Report: Apple to announce iTunes Store deal with The Beatles via Super Bowl commercial

“The worldwide Beatles grapevine is buzzing over the distinct possibility that the long-awaited remastering of the Fab Four’s United Kingdom CD back catalogue will finally see the light of day — by June,” Terry Ott reports for The Toronto Sun.

“As per usual, Apple/EMI is presently mum, but sources with knowledge of the project say that two scenarios are possible for the release of the minimum 11 UK albums,” Ott reports.

Ott reports, “What’s more, the long, heated court feud between the Beatles’ Apple Corp. and Apple Computers [sic] over naming rights might finally have been resolved. The belief is that Beatles songs at long last will be available for downloading from Apple Computers’ iTunes, as soon as next month.”

“The buzz is that two companies apparently will finally collaborate on Beatles music — for an exclusive three-month, restricted deal allowing Apple Computers’ popular iTunes to offer downloaded, remastered Beatles songs, perhaps even before the CDs are made available,” Ott reports.

“Apple Computersplans a ‘special’ announcement scheduled for a Super Bowl commercial on Feb. 4, which may give more indication as to where the new remastered CDs will debut first,” Ott reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Teddy H.” for the heads up.]

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43 Comments

  1. I love it. The Beatles are so in touch with today’s rock and roller.

    This move is heavily symbolic. It shows that everyone think iTunes is the way to go. Even a company with a REAL grudge against Apple, Inc.

    Just my $0.02

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