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Richard Ashcroft given Rolling Stones’ share of Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft given Rolling Stones’ share of Bitter Sweet Symphony
Bitter Sweet Symphony is still doing sterling work in pleasing our ears many years after it was first released, but today there’s major news about it. At the time, Richard Ashcroft and the Verve had to surrender a big chunk of rights in the song because of where it came from, but now they’ve been given back as a gracious gift.
 
So, with Ashcroft getting an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, he also announced this: “It gives me great pleasure to announce as of last month Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to give me their share of the song Bitter Sweet Symphony.This remarkable and life affirming turn of events was made possible by a kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith, who have also agreed that they are happy for the writing credit to exclude their names and all their royalties derived from the song they will now pass to me. 
 
 I would like to thank the main players in this, my management Steve Kutner and John Kennedy, the Stones manager Joyce Smyth and Jody Klein (for actually taking the call) lastly a huge unreserved heartfelt thanks and respect to Mick and Keith. Music is power. “
 
Nice job Stones.
 

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