(Sir) Paul McCartney and iTMS

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mac 2005, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

    Apr 1, 2005

    Apple Records is suing Apple Computer and you can't buy Beatles songs on iTMS, but....

    From the Live 8 concert, you can purchase the SPM/U2 version of Sgt. Pepper and the SPM solo version of The Long and Winding Road.

    Is a settlement looming between the two Apples?

    (If this is posted elsewhere, I do apologize. I did a search and did not find it discussed.)
  2. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
  3. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    Doubt it. Live 8 has a whole different management behind it than The Beatles. That and its a charitable event so it would pretty wrong to not have some of the profits that would go to the people who need it not receive it because of the stupid courts.
  4. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
  5. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2005
    New Zealand
    Umm... why? :confused:
  6. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    Apple Records has nothing to do with Live 8, which was organized by Bob Geldof, who has no problem with iTunes (the Boomtown Rats are available and I haven't heard Geldof griping about it).

    Universal holds the copyright on the recordings being sold on iTunes -- Universal has no problem with iTunes or any other download service, it seems.

    U2 were the other musicians apart from Sir Paul -- not only do they not mind iTunes, they have several high-profile ongoing business deals with Apple.

    The whole Apple v. Apple thing does not enter into it -- and Paul would look like an arse trying to stop this from being on iTunes.
  7. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    He's just always been my least favorite Beatle. He's just always struck me as being a narcissistic bastard. John Lennon lived in a manner that was much closer to what he claimed to represent, Paul seems only interested in promoting himself.

    That aside, he has made some great music.

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