Sir Paul McCartney has dealt a blow to former bosses at EMI - by confirming plans to release his back catalogue through an independent record label.
The rocker was previously contracted to release post-Beatles material via EMI Group, but he parted ways with the company in 2008 - and has now handed about two dozen albums to Concord Music Group.
Concord executives are now making plans to reissue MCCartney's solo work as well as material recorded with his band Wings.
The first album to be resold will be the 1973 Wings album Band On The Run, due to hit stores in August (10), according to Reuters.
MCCartney says in a statement, "Since the release of Memory Almost Full in 2007 I've had a good working relationship with Concord and enjoyed our mutual love of music."
EMI bosses are still in charge of releasing Beatles albums.