Beatles' value to Universal revealed following EMI merger

Paul Williams

The Beatles’ worth to Universal has been spelt out by new Music Week research naming the group as one of the biggest-selling acts this century.

Universal made a point of extracting The Beatles as a band and as solo acts from its EMI concessions last week.

The business logic of that stand is underlined by a Music Week study of The Beatles’ recorded music sales since 2000, which reveals they are this century’s sixth most successful albums act in the ...

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