Paul McCartney takes to the cloud with HP

The tech company will digitise the former Beatle's library of songs, artwork and other work to create an archive that will then be delivered via a private cloud

Sir Paul McCartney has tapped HP to digitise his entire library of work and deliver it to fans via a private cloud.

Under a deal announced on Wednesday, the tech company will digitise content provided by McCartney Productions Ltd (MPL) and build a content-management system (CMS) for it. It will then mount the CMS on top of the library, which will sit in a private cloud environment. Specific parts of the library will be made available to fans, as well as to McCartney's friends and family.

"I've always been interested in creative ideas and new ways of reaching people, so this is a really exciting initiative for me," McCartney said in a statement. "I hope it will allow people who might be interested to access parts of our archives they might otherwise not be able to."

McCartney's library is composed of artwork, such as the cover of the Wings album Band on the Run, as well as paintings, films and videos. It also includes the masters of some of his own music and songs by his former band, The Beatles.

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