Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over Beatles on iTunes - HotHardware
Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over Beatles on iTunes

Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over Beatles on iTunes

Sorry, Beatles fans: two sources are throwing cold water on rumors that Paul McCartney has sold the rights to the Beatles back catalog to iTunes.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the joint venture owned by Sony and singer Michael Jackson, has thrown cold water on newspaper stories out of London that The Beatles catalog would soon be available on iTunes. A spokeswoman for Sony/ATV Music Publishing told CNET News.com that the reports are "untrue."

Sony/ATV is a pretty good source. While EMI Group owns the recording rights to The Beatles catalog, Sony and Jackson own the rights to the vast majority of the catalog's publishing rights. Had a deal been cut, Sony/ATV would "absolutely be informed," the Sony/ATV spokeswoman said.

At the same time, Billboard reported that Apple denied the story.  Of course, this doesn't mean a deal won't still be made.

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 i think itunes will  eventually get them

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Just when I thought I would finally be able to download Yellow Submarine.

I think it's foolish not to offer Beatles music on iTunes. Unless they are holding out for a better cut of the profits from Apple, they are missing out on a huge segment of the market.

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 wasnt there a lawsuit against itunes stating that it wasnt paying labels there fair share of profits this year

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It's just a matter of hammering out the details -- honestly why WOULDN'T you want to publish your music on one of the top sources of music in the world? It'd be like saying Best Buy isn't selling Beatles albums....its obviously not at the choice of the musicians (unless Paul indeed is looking for some more $$$$).

It'll eventually happen.....

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