Northern Songs: The True Story of the Beatles' Song Publishing Empire
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.
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A fascinating insight into the world of music publishing with the added interest of the Beatles. A really good read, especially if you like number crunching. Read full review
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Northern Songs: The True Story of the Beatles Song Publishing Empire
Limited preview - 2009