In another snub to poor old EMI, Paul McCartney has reportedly struck a deal with London independent One Little Indian regarding the re-release of his solo back catalogue. Macca worked with EMI on most of his post-Beatles career but left the major in 2007 to release a new album via what was then Starbucks' record label Hearmusic. At the time he said he'd continue to work with EMI on his classical projects, but it wasn't clear what he had in mind for his back catalogue, which he controls.
Well, it seems that since then Macca has become even more disillusioned with the ever evolving EMI, and at the same time was impressed with Team Indian when they worked on 'Electric Arguments', last year's third album from the former Beatles' side project The Fireman. Which has led to the indie winning the deal to repackage and re-release Macca's previous solo work, 'Frog Chorus' and all.
One of those sources told the Sun: "Paul has been unimpressed with EMI for quite some time now. He's really enjoyed working with One Little Indian on his Fireman project, so didn't think twice about giving them the responsibility of handling his solo catalogue too".
Source: Unlimited Media www.unlimitedmedia.co.uk