The BBC recently took another look at the possibility of The Beatles coming to iTunes. Paul McCartney, one of two surviving memebers of the Beatles, stated that EMI, the record label in charge of the content, is the cause for the hold up. “To tell you the truth I don’t actually understand how it’s got […]
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Beatles Content on iTunes Hung Up In Negotiations

The BBC recently took another look at the possibility of The Beatles coming to iTunes. Paul McCartney, one of two surviving memebers of the Beatles, stated that EMI, the record label in charge of the content, is the cause for the hold up.

“To tell you the truth I don’t actually understand how it’s got so crazy,” Sir Paul told Newsbeat. “I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it’s going to happen.”

Sir Paul has claimed the delay is down to record company EMI.

“It’s been business hassles”, he said. “Not with us, or iTunes. It’s the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don’t want to do it.”

EMI of course is mum about the whole thing claiming that “discussions are ongoing,” and that “love to see The Beatles’ music available for sale digitally.” Uh-huh.

One of two extremes exist in regards to Beatles content. Either EMI believes this stuff is worth more than what Apple is willing to sell it for on the iTunes Store, or EMI wants to continue to sell Beatles material on physical media, in large box sets. Either way, EMI is milking the Beatles brand for everything they can get out of it, and we consumers have to suck it up and by the box set at an exorbitant price.

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