Pink Floyd, EMI, and iTunes

August 25, 2010

Earlier this year Pink Floyd won it’s lawsuit against music distributor EMI.  Floyd had sued EMI over the issue of whether EMI could sell individual tracks as downloads.  One of the fallouts from Pink Floyd’s victory was that their contract for some of the albums in the Pink Floyd catalog expired.  Consequently, EMI’s right to sell albums such as The Wall, Animals, and Wish You Were Here either as digital downloads or as CDs expired.

This week several of the albums were pulled from iTunes and are no longer available.  Since EMI still has physical copies of the CDs in stock they can sell those off, but when the stock is gone they’ll be OP, until Pink Floyd signs a contract with a music distributor.  I will be submitting an order later this week for fresh copies of several Pink Floyd albums both the titles will be going OP and those that are still in print.

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