Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft

An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a ‘kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith’ passes rights to him

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones have ended one of the most acrimonious copyright disputes in British pop history, by granting Richard Ashcroft all future royalties from his 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, performed by the Verve.

Ashcroft announced the news on the same day he won an Ivor Novello award for outstanding contribution to British music. In a statement he said:

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