In the wake of the pandemic, the music industry has been in an extremely difficult situationBecause without concerts or live festivals, there is not so much income for everyone involved. However, artists and bands are doing everything in their power to get ahead, that is why some made somewhat radical decisions, as in the case of the Beach Boys, who were in need
We know that the members of the band get along with the kick. Years ago Brian Wilson and Mike Love have a married lawsuit, who has even taken them to court on a lot of occasions; That’s why Love has toured under the name they rose to fame, while Wilson has played all over the world as a solo artist. Nevertheless, Despite all their quarrels, it seems that they agreed on something.
The Beach Boys sold up to his name
According to Consequence of Sound and following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys gave their master recordings to Iconic, a part of their dpublishing rights, memorabilia and, what is more interesting, of your entire brand in general, including portraits of its members and even the name of the group. All this for an amount they did not disclose but we are sure that he included several zeros in the check.
According to the same source, the decision to sell all of this was made by the remaining members of the band, Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with Carl Wilson’s sons Jonah and Justyn, who took over their father’s estate after his death in 1998. Despite this, stakeholders retain a stake in business decisions, although the company that acquired everything related to them has the final say.
What will happen to the rights of the band?
Consequence of Sound also mentions that Iconic plans to develop and monetize The Beach Boys brand everywhere, using social media to find new fans and building on the success of documentaries and biopics of musicians and the promotion of these productions thanks to the soundtracks. So you see, we will have a lot of news from this band in the future.
The only problem with all this is that the 60s material from the band, which Murry Wilson – the father of Carl, Dennis and Brian – sold and which includes legendary recordings such as Pet Sounds, is now owned by Universal. Despite this, both parties agreed that they would work hand in hand on the projects appear for this legendary group; hands down, this is one of the biggest decisions we’ve seen in the music industry.
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