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Old May 11, 2007, 08:44 AM   #1
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Old May 11, 2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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He'll be happy when he realizes that there are folks out there who will have bought Abby Road in vinyl, cassette, cd and soon mp3.
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2 of my favourite things the beatles and apple.
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Old May 11, 2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Old May 11, 2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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He'll be happy when he realizes that there are folks out there who will have bought Abby Road in vinyl, cassette, cd and soon mp3.
Well, AAC anyway, and maybe even one tier that isn't protected.
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Old May 11, 2007, 10:36 AM   #6
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with jacko owning the rights to the beatles songs, what's going on on that end with that catalog? i would love to see all of the beatles songs on iTunes. this is better than nothing.
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Old May 11, 2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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with jacko owning the rights to the beatles songs, what's going on on that end with that catalog? i would love to see all of the beatles songs on iTunes. this is better than nothing.
I think Sony owns them now. Jacko, if you remember, ran into some financial problems.
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Old May 11, 2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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I think Sony owns them now. Jacko, if you remember, ran into some financial problems.
ah yes buying off all of those kids can do that to your bank account.
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Old May 11, 2007, 04:16 PM   #9
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Well, AAC anyway, and maybe even one tier that isn't protected.
I used "mp3" to mean "generic digital music file". After all, even "AAC" has a "m4a" extension. I didn't want to confuse any of our friends in the RIAA.
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Old May 16, 2007, 07:36 AM   #11
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How many times are there going to be rumors about Beatles or ex-Beatles on iTunes? I swear there's a news article on it every 2-3 months and nothing ever happens...
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Old May 16, 2007, 07:52 AM   #12
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How many times are there going to be rumors about Beatles or ex-Beatles on iTunes? I swear there's a news article on it every 2-3 months and nothing ever happens...
Yeah, between Beatles on iTunes and the Second Coming, I'm beginning to think that I should just stop listening to people mentioning any future event.

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How many times are there going to be rumors about Beatles or ex-Beatles on iTunes? I swear there's a news article on it every 2-3 months and nothing ever happens...
but now there IS one on itunes
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Old May 16, 2007, 07:56 AM   #14
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Why would someone buy a Beatles album from the iTS when they already have the CD?
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Old May 16, 2007, 07:59 AM   #15
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I'm pretty happy that this is finally coming to a head. Now apple can concentrate on other endevors and i can download some tunes i'm missing.
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Old May 16, 2007, 08:01 AM   #16
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Maybe, if like me, you don't own the CD. I owned all the vinyl, can't play it anymore (turntable broke, and couldn't justify fixing it) and never bought the CD versions (too cheap).

If I can pick up what songs I want for $1.29 (unprotected higher quality), you bet I will!
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wow, this is pretty good news. hope it happens.
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Why would someone buy a Beatles album from the iTS when they already have the CD?
How else do you think they've sold so many records?
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Why would someone buy a Beatles album from the iTS when they already have the CD?
Easy. Put one or two "old abandoned redordings" on the iTunes album version, see the cash shift hands quicker than you can say "Tax Man".
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Easy. Put one or two "must have" bonus tracks on the iTunes album version, see the cash shifting hands quicker than you can say "Tax Man".
Surely there can't be any of those left.
The Beatles catalogue has been milked dry hasn't it?
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Old May 16, 2007, 08:10 AM   #21
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How else do you think they've sold so many records?
What do you mean?

I can see someone buying the CD if they already have the vinyl, but you can put your CD onto your computer, so why buy the iTunes one aswell?
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He'll be happy when he realizes that there are folks out there who will have bought Abby Road in vinyl, cassette, cd and soon mp3.

... or 8 track tapes, you left out 8 track ... I loved my 8 track player, two big speakers, "D" battery power, I set it on my rear seat of my '59 Chevy, spread way apart for good stereo effect. Beatles, Rolling Stones & the Woodstock Movie Soundtrack! Groovy Baby!
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Most big artists have a waste bin of recordings much larger than their official catalogues, so I canīt see no end to special releases. Not even when Sir Paul passes – Stella will continue.
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Who cares about McCartney? Seriously? Beatles might be interesting, but McCartney? Blah.

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with jacko owning the rights to the beatles songs, what's going on on that end with that catalog? i would love to see all of the beatles songs on iTunes. this is better than nothing.
The Beatles own all the right to the songs. What Whacko-Jacko owned was the rights to re-record those songs. So if someone wanted to make a cover-version of a Beatles-song, he had to talk to Jacko. But Beatles-songs performed by the Beatles were still owned by the Beatles.
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Old May 16, 2007, 08:31 AM   #25
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I would only hope the Beatles show up so people can stop wishing. I don't care one way or the other. I still see the Beatles as the original boy band who made good with some nice music later but could not last. No arguments please. I know they are influential and such. I just don't enjoy them like others. But I have said all along that anything that gives the iTunes store an edge I am all for.
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