The Beatles to share the love with Apple’s iTunes Store on Valentine’s Day?

“Compelling evidence has surfaced that 1 Infinite Loop and Abbey Road are almost ready to bury the hatchet, as both Apple firms drop hints that they may at last bring the legendary music catalogue of The Beatles to iTunes,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.

Malley reports, “Potentially ending decades of pent-up animosity, Apple Inc. and record label Apple Corps may be on the verge of announcing a crucial deal that would give the Cupertino-based iPod maker the first shot at online distribution of Beatles songs, according to discoveries made by Electronista.

“Citing a source speaking with Beatles news outlet Abbey Road Best, the technology news website claims that the once bitter opponents have mended fences and are preparing an exclusive campaign that would further cement iTunes’ position at the apex of the online music industry,” Malley reports.

Malley reports, “Under the terms of the purported deal, Apple Corps would make at least some of the British rock group’s music collection available through iTunes on Valentine’s Day, providing a convenient means of promoting the band’s recent Cirque du Soleil project, Love. The deal would not only grant Apple Inc. one of the most coveted distribution agreements in modern music history, but would also afford the company a valuable weapon against its challengers, according to the report.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bev M.” for the heads up.]

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  1. @MacBill
    Am I the only one who thinks The Beatles music is overrated?

    I don’t know. How old are you? Maybe you are too young to know just how revolutionary their work was. The best are timeless classics (personally will never tire of listening to Norwegian Wood, Hey Jude, the Long And Winding Road, etc.), some of their early stuff is very dated though, like “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. They had strong material and weak material like any band, but their best is the best of the best.

  2. The Who, The Stones, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Hendrix, Joplin, King Crimson, THE Floyd, The Byrds, Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel, Grand Funk Railroad, Dylan, C,S,N (& Y). Plenty of others.
    Temps, Gaye, Stevie & the rest of Motown. Ike & Tina Turner
    Don’t forget Stax/Volt and the Memphis sound. (Booker T & the M.G.’s, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, etc)

    The Beatles were a pop band with some Rock & Roll sensibilities. The Stones ARE a Rock Band. Both were Brits recycling black music to America’s ears.

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