by Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone
11th June 2008
EMI and the BBC have struck a deal that might see unreleased material by Pink Floyd, Coldplay, David Bowie and many more finally getting let out of the vault. The broadcasting giant is housing thousands of hours of video, audio and radio recordings, which EMI will be granted access to. How the label will parcel out this new material is unknown, but the label could release it digitally or tack it onto future reissues of albums by their roster of artists. The deal only covers artists that are under contract with EMI, which includes heavy hitters like Paul McCartney and Queen.