The Beatles confirms plans to offer their music as downloads

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When Apple Computer launched
their iTunes service
back in 2003, they started off with a library of just over 200,000
tracks. Since that time, their library has grown about…

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The who?

I thought Michael Jackson owned the Beatles catalogue, wouldn’t he get the say in this? Allthough I guess he probably just leaves well enough alone, and lets that apple company handle it.

No, willb3d, not the Who, the Beatles.

Oh, them, yeah, liked their tv show when I was a kid. I heard they’re suing Fiona Apple next.

That’s interesting…allofmp3.com has pretty much everything available for digital download. :stuck_out_tongue:

That’s interesting…allofmp3.com has pretty much everything available for digital download. :stuck_out_tongue:

That’s interesting…allofmp3.com has pretty much everything available for digital download. :stuck_out_tongue:

Really? Really? Really? :B

All that '60’s era stuff is crap. Just let the band die its been on life support for far too long. Would John Lennon have really wanted the Beatles to go on living in such a vegastative state? I think not. Euthanasia is the only humane thing to do. :+

Oh well, given the total volume of 45’s, Lp’s and CD’s sold for this group, given the dominance of the Beatles Album sales within the top 100 best selling record albums in both the regular sales of 45’s, LP’s and CD’s in the past four decades, allied to how esy it is to convert to mp3 or Apple DRM free crap. Only, an idiot or an oxy moron would buy it again, from the record company’s in the new drm’d lousy format! I suppose for a marketing ploy, one could totally remix , create brand new Digital Masters, and basically alter the music’s perspective as was done to the butchered modern version of “Hey Jude” If the record companies sell this turkey, it