updated 05:05 pm EDT, Wed April 12, 2006
Digital Beatles downloads
The Beatles are preparing to release their tracks via digital music services, with label Apple Corps remastering their catalogue to improve the sound. Neil Aspinall, head of Apple Corps has said the label is assembling digital booklets to accompany the downloads. "I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters. It would be better to wait and try to do them both simultaneously so that you then get the publicity of the new masters and the downloading, rather than just doing it ad hoc," Aspinall said. The living Beatles have refrained from releasing their tracks via online services thus far, but finally making them available for digital download may be a pivotal moment for legitimate services, according to Macworld UK.