Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Pink Floyd suddenly realise they don't mind digital after all

Last year, you'll recall, Pink Floyd took EMI to court to prevent the label from splitting up their albums to sell individual tracks as digital downloads.

The band insisted it was all about artistic integrity - their music was only to be enjoyed as part of a whole, or else as incidental music on Only Fools And Horses over photomontages of Delboy selling stuff.

But ten months is a long time in artistic integrity, it turns out, as Pink Floyd and EMI have come to a deal which will allow you to buy the odd track here and there.

So, it was never about the purity of the vision; just the size of the cheque.

[Thanks to Michael M]