Billboard and Rolling Stone Magazine report:
THE ROLLING STONES, whose recording deal with EMI is approaching the end, have signed a one album deal with Universal Music for the soundtrack to the film "Shine a Light", directed by Martin Scorsese.
The band currently owns its post-1971 catalogue, but it appears the EMI was the distributor. If the Rolling Stones leave, it will be a major blow to EMI - who have recently, in addition to their other financial problems, lost two other big acts: Paul McCartney and Radiohead. The Wall Street Journal eloquently referred to the situation as a "vote of no confidence by a marquee act"