Paul McCartney Files Claim To Regain The Rights For His Own Beatles Music

first_imgMany of us are familiar with the Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson friendship that quickly deteriorated when Jackson infamously purchased the rights to the entire Lennon-McCartney catalog of music, essentially stripping the Beatle of all of his rights to the music that he created alongside Lennon during the reign of The Beatles. During their own friendship, Sir Paul explained to The King of Pop the value in music publishing; MJ clearly was listening and decided to scoop up the rights to their music in 1985 for $47.5 million from ATV Music, along with other artists music. Needless to say, McCartney was furious at this obvious betrayal and tried to regain the rights to the music over the years, to no avail. According to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, songwriters have the ability to recapture the publishers’ share of their songs, and in the case of titles written before 1978, after two consecutive 28-year terms, or 56 years. 2018 marks the 56-year period for McCartney to recapture the rights to the catalog.Without going into all of the legal jargon, as of Dec. 2015, McCartney filed a termination notice for a list of songs that include several from the Abbey Road album, “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Come Together”, “Golden Slumbers”, “Carry That Weight”, and the band’s entire catalog from 1962-1964. Sounds like a ton of fun for Sir Paul to have to deal with. With friends like Michael Jackson, who needs enemies?[via Billboard] [photo credit Echoes/Redferns]last_img read more

Temple Of The Dog Makes Their Triumphant Debut At Madison Square Garden [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgWhen Temple Of The Dog were preparing for their ongoing reunion tour, Chris Cornell spoke about giving the band an opportunity to shine at major venues. Last night, 25 years in the making, the band took the stage and gave Madison Square Garden the rock and roll performance that they’d always wanted.The show focused heavily on Mother Love Bone and Temple Of The Dog material, staggered in with covers of Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Mad Season, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, and Black Sabbath. Through the one major set and double encore, this exciting super group had fans enraptured as they rocked the Garden.Check out a series of videos from the show below, as well as the full setlist.last_img

Alleged tax fraud: Diego Costa bags six months jail term

first_img Loading… Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax fraud in Spain – but the Atletico Madrid ace will pay €36,000 fine to avoid any jail time. Spanish outlet El Mundo report the Brazilian forward pleaded guilty to a tax offence amounting to €1.1m. He is accused of defrauding the state of more than £900,000 by not declaring payments of more than €5.15m (£4.63m) after his move to Chelsea in 2014. The tax agency denounced Costa for defrauding the authorities regarding €1m (£890,000) in image rights. The Spanish treasury added another fiscal crime to Costa before withdrawing and halving the fine. However, they did give the striker an advance on his wages, meaning he could pay the fine in full.Advertisement The fee is said to be around €500,000 (£450,000). Barcelona ace Lionel Messi and former Real Madrid ace and now Juve forward Cristiano Ronaldo had running battle with authorities over tax issue Costa was called to testify in June last year, acknowledging the charges put against him. The 31-year-old was spotted arriving in court today for a short period of time, donning a protective face mask. An Atletico spokesman said on Wednesday: “Diego Costa reached an agreement a few months ago with the prosecutor and has already paid the corresponding fine plus interest and the request for a prison sentence was withdrawn. Read AlsoAlonso acquitted of tax fraud by Madrid court Costa is not the only player to have had a running battle with authorities in Spain over tax issues. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and former Real Madrid ace now Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo have had their fair share of the tax headache, both players ended up avoiding jail terms and paying fines instead. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”last_img read more

KCCA 1 Sundowns 1: South Africans deny Ugandan champs

first_imgKCCA striker Sserunkuma scored their goal2017 Total CAF Champions LeagueKCCA FC 1 (2) Mamelodi Sundowns 1 (3)March 18th 2017: Platinum Stars 3 Vipers 1 (Platinum advance 3-2)Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) were held 1-1 by Mamelodi Sundowns and knocked out of the Total CAF Champions League 3-2 on aggregate.match at Phillip Omondi stadium, Kampala.Victory for the Uganda champions over the two legs would have made them the country’s first club to qualify for the lucrative Group Stages of the African Champions League. It would have guaranteed the club a minimum of $550,000. #KCCAvsSUN Tweets Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Whale Shark Spotted off Juno Beach

first_imgCaptain Johnny, from Blue Heron Fishing, says the whale shark appeared to be about 25 to 30 feet long.Although whale sharks are rare along Florida’s east coast, other species, including black tips, hammerheads, lemon and tiger sharks, are among the most common. A rare shark sighting occurred on Friday off the coast of Juno Beach.Visitors who were on board one of the Blue Heron Fishing Charter boats captured footage of a juvenile whale shark just feet away.last_img

VIDEO: Doctors pull entire beach towel out of python’s mouth

first_img*WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT*Veterinarians in Australia pulled out an entire beach towel out of a snake!The owners of the 18-year-old jungle carpet python, Monty, say she ate the towel the night before.Vets were able to find the missing item in Monty’s stomach using an endoscope. Then, they used long forceps to grasp the towel and safely remove it.Monty was able to go back home with her owners, and is back to living her normal life.last_img

