Sony hack latest: Paul McCartney ‘wants to buy up The Beatles back catalogue’

According to reports, Sony execs were discussing selling the 250 tracks back to the 72-year-old hitmaker

Paul McCartney
Eyes on the prize

Paul McCartney could be set to once again clench ownership of The Beatles back catalogue.

According to a report by The Sun, the singer is set to make a bid for possession of the music after eyeing it up for thirty years.

The turnaround comes after leaked Sony emails revealed that executives were considering selling the rights back to the 72-year-old hitmaker.

This includes a share in more than 250 songs which were written by McCartney and John Lennon.

The Beatles.
The renowned band

A source told the website: “Paul will want to buy the catalogue.”

The illustrious back catalogue has eluded Macca ever since it was purchased by his former friend Michael Jackson in 1985.

At the time, the King of Pop forked out a massive £47.5 million to nab the tracks before McCartney could.

He later sold half the catalogue to Sony in 1995 in a deal worth £95 million.

TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney
Making a play

Over the weekend McCartney said it was ‘ridiculous’ that there are courses for people to study The Beatles.

In a post on his website, he explained: “For me it’s ridiculous, and yet very flattering.

“Ridiculous because we never studied anything.

“I don’t think that by studying popular music you can become a great popular musician. Someone like Bob Dylan, you can’t make.”

Mirror

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