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Apple Records goes digital - still not online

One of the great mysteries involving Apple Records, the legendary music label created by the Beatles, is why the band's music is still not available online--legally.
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Written by Greg Sandoval on

One of the great mysteries involving Apple Records, the legendary music label created by the Beatles, is why the band's music is still not available online--legally.

Perhaps that could change as Apple Records has at least now opened up some of the label's catalog for the first time to digital distribution. In partnership with EMI Music, Apple Records announced Tuesday that it is releasing 15 remastered albums that it will also make available for download in October.

Among the acts whose music is being released by Apple Records, the chief division of the Beatles' primary business entity, Apple Corps, are Badfinger, James Taylor, and Billy Preston. But what anybody who knows anything about Apple Corps knows is that what people really want is "Help," and "Across the Universe," and "Yesterday," and all the music from the Beatles. (No disrespect to JT, as "Carolina in My Mind" is excellent.)

For more on this story, read Apple Records goes digital, but still no Beatles on CNET News.

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