10 Oct 2003
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There is an insightful article from Q Magazine (reproduced here in full) around the time of Factory Records' demise which speculates as to what would happen to the extensive New Order (and indeed other Factory artists) back catalogue and whether Anthony Wilson had something up his sleeve. Rather cleverly (or is that sneakily) Q obtained a copy of New Order's legal agreement with label which stated that the band and not the label owned all the master tapes.

Of course when Factory folded some bands like Happy Mondays and A Certain Ratio had got wind of the imminent demise and they made sure they had either extricated themselves from their "deals" or (in the case of ACR) removed the master tapes from the Factory offices. 'Cos when the receivers moved in they took possession of everything...

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