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The Week Trending - Rolling Stones Finally Hand Over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' Royalties To The Verve

Since the release of their hit song 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' in 1997, The Verve have been caught up i...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:21 PM - 24 May 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Week Trending - Rolling Stones Finally Hand Over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' Royalties To The Verve

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:21 PM - 24 May 2019

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Since the release of their hit song 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' in 1997, The Verve have been caught up in a legal battle with The Rolling Stones over royalties.

The band sought permission to use a sample from an orchestral version of the Stones' 1965 hit 'The Last Time', with the understanding that the royalties would be split 50/50.

However, the Stones subsequently claimed all royalties, as The Verve apparently used more than the agreed five notes.

That dispute has finally come to an end after 22 years, as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have relinquished all their publishing rights for 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' to Richard Ashcroft.

Eoghan McDermott and Dee Reddy joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and some of the other stories making the news this week.

The Week Trending - Rolling Stones Finally Hand Over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' Royalties To The Verve

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