Paul McCartney: Blame EMI, not us or Apple, for the lack of The Beatles in iTunes Store

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Despite years of negotiations Sir Paul McCartney and iTunes still haven’t done a deal to make Beatles’ tracks available to download,” Dan Whitworth reports for The BBC’s Newsbeast. “‘To tell you the truth I don’t actually understand how it’s got so crazy,’ Sir Paul told Newsbeat. ‘I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it’s going to happen.'”

“Sir Paul has claimed the delay is down to record company EMI,” Whitworth reports. “‘It’s been business hassles,’ he said. ‘Not with us, or iTunes. It’s the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don’t want to do it.'”

Whitworth reports, “McCartney has long insisted that he wants to make his old tracks with John, George and Ringo available to download.”

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  1. Why does anyone care, because….:”During the week of 4 April 1964, The Beatles held twelve positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five positions. Neither feat has been matched by any other artist to date. The songs were “Can’t Buy Me Love” (Capitol Records), “Twist and Shout” (Tollie Records), “She Loves You” (Swan Records), “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (Capitol), and “Please Please Me” (Vee-Jay).”

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