Despite some thorny legal issues in the recent past, Pink Floyd have signed a new 5 year contract deal with EMI Music. The new contract, described as a global partnership to market and distribute the band's bestselling catalogue, will settle all legal disputes between the band and label.
Early last year (see my earlier post from August 18th, 2010) Pink Floyd won a court case that ruled that EMI had violated a 1999 contract predating the rise of digital-music retailers stipulating that their songs could not be sold outside the context of their original albums. Despite the ruling, Pink Floyd tracks are still sold a la carte in digital shops such as iTunes and Amazon, and will remain on sale as part of this new partnership.
(From Rolling Stone)
I was the lucky recipient of the "Oh By The Way" Pink Floyd complete box set for Christmas so I guess for me I won't be needing those digital download sources. It's more enjoyable to purchase the CD and listen to it track by track instead of just cherrypicking a couple of songs. I think Pink Floyd really needs to be listened to in it's entirety anyway, but hey thats just my humble opinion.