Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settl...

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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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    Well, AAC anyway, and maybe even one tier that isn't protected.
     
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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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    I think Sony owns them now. Jacko, if you remember, ran into some financial problems.
     
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    ah yes buying off all of those kids can do that to your bank account.
     
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    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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    June is going to be a very,very busy month for Apple!!
     
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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... :p
     
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    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.

    "Yes, little Janey will be turning 3 on Saturday --"
    "Yeah, we'll just see about that, won't we? :rolleyes: "
     
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    but now there IS one on itunes:p
     
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    Why would someone buy a Beatles album from the iTS when they already have the CD?
     
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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.:D
     
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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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    How else do you think they've sold so many records?
     
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    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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    Surely there can't be any of those left.
    The Beatles catalogue has been milked dry hasn't it?
     
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    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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    8 Track Attack!


    ... 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! :cool: :D
     
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    Most big artists have a waste bin of recordings much larger than their official catalogues, so I can´t 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.

    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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    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.:D
     

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