Something in the works?Commenting on the settlement on behalf of the shareholders of Apple Corps, Neil Aspinall, manager of Apple Corps said, It is great to put this dispute behind us and move on. The years ahead are going to be very exciting times for us. We wish Apple Inc. every success and look forward to many years of peaceful co-operation with them.
Apple Inc has been victorious under a recent lawsuit from Apple Corps (the Beatles' record label) regarding the use of the Apple logo on the iTunes Store. Recent rumors fueled by Steve Jobs playing Beatles music on his iPhone at MacWorld SF have pegged the Beatles coming to the iTunes store perhaps this month (Valentines Day?).Commenting on the settlement, Steve Jobs, Apples CEO said, We love the Beatles, and it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks. It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further disagreements in the future.
I mean, what would be more fitting than starting Valentine's Day with a band that sung "All You Need Is Love"?
They won't lose any more than they already have. Apple was going to win this legal battle) The Beatles will get to appear on The iTunes Store (the largest download site) instead of Napster or any of the other failures (Zune Store etc etc).This was a joint settlement...
Can someone provide a better explanation of how Apple Corps, Inc. got anything out of this deal?
And thanks to downloads counting towards UK chart positions it's quite possible they could have every spot in the top 10 in the same week. That would be one hell of a PR coup for both Apples.Apple Corps will get their fair share of the deal when the Beatles tracks go on iTunes and become some of the most heavily downloaded songs.
Not really a surprise considering The Beatles have always been the biggest corporate whores of them all.Seems Apple Corp sold out and took it from SJ.
Time to start bumping up those annual licensing fees Steve!!!Auntie said:Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and licence certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use.