Page 1 of [VIDEO] Bittersweat Symphony finally owned by The Verve
For the last 22 years, The Verve haven't made a penny from Bittersweet Symphony, after forfeiting the royalties to The Rolling Stones.
The song was embroiled in a legal battle shortly after its release, after The Verve sampled an orchestral version of The Stones' song The Last Time.
As a result, writer Richard Ashcroft had to sign over his rights to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - until now.
Speaking as he received a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello Awards, Ashcroft announced: "As of last month, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards signed over all their publishing for Bittersweet Symphony, which was a truly kind and magnanimous thing for them to do."
Where they got the sample from:
The original Rolling Stones track the above is based on:
This whole thing still amazes me, but finally justice is done.
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Only took 22 years!