Michael Jackson’s estate has sold his publishing stake to Sony for $750 million. This includes the music catalogues of other artists like the Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Eminem.
I wonder if Sir Paul McCartney will try to persuade Sony to revert his Beatles compositions to him any time soon.
Sir George Martin, the legendary producer who was at the helm of most of the Beatles’ biggest hits, has passed away at age 90. Aside from the Fab Four, “the fifth Beatle,” as he was known, also produced recordings for such artists as America, Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney (and Wings), and Michael Jackson. Martin’s contribution to the music industry as not only a producer but also as a composer, arranger, and music executive is remarkable and will never be forgotten.
May you rest in peace, George.
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has revealed that he has cancer.
Legendary Australian rock band AC/DC has suffered another setback — frontman Brian Johnson has been told that he is going deaf and that he risks total deafness if he continues to tour.
Happy belated birthday to the one and only late Andy Gibb, who would have turned 58 years old this past Saturday.
ANDREW ROY “ANDY” GIBB (1958-1988)