Sir Paul McCartney wins back tracks from Michael Jackson

Sir Paul McCartney get a starSir Paul McCartney is to win back the rights to his tracks owned by Michael Jackson as under the Copyright Act, any content penned before 1878 becomes the property of the songwriter after 56 years.


The Beatles frontman fell out with the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker after he lost ownership of his songs over 30 years ago, but under the 1976 US Copyright Act, any content penned before 1978 becomes the property of the songwriter after 56 years.


The 71-year-old singer – who is worth more than £485 million – will be able to collect royalties and licensing money in five years time and then he’ll be able to pull in more songs each year, meaning that he’ll regain the majority of the band’s back catalogue by 2026.


Sir Paul – who teamed up with the ‘King of Pop’ in 1983 for hit ‘Say Say Say’ – ended his friendship with Michael after he outbid him in a Sony records deal and bought the band’s music content for £31 million.


An insider told The Sun newspaper: “Paul’s been fuming for decades. It’s as much personal as business. Now he’ll get back what’s rightfully his.”


McCartney previously admitted he can sometimes lose his way on stage and forgets to concentrate because he gets too involved with the music.


He told Q magazine: “It’s scary, because sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of a show and think, ‘Concentrate man! Come on, you’ve got an audience here!’.”

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Jose Chameleone serves up Afro Futurism on “Champion” Video

Jose Chameleone had promised his fans a treat ahead of releasing the video

#NewMusic: D’banj’s Street Anthem Issa Banga

Celebrated and legendary Nigerian Superstar D'banj has showcased his versatility

Jose Chameleone Enters The Ring With “Champion”

The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether

AFRIMA award winner Gilad Millo releases ‘love’ video

Fresh off the Afrima awards where he won 2 awards, Israeli born musician,

Prince Harry predicted he’d marry a celeb

Prince Harry was keen to tie the knot with someone who has "already in


Foo Fighters announce major supports acts for 2018 tour

Wolf Alice, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes and Slaves are among the

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)


Natalie Portman: Hollywood producer lured me onto private jet

Natalie Portman has recalled how what she believed to be an innocent invitation

John Boyega dubs Star Wars: The Last Jedi very messy

John Boyega has said 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is "very messy" but explores

Kate Winslet auditioned for Titanic with Matthew McConaughey

Kate Winslet has revealed, although Leonardo DiCaprio bagged the role

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the