Disagreement between members leads to sale of Pink Floyd music rights (Brussels)

A planned sale of Pink Floyd’s music rights has stalled. know that Financial Times. The reason? Among other things, a bitter feud between (former) band members of a rock band.

British band Pink Floyd plans to sell music rights for more than $500 million. As stated therein Financial Times Big names were already among those interested, including Blackstone, Sony Music and Warner Music. Among other things, the sale has been delayed for months now due to disagreements over tax regulations.

In addition, former bassist/singer Roger Waters lives in the United States and other band members in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Waters had a rocky relationship with David Gilmour over the years. A bidder says a tense relationship makes it “impossible” to close a deal. Another doubt is whether the wall can be brought down again as the band members continue to argue for no apparent reason.

Ukraine

It says Waters’ controversial statements on Ukraine did not help a potential deal Financial Times For that. In an open letter, Waters criticized the West (for arms transfers) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In recent years, big artists like Neil Young, Sting and Bob Dylan have sold their music rights. They made millions of dollars doing it.

Pink Floyd formed in 1965 with only drummer Nick Mason remaining from the original line-up. The mega band became a huge hit with this album The dark side of the moonReleased in 1973. Singles like ‘Money’ and ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ were massive hits.

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