Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV over Beatles royalties: Looking at the suit

Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit Jan. 18 against SONY/ATV Music Publishing and SONY/ATV Tunes LLC for declaratory judgment seeking to confirm he will get back his portion of the Beatles song copyrights from SONY/ATV in October, 2018. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.

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Paul McCartney’s new 2017 album … what’s really up?

The first tip of a new Paul McCartney album came last February in the UK Sun, which reported both the album and that he was working with Adele’s producer Greg Kurstin. McCartney confirmed the news in a story in the Washington Post in July, saying “I’d like to get an album by next year.” Then, in August, he told Rolling Stone, “I’ll put out my next album, but I won’t think I’m gonna sell a lot. I’m putting it out because I have songs that I like. And I will do my best job.”

Here’s how it stands now, as sources tell us: The album is timed for the summer with a single to be released in June. And he may preview some of the songs at his upcoming dates in Japan in late April. 

Beatles News from Steve Marinucci

Report: Beatles’ Magic Alex dead

We’re checking this, but there’s a report from a French news agency that Alexis Mardas, aka Magic Alex, has died. According to the report, he was 74.

Update: This has now been confirmed. We’ve written a story for Billboard that will be up soon.
Update #2: My story on Billboard.com: http://ow.ly/EHEY307ZDDU
Source: Beatles News from Steve Marinucci