The Beatles and The Police own the rights to songs included on the Top 10 highest-earning tracks of all time.
Roy Orbison and The Righteous Brothers are among artists who have accumulated huge sums of wealth through royalties from their most popular songs.
A new documentary on BBC Four explains the method behind royalty payments and reveals the Top 10 highest-earning songs in music history.
Heading the list is 'Happy Birthday To You', which has been owned by Warner Chappell since 1990 and has earned the company £30 million.
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One of the remaining two Beatles in the world, Paul McCartney has recently announced his United States tour. The living rock music legend will be on the road in May visiting many venues for 2 months and Epic Nation Tickets has dropped prices to all shows.
Paul McCartney is at it again. The world renown music legend from England will embark on an incredible tour across the United States starting in May.
Paul McCartney has been wowing the music world for years, most notably as a member of The Beatles and Wings. Epic Nation Tickets is offering a huge selection of premium tickets to all Paul McCartney concerts
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The television show Mad Men has won an army of fans for its portrayal of glamorous 1960s New York. Now The Beatles, the band which defined the decade, appears to have given the show their seal of approval.
The record label, Apple Corps, has given rare permission for the show to use one of the band's songs. The episode, aired on Sunday night in the US, featured Tomorrow Never Knows from the 1966 album Revolver.
Although cover versions have been used in TV shows, it is thought to be the first time that the record label, notoriously reticent in its licensing of Beatles songs, has allowed one of the Fab Four's tracks to be used in a television series.
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Let It Be is an unashamed Beatles singalong fest at The Savoy Theatre in London. There is no awkward delay while the audience warms up with this non-stop hit machine - from the first word of the first song, I Saw Her Standing There, everyone - regardless of age -Is straight in there, celebrating 50 years of the greatest band the world has ever seen until the rousing finale Hey Jude.
So, no, I'm not an impartial reviewer but who is when it comes to the Beatles?
There is no need to include any story-telling or pretence at a plot, as with many theatre-based retro music shows currently touring, with The Beatles everyone knows the history and the songs
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Stokes began a working relationship with the Fab Four in the 1960s when he was commissioned to work on their cartoon Tv series The Beatles, which was a big success in America.
He then went on to work on the band's Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 before being hired as animation director on their innovative 1968 cartoon feature film Yellow Submarine.
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Publicity manager Jo Forrest said: "It's only the second time this has been performed in this country.
"It rarely gets an outing because George Martin isn't known for his choral music.
"There was a very warm reception for him, a standing ovation before and after."
The three-day Leith Hill Music Festival involves competitions between choirs by day and concerts by night, with the finale on Saturday to feature Mozart's Coronation Mass.
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According to Snodgrass, which airs on Sky Arts 1 on 25 April, Lennon would have ended up on the dole, shirking rent and work and living on memories of past glories.
The washed-up, 50-year-old Lennon is played by Ian Hart. He has played the young singer twice before – in Backbeat and The Hours and Times. This new script, from a short story by Ian R MacLeod, gives the actor, who at 48 is eight years older than Lennon when he died, another chance.
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For his own half-hour gig, the younger McCartney left the band at home to played solo acoustic, and included six songs from his upcoming solo album debut, Me, which is set for release May 21st. Coachella is only the fourth show in his current nine-week tour across the U.S. At 35, he's a relative newcomer to the family business, first publicly performing his own material in 2009.
After his set, McCartney retreated to his small air-conditioned dressing room, still flushed from the heat in his black shirt and vest, and spoke with Rolling Stone about his Coachella experience (to be repeated next weekend), his new music, the lasting influence of his mother, the photographer Linda McCartney, and life with dad.
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A bonus DVD containing the rarely seen 75-minute television special ‘Wings over the World’ and the photo gallery montage entitled ‘Photographer’s Pass’. Scroll down to hear a live version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' now.
In addition to the audio CDs and live DVD, the deluxe box-set also contains four art books packaged with exclusive memorabilia, souvenirs, mementos, keepsakes and never-before-seen photos and art work
Additionally, Rockshow the 1976 film documenting Paul McCartney & Wings' famous Wings over the World tour is to be released on DVD for the first time on June 10. Filmed at the Kingdome in Seattle, Rockshow was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London.
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