga of incompetence, duplicity and music industry politics.
From the moment Beatlemania broke out, Lennon & McCartney's publishing company Northern Songs was a potential goldmine. It would eventually beccome the most valuable catalog of songs in the world.
The history of that catalog – how Lennon & McCartney lost it, and the complex financial and legal wranglings that took it into other hands – is the epic music industry story of the 20th century.
This detailed investigation contains interviews with the late Dick James' son, Michael Jackson's lawyer, million-selling songwriters and executives from Apple Corp., NEMS, ATV, EMI, and Sony, plus contributions from George Martin and Yoko Ono.
The hi-jacking of The Beatles' song catalog is a staggering saga of incompetence, duplicity, and music industry politics. Northern Songs lays it all bare in a groundbreaking investigative book that is as compulsive as it is astounding.
About the Author
After 10 years as a journalist, including working for Melody Maker and Disc, Brian Southall joined A&M Records between 1973 and 2003 and worked for EMI Records as a consultant to Warner Music International, HMV Group and the British Phonographic Industry. He has written books including the History of Abbey Road Studios, The A-Z of Record Labels and The Story of the Brit Awards.
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 18th May 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.431