Former Oasis member Noel Gallagher recently discussed the possibility of selling off the rights to his works. He talked about the possibility of him selling off the Oasis back-catalogue and has revealed he’s still not sure about it.
Noel Gallagher talks about the matter
The former Oasis guitarist penned most of the Britpop band’s legendary songs and he’s not sure if he’s ready to sell them yet.
“It’s a tempting amount of money,” he told Radio X’s Dan O’Connell. “I guess when the moment arrives, there will be a decision to make, but I’m not there yet.
“I do wonder if it will demotivate me though do you know what I mean? If you buy a yacht, you’re kind of going to be on it all the time, aren’t you really? I’m not sure I’ll be sitting on the back of the yacht with an acoustic guitar trying to write songs about the weather.”
The Manchester rocker also revealed he gets asked by brands to use Oasis music all the time and worries that selling the rights would possibly mean hearing Oasis on adverts for anything…. including a certain fast food chain.
“I get asked a lot for songs in adverts,” he said. “There’s been one on the Nationwide advert for the last three years, bless them and yeah it would mean they would own it for life and you could be in a McDonald’s advert and it’s like is that really how you want your music to be perceived?
“Then the other part of you is thinking, ‘Am I being too precious?’ It’s only music, I don’t know… I’ll let you know.”
Selling off the rights to his Oasis anthems would also mean his estranged brother Liam could be granted permission to use them in his films.
So far, the rocker hasn’t been granted the rights to use the tracks in his documentaries, with his last Knebworth doc not including any tracks from the band.