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- Posted on Jul 26th 2011 4:00PM by Tom Davenport
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With fervent detective work from fans on the Coldplay forum, one member came across a convincing clue (via Gigwise).
"I'm a member of PRS and (as a member) you can search their online database of registered songs," the fan wrote. I typed in Chris Martin and looked at all the newly registered work under 'Christopher Anthony John Martin' and a song called 'Mylo Xyloto' was registered on 6th July 2011!
"The writers registered for the song are all of Coldplay and Brian Eno. Wither [sic] they actually call the album 'Mylo Xyloto' or not or that might be the lead single (maybe released on October 10th because the first letters of each word being MX)."
The listing also reveals how much each songwriter will earn in publishing royalties from the song, if it's true. Frontman Chris Martin will reportedly get 38%, other band members will see 19% each, and producer Brian Eno will make 4.25% for his modest contribution as producer.
Regardless of the album title, the band will go head to head in a chart battle with Noel Gallagher's first solo album due on Oct. 17 -- one week before the Coldplay release. It will refresh memories of a similar battle in 2005, when Coldplay knocked the Oasis album 'Don't Believe the Truth' from the top of the chart with 'X&Y'.