The Talk Show: Michael Jackson and The Beatles

During Episode 17: Magic Flute of The Talk show John Gruber and Dan Benjamin spend some time trying to figure out who actually owns the rights to The Beatles music, eventually linking to this Snopes article and still not having a clear answer.

The first sentence of the Snopes article really sums up what you’re in for:

This is one of those items which is primarily true, but the answer needs to be heavily qualified in order to avoid being misleading.

It’s not a simple answer because the music business isn’t simple.