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Beatles coming to iTunes, Apple TV ad?

updated 10:40 am EST, Mon November 27, 2006

Beatles coming to iTunes?

Apple Computer is close to inking a deal that would bring the Beatles music catalog online as an exclusive offer via the iTunes Music Store, according to Fortune Magazine. Talks between the two companies continue over the possibility of a new iPod commercial featuring Beatles music, as well as a potential Beatles-branded iPod similar to the special edition U2 model. EMI Group in mid-November announced that recordings of the Beatles would soon appear online, fueling speculation despite a recent legal battle between Apple Computer and Apple Corps that left the record label owing the Cupertino-based company roughly 2 million in legal fees.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    thank the gods.. finally

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well, I do have my entire beatles collection ripped from CD--it may introduce new listeners to the beatles. Everyone I know who is my age (mid 40's) added the Beatles as one of the first MP3's on their iPod.

    Still, maybe they will add some of the more obscure songs that were only available as bootlegs?

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969



    But what about The Rutles?!?!

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Neil Aspinall cuts off

    his nose to spite the Beatles' face... this is something they should have done a couple years ago. In the meantime, people have been downloading their music for free.

    The Apple Corps' lawsuit was silly and destined to lose but I guess in big business, big shots have to swing their dicks around.

  1. Mediaman_12

    Joined: Dec 1969


    UK Chart rule change

    Bet we wont see any of these till the new year. Upcoming changes in the rules regarding positions in the UK sales charts mean that ALL online track sales will be eligible for the singles chart (at the moment the track has to be physically available, as a single release). Thus means that all 'album' tracks bought on the iTMS (ie. these Beatles ones) would be eligible for, and could be if there are enough sales for UK no1.

  1. xianman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    RE: yess

    >> thank the gods.. finally

    frackin finally indeed...

  1. dimplemonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969


    a Beatles iPod?

    I'd buy it, yeah, yeah, yeah!

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "Dear Apple Corp,

    Since we pwned you in court, we expect your legendary and sacred Beatles albums -- including unreleased tracks -- to be made available for purchase on our closed system music store. Don't worry, in about 15 billion downloads, you'll be close to breaking even on your losses.

    Thank you, and next time shop Apple don't sue Apple.

    Apple Computer, Inc"

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