Discounted Bus Pass Program Accepts Applications for 2019

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit is accepting applications for the 2019 Discounted Bus Pass program. The program discounts the price of adult and youth bus passes for qualifying local non-profit and human service agencies, who pass them on to their clients. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018. Applications are available on the Intercity Transit website or by calling 360-786-8585. Awards will be made on December 5, 2018. The program begins on January 1, 2019.Qualifying agencies must serve clients within the cities or urban growth areas of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, or Yelm, demonstrate a direct link between transportation and the provision of agency services, and address how using the transit pass program benefits the overall community. Once selected, organizations can purchase passes at half price, good for transportation on Intercity Transit local fixed-route bus service. Intercity Transit will discount up to $400,000 worth of monthly bus passes in 2019.Twenty-five organizations took advantage of the program in 2018. They include: Catholic Community Services, Olympia Union Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, South Sound Parent-to-Parent Tumwater School District, and more.Our community has many worthy agencies doing important work. Supporting these agencies helps everyone,” says Ann Freeman-Manzanares, Intercity Transit General Manager. “It’s one more way we work with local partners to help address the community’s unmet transportation needs.”last_img read more

Silver for now, but great exposure should help down the road for NYS U13 Boy’s teams

first_imgThe Nelson U13 Selects finished advanced to the final with a 2-0-1 record after edging city rivals U12/13s 3-0 on goals by Ezra Foy, Ernesto Archambault and Thomas Baxter and Columbia Valley 5-1, with goals coming from Jaden Dyck, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Aidan Mushumanski and two from Angus Paterson.The U12/13s tied Kootenay South 1-1 before scoring a 2-0 shutout of Columbia Valley.Keanu Tromans scored against Kootenay South in a game coach James Baxter described as, “a terrific effort and display by the boys.”Max Spielman scored twice against Columbia Valley with keeper Blake Markin-Hellekson earning the shutout.In the final the Nelson U13 team played Kootenay South in a fiercely contested game, with chances going both ways. In the end, Kootenay South prevailed with a 2-1 score, with Luka Eyre scoring the Nelson goal.”The boys came so close to tying it in the late stages of the game, when they put together a great passing sequence resulting in a great scoring chance in close that just went over the bar,” Dyck explained.Added Baxter, “Although we fell just short of our goal of the gold medal, the boys put in a great effort, and should be proud of themselves.” Kootenay South may have topped Nelson Selects in the final of the U12/U13 Boy’s Division Sunday at the Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament.But Nelson Youth Soccer should get the last laugh down the road as more than 25 players gained some Rep Tourney experience en route to Nelson Select capturing the silver medal.“I am so proud of how those boys with several younger players on their team, played throughout the tournament,” commented coach Kerry Dyck about the younger U12/13 squad with a host of U12s filling out the roster.“To tie Kootenay South and beat Columbia Valley like that is quite an accomplishment. Even though they didn’t make the final, they should be very proud of themselves.”last_img read more

Combining Practical Lighting With VFX

first_imgA deceptively simple technique that mixes practical lighting with VFX is proving to be one of the most visually impressive methods of creating atmosphere in recent memory.Top image via ILMUsing LEDs for more than just a light source is a trend taking off in filmmaking. By using them as markers, subject lighting, and interactive practical effects, filmmakers are slowly but surely making new use of one of the most dynamic tools available for filmmakers.One recent production to make use of this visual effects technique was 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot/remake/sequel/what have you. Regardless of your thoughts on the film, the method used to shoot their character VFX interactions was genius.For a room full of extras, interacting with an imaginary dragon-demon-ghost is difficult for many reasons. On top of the lighting issue, having the crowd sync up with one another while following something that isn’t there can be extremely difficult to pull off. By using an LED-covered drone, the crowd and central characters have a reference point to use for their reactions, and the light given off by the LED is beneficial as a reference for the VFX team.How cool is that? Whether your shoot calls for glowing monsters or not, using a drone as a marker for your actors is pretty genius.Lighting Your SubjectsAbove image via IlouraAs seen in the Ghostbusters breakdown above, Paul Feig draped his extras in LED lights to give them a ghostly blue aura. For projects needing spiritual or supernatural elements, this idea is cost effective and brilliant. Of course, as seen below, this wasn’t the first time a production made use of LEDs in this way.For the Watchmen character of Dr. Manhattan, Billy Crudup wore an entire LED suit to bathe his nearby costars in real blue light. Again, just like with Ghostbusters, this technique gives the VFX team a great reference point for the character’s height. The following behind-the-scenes look reveals the detail and intricate work that went into creating Dr. Manhattan. It’s well worth the watch, even if it is from six years ago.LED lights can also be used as physical objects that actors maneuver and manipulate themselves. One major film from last year put LED VFX to work in the most obvious and genius way.Using Objects2015’s low-budget indie darling Star Wars: The Force Awakens made use of this LED technique with its lightsabers. As seen in the stunning VFX breakdown video released a few weeks back, all of the film’s lightsabers are actual glowing swords held by the actors.This year we were also treated to a masterful fan flick featuring the infamous Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul. Working with a relatively small budget, the German production made use of LED lightsabers as well. Even if your film has nothing to do with Star Wars, using these LED props can be beneficial when working in the sci-fi genre. The behind-the-scenes video is excellent for anybody dreaming of one day adding their own contribution to the Star Wars universe.Sure, these means of production are more likely to be used for big-budget studio pictures. Nonetheless, this way of thinking is basic filmmaking prowess at its finest. The filmmakers found a fast, practical way of shooting what they needed in a manner that’s not out of grasp for low-budget projects. LEDs can be used a wide number of ways and they should never be overlooked as a good VFX marker, light source, and interactive prop.Know of any clever ways to use LED lights? Share in the comments below.last_img read more