NBC’s Beatles Project Faces Potential Snags

By Shane Lou

CBS Photography 1964Earlier this month, it was reported that NBC is developing an eight-part series about the rise of The Beatles. However, Billboard now notes, there are a few small problems with the project.

The publication reports NBC has not obtained the rights to use the Fab Four’s music or likenesses in the series. There’s also a potential conflict with a separate project that’s been floated around by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which owns the publishing rights to the vast majority of The Beatles’ catalog.

Marty Bandier, chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, …read more

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