Harrisongs Ltd. is a music publishing company, founded by
musicianand songwriter George Harrison, a member of The Beatles. It is headquartered at 27 Ovington Square in London's Knightsbridgedistrict, in the same building which houses Apple Corps.
Harrison's earliest compositions (including "
Don't Bother Me", his first, which appeared on " With the Beatles" and " Meet the Beatles!") were published by Northern Songs, the company set up in 1963by Dick Jamesand Brian Epsteinon behalf of John Lennonand Paul McCartney, who were the main songwriting Beatles. Harrison and Ringo Starrhad both signed contracts with Northern Songs, but neither was reportedly satisfied with their subsequent writer's royalties, or perceived low-man status with the company; Harrison wrote " Only a Northern Song" partly to comment on how Northern Songs might handle his latest offering. Harrison and Starr both let their Northern Songs contracts expire in 1968, with Harrison starting Harrisongs and Starr founding Startling Music.
Harrison's new company published his later Beatles tunes, including "
Here Comes the Sun" and " Something", and his early post-Beatles solo work, including the songs from " All Things Must Pass". In 1973, Harrison assigned the publishing rights to his newest album, " Living in the Material World", to the Material World Charitable Foundation, a charitable organizationhe set up to aid starving countries.
His songs from
1974's " Dark Horse" onwards were originally published by Ganga Publishing, B.V.in the United States, and Oops Publishingin the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. They are now published by Umlaut Corporation, which is controlled by his widow Olivia.
Harrisongs Limited is now to be the publishing vehicle for his son
Dhani Harrisonand his musical project, thenewno2.
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