It turns out that in fact, yesterday’s teaser on the Apple homepage, was the precursor for today’s announcement: The release of the Beatles catalog is now available on iTunes. Apple has also put out a press release, and set up a dedicated page on their site for the Beatles. An excerpt from the press release: […]
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The Beatles Come to iTunes

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It turns out that in fact, yesterday’s teaser on the Apple homepage, was the precursor for today’s announcement: The release of the Beatles catalog is now available on iTunes.

Apple has also put out a press release, and set up a dedicated page on their site for the Beatles.

An excerpt from the press release:

Apple Corps, EMI and Apple today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Starting today, the group’s 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the classic “Red” and “Blue” collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital “Beatles Box Set” featuring the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatles’ very first US concert.

Additionally, All Thing Digital is reporting that Apple has exclusivity on digital distribution on The Beatles’ catalog “into 2011.”

Well, the rumor mill can finally scratch this one off the list.

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