Artists Want The Ability To Buy Back Their Copyrights If Universal Is Allowed To Buy EMI

From Techidrt:

As Universal Music Group (UMG) continues dealing with antitrust questions as it tries to close its purchase of EMI, there’s a lot of focus on “divestment,” or which parts of the combined entity that would have to be sold off. There’s even talk of having to sell off the famed Parlophone Records label (home of Coldplay and Radiohead). That would be a big deal, of course, but an even more interesting proposal has been brought up by the Featured Artists Coalition, a UK-based coalition of musicians, who are saying that if the company has to divest, why not let the artists themselves have the opportunity to buy back their copyrights at “fair market value.

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