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    Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:21:36

    Paul McCartney Could Regain Rights to Beatles' Songs Soon - Find out how

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    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    It appears that the world's greatest living songwriter Paul McCartney could regain the rights to some of The Beatles' songbook in about five more years. We hope, we hope.

    The late King of Pop Michael Jackson owned about half of the copyrights to a huge chunk of the Beatles' songs, with Sony/ATV Music Publishing holding the remainder.

    It's reported that the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 enables songwriters to regain control of publishing rights on pre-1978 compositions after 56 years. That means that the former Beatle will be able to regain control over the band's compositions from 1962 in the year 2018, so says The Fader.

    What is your favorite Beatles or Paul McCartney-penned song?

    —Katie Sheehan
    08.19.13



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