The four mop-top kids from Liverpool are finally coming to iTunes. You knew it was only a matter of time after they released the Lennon/McCartney songbook to “American Idol,” right?
Apple announced Tuesday (Nov. 16) that iTunes will start selling music from the Beatles, in agreement with EMI, the Beatles recording label. As of the announcement, iTunes has 13 remastered Beatles studio albums, the two-volume “Past Masters” set and the classic “Red Album” and “Blue Album” collections.
]]>Steve Jobs says in a statement, “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 two surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the widows of deceased members John Lennon and George Harrison, all gave their blessings.
Apple will also be running a series of TV spots that combine video footage and photos of the band with songs like “Let it Be” and “All You Need is Love.
Will you be downloading your favorite Beatles tunes?
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