Oasis’ Noel Gallagher Explains If He Is Considering To Sell The Rights To His Music
During his recent interview with Apple Music Hits, former Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher promoted the latest album of his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and he unveiled whether he was decided to sell the rights to his music catalog or not.
The fans have been waiting for a long time since the release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ third studio album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ on November 24, 2017. Recently, the band released their fourth album entitled ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ on June 11, 2021, which consisted of the greater hits of the band.
In the recent interview he joined, Noel shared his ideas on selling the rights to his musical materials. As you may know, many artists like Neil Young, Paul Simon, and David Crosby were convinced to sell their music after Bob Dylan had sold the rights to his music to Universal for $300 million. Gallagher also stated that he could sell his music in the future.
Even though Noel wanted to sell the rights to his back catalog too, he will own the whole rights of his musical material in 2025. He mentioned that he won’t need them anymore when he will be 60 years old and he can buy whatever he wants with these millions. However, Gallagher has doubts about the company which will have the rights in the future and he will be sure about the suitable usage of his musical material when he is ready to sell them.
Noel Gallagher confirmed that he is considering selling his music by saying:
“Well, I get mine back, all of it, in 2025, because I’ve been knocking years off the deal as opposed to taking money advances. I was like, ‘I don’t need it anymore.’
The way that I look at it is I’ll be approaching 60, and it’s like, do I want to leave it to my kids, who’ll probably swap it for a fucking PlayStation game? Or do I get rid of it now and set everybody up for life? Because I’ve always wanted to buy a fucking 88 superyacht, and call it… You know, you see them in the sea, and it’s like ‘Ocean Breeze.’ I want to call mine ‘Mega Mega White Thing.’ Like the biggest fucking superyacht of all time.
My idea now is to kind of sell it. But then you walk that tight rope of, ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ could be in a shampoo advert. You’ve got to kind of take that into consideration.
And they, whoever buys it, can do what they want with it. So there’s a long, long, long conversation to be had.“
You can watch Gallagher’s interview below.