Monday, 3 July 2017

Paul McCartney Regains Beatles Song Catalogue From Sony.

That Day Is Done: Did Paul Finally Get Back The Songs?
It's being reported that the confidential settlement that Paul McCartney and Sony reached means that Paul has finally done what he's been looking to do since 1985; Regain the full rights to the full Beatles Catalog.

This is a story that started back in 1969 when Dick James, who owned a majority share in Northern Songs, the publishing company set up with Brian Epstein and John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963, sold the songs without giving John and Paul a chance to buy them. Dick sold them to ATV music. In 1985, ATV was put up for sale and was bought by Michael Jackson, much to the displeasure of Paul, who originally had advised Jackson on the value of owning publishing rights.

Jackson, of course, didn't spend his money wisely and had to sell most of the catalog to Sony in the 90s and then with Jackson's death in 2009, Sony bought the songs outright and this January, McCartney began the process to regain them and they have reached a settlement which people are reporting is to McCartney's full benefit.

So, HAS Paul gotten back the full rights? So far, nothing has been officially confirmed. What do you think?

Monday, 26 June 2017

Tea & A Butty Podcast 14 - 'Women of John Lennon'

We're baaaack! After what seems like a whole year hiatus, we are back with a new Podcast. We even grew mustaches and cut our hair and made a promotional film where people wonder whether or not it's really us! We hope you enjoy and look out for our next in the 'Women of...' series, Paul McCartney!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Hello Good Buy - New

Here's a fantastic birthday gift idea for all you Paul McCartney fans! His 'New' album!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hello Good Buy - Band On The Run

Here's a great deal for somebody's birthday, perhaps that Macca fan in your life! Paul McCartney and Wings' 1973 classic album 'Band On The Run'

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

BBC Radio 2 Salute The Beatles: Paul Merton's Beatles & Sgt. Pepper Forever

Paul Merton is a respected British comedian, broadcaster and writer who appears on the BBC panel show 'Have I Got News For You'. In this BBC Radio 2 production, he imagines what would have happened if the Beatles (along with some of their famous friends) had re-united for a one off concert in 1974. In a four part series, Merton, a Beatlemaniac like all the rest of us, presents this concert with a Terry Wogan-esque narration. Have a listen at the link below and just imagine what it might have been like:

 And if that isn't enough, Martin Freeman (Yes, John Watson himself is a massive Beatles fan, didn't you know? Sherlock though, he can't understand the appeal!) presents a documentary also on Radio 2 about Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. You can also listen to it free and un-geoblocked (The BBC are totally fine with everyone in the world listening to their radio) right at the link below: