[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pink Floyd[/lastfm] and record label EMI just spent the past 10 months battling it out over rights to release MP3 singles, which the industry blames for declining CD sales. The surviving members of the band argued that releasing individual songs violated a clause in their contract with EMI to “preserve the artisitic integrity of their work.”
[photogallerylink id=42629 align=right] Pink Floyd was threatened by the idea of fracturing their albums into individual songs in the belief that doing so would fade them to black.
Last month, Pink Floyd won their case in court to keep their albums whole but a change of heart, and likely monetary gains, caused them to settle with EMI.
Details of the settlement are, at this point, private knowledge. However, label executive Roger Faxon said “Pink Floyd are one of the most important and influential bands of all time. We’re looking forward to continuing to help the band reach new and existing fans through their incredible body of work.”
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