Report: Paul McCartney, Apple seal deal to bring Beatles catalog to iTunes

Report: Paul McCartney, Apple seal deal to bring Beatles catalog to iTunes

Summary: The Beatles may be coming to iTunes.According to a report in the U.

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The Beatles may be coming to iTunes.

According to a report in the U.K.'s Telegraph, Paul McCartney is expected to deliver the Beatles back catalog for download on Apple's iTunes. The value of the deal could be worth as much as 300 million pounds. That translates into more than $600 million at current exchange rates. Other reports--all citing British tabloids--peg the deal at about $400 million.

If this report proves true, it's a big coup for Apple and iTunes. The Telegraph also reported that a date hasn't been set for the deal.

The Beatles catalog has been AWOL on the Internet due to lawsuits between EMI and surviving band members. Meanwhile Apple Corp., the company behind the Beatles, and Apple have been in a tiff over their names. Those agreements were settled last year paving the way for the iTunes deal.

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  • Beatles on itunes

    That's great but I've been a fan since 1964 and have all their music on CD's which I've loaded onto my ipod a long time ago. I don't see Apple making any money off me on this but I guess there is a new generation of fans who haven't purchased the music before now.
    jdclifford
  • RE: Report: Paul McCartney, Apple seal deal to bring Beatles catalog to iTu

    Just now having another listen to the Stones 'Bigger Bang'
    theknitter
  • Woohoo!

    I love the Beatles! :D

    - John Musbach
    John Musbach
  • RE: Report: Paul McCartney, Apple seal deal to bring Beatles catalog to iTu

    Sadly Sony and Jackson's joint venture is reported to deny this. /spits on Michael Jackson.
    SvZurich
  • RE: Report: Paul McCartney, Apple seal deal to bring Beatles catalog to iTu

    Good for him and us. Good for him in that he gets some profit for what he helped create instead of some fat cat record execs p!$$!ng on the artists and pocketing the dough.

    Good for us in that if we lose a favorite CD or just want access to one song, we can now get ready access for a reasonable cost without having to move from our comfy chair or drive our cars.
    chiefcrewdog