The Beatles for Sale - Digitally

     The Beatles are finally coming to iTunes.

     The Fab Four have been absent from the digital music world since its inception, but this morning, Apple announced that the band's entire catalog will now be available for download on the iTunes digital store. Full albums will be available for $12.99 and individual tracks will be available for $1.29. The entire Beatles box set will also be available for $149.

     "We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago."

      The Beatles might have broken up forty years ago, but they remain one of the most popular musical acts of all time. Their greatest hits compilation, 1, was the top selling album of the 2000s, and last year they were the third best selling artists, behind only Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift.

     Apple and the Beatles, whose record label is also called Apple, have been suing each other since 1978 over rights to the name.


Alan Taylor Farnes said...

Steve Jobs is so funny with his "long and winding road" quote.

Jims Porter said...

I just bought "Ticket to Run" and "Wipeout." By far, two of the greatest songs ever written.

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