'Beatles' Music Goes Online' Rumor Resurfaces
March 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM (PT)
It's been two years since PC WORLD, among others, reported that THE BEATLES' estate were digitally remastering their music catalog in anticipation of making it available on iTUNES and other digital music services. Well, the aforementioned publication now reports that such an occurrence may finally happen in the very near future.
Evidence of this comes in press reports that PAUL MCCARTNEY has consummated $400 million deal with APPLE (the computer company) to distribute the BEATLES' music on iTUNES, as well as the fact that THE BEATLES' music is on EMI, which would now make the music DRM-free.
U.K. paper INDEPENDENT reported yesterday that one British bookmaker is now offering 3-1 odds that "Yesterday" will becoming the BEATLES' next #1 hit once the band's music is digitally available. You can also get odds on whether BEATLES tunes would simultaneously all of the top 20 positions on the U.K. charts.