Maclen Ltd is formed

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

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The music publishing company Maclen Limited was formed on this day, with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Brian Epstein as directors.

Several years later, Lennon and McCartney would become co-owners (80% was owned by Lennon and McCartney, the remaining 20% by NEMS) of a company formed on 4 February 1965 known as Maclen Music Ltd. Even though Lennon and McCartney were signed to Northern Songs, Maclen “licensed” the rights to publish Lennon and McCartney songs to Northern Songs and collected the writer’s share of the publishing royalties on behalf of Lennon and McCartney from Northern Songs.

Granados, Stefan. Those Were The Days 2.0 (p. 18). Cherry Red Books. Kindle Edition.

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