Personally, I’m not a big fan of the Beatles, but I know the power that their music had. How they affected an entire generation of people. How they altered the music industry. How they created so many iconic moments throughout the world. How they changed history. I realized this all today when I read this article about Sony not selling their rights to songs by the Beatles.
Now I am not saying that the Beatles can’t be bought. In the business world, everything can be bought (heck maybe even in life but that’s a whole ‘nother discussion), but the price is probably so high, and difficult to valuate that this is one of the few things that should be labeled priceless. Great call by Mr. Lynton. He must have really planned for the future of the company when making this decision, as it’ll probably be worth more and more every year that the Beatles brand gets to mature.
Also an incredible decision by the company on Taylor Swift. It is way too soon to start transferring her songs. She is America’s sweetheart, America’s princess. She’s who we would like our daughters to look up to. She’s a powerful, opinionated, talented, and beautiful woman, who’s still growing up, and has had lots of relationship stories to tell, but she does it with so much class. Still very young though with lots of story to be told.
Sony is definitely going to stand the test of time with these powerful assets.
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