– Pink Floyd has won its case before the U.K. High Court against record label
EMI, over a breach of contract concerning the sale of its albums as individual
song downloads, the BBC reported. The judge in the case said EMI’s contract
with the band did not entitle the label to sell individual tracks without the
band’s permission — but EMI was not immediately ordered to stop selling single
track downloads of the band’s songs, and it’s unclear whether that will be part
of a final ruling.
EMI maintained that it would not have to cease selling individual
Pink Floyd tracks at digital retailers.
"Today’s judgment does not require
EMI to cease making Pink Floyd’s catalog available as single track downloads. EMI
continues to sell Pink Floyd’s music digitally and in other formats," the
The Court also levied an initial $60,000 fine against EMI.
case, which is ongoing, will also address Pink Floyd’s claims over the
accounting of digital royalties.
(DMW previous coverage)