The True Story of The Beatles Song Publishing Empire. Popular Biography. Omnibus Press. Softcover. Omnibus Press #OP52030. Published by Omnibus Press (HL.335947).
Item Number: HL.335947
ISBN 184609996X. 6.25x9.25 inches.
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.