Last week news leaked that the Estate of Michael Jackson was selling his stake in the Sony Music catalogue for $750 million [click here if you missed that].
Michael's former friend Paul McCartney is already trying to buy back the Beatles songs included in the sale...
From Billboard Magazine
When news broke that the Michael Jackson estate would sell its 50 percent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing to Sony in a $750 million deal, many wondered whether Paul McCartney would finally be able to acquire the rights to his share of the company’s crown jewel -- the Lennon-McCartney catalog -- since it begins coming up for reversion in 2018.
Billboard can confirm that as of Dec. 15, 2015, he has already begun the process.