Sir Paul Mccartney - Sir Paul McCartney wins back tracks from Michael Jackson

Sir Paul McCartney is to win back the rights to his tracks owned by Michael Jackson.

The Beatles frontman fell out with the 'Thriller' hitmaker after he lost ownership of his songs over 30 years ago, but under the 1976 US Copyright Act, any content penned before 1978 becomes the property of the songwriter after 56 years.

The 71-year-old singer - who is worth more than £485 million - will be able to collect royalties and licensing money in five years time and then he'll be able to pull in more songs each year, meaning that he'll regain the majority of the band's back catalogue by 2026.

Sir Paul - who teamed up with the 'King of Pop' in 1983 for hit 'Say Say Say' - ended his friendship with Michael after he outbid him in a Sony records deal and bought the band's music content for £31 million.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''Paul's been fuming for decades. It's as much personal as business. Now he'll get back what's rightfully his.''

McCartney previously admitted he can sometimes lose his way on stage and forgets to concentrate because he gets too involved with the music.

He told Q magazine: ''It's scary, because sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of a show and think, 'Concentrate man! Come on, you've got an audience here!'.''


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voiceandbrain's picture

voiceandbrain

Love the typo in the first paragraph, it says "any content penned before 1878 becomes the property of the songwriter after 56 years." Do you need a proof reader? I'm looking for a new job.

4 months 3 weeks ago
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Mark Bentley

Fact check: Paul didn't bid for the ATV catalog (way more than just Beatles songs btw) at a then-bargain price, so how could he be "fuming" at anyone except himself? The attorney who handled the transaction, John Branca, says Jackson asked him at the time to check whether Paul or Yoko Ono were bidding and they both declined. In fact, Ono gave her blessing to Jackson whose integrity she respected. Paul whines about other people for years and years to create a public perception that he's been victimized somehow. Poor little Paul, I guess. Or is he just a jerk?

4 months 3 weeks ago
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Lisa Champ Paluck

Loved the Beatles....not a fan of Sir Paul's.

4 months 3 weeks ago
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YANNI54

What they are not telling everyone is Michael Jackson took the advice of Paul McCarthy to buy the catalog. They both had to chance to bid and MJ did outbid PM, because PM didn't think the catalog was worth the amount of money MJ was willing to spend, so why is this supposedly back where it rightfully should be, if PM didn't think it was all that back then! PM was pissed because he didn't think MJ would bid against him and he found out that MJ was ALL BUSINESS. Businesswise MJ was no fool!!! PM is starting to sound like he has a little touch of dementia. Soon he will need a teleprompter or he will have to write the lyrics in his hands. Folks think about this one, didn't MJ say "THEY" wanted to kill him to get the rights to the catalog back? Was he talking about the Beatles Catalog? HMMM!!!

11 months 1 week ago
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reniatko

this old man should concentare on his health not on his stupid tracks. He so old and his music SUCKS. I have never been a fan of The BEatles, never loved their songs.To me their songs are so stupid and boring.

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m.j. lover and ...

Go ahead and take them even though you were too cheap to buy them you only have about 250 songs and there are thousands if not millions of songs in the Catalog . cheap skate. Michael paid for something that your cheap ass is getting for free. I hope Yoko Ono takes then from your cheap ass.

11 months 2 weeks ago
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