London (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has given a rude shock to former music bosses at EMI by deciding to release his back catalogue through an independent record label. The former Beatle was previously under a contract to release post-Beatles material through EMI Group, but ended his relationship with the company in 2008.
And now he has given the rights of about two-dozen albums to Concord Music Group. Concord bosses are now planning to re-release McCartney's solo work alongwith material recorded with his band Wings. Wings album Band On The Run (1973) will reportedly be the first to hit the stores in August this year.
"Since the release of Memory Almost Full in 2007 I've had a good working relationship with Concord and enjoyed our mutual love of music," the Daily Star quoted McCartney, as saying in a statement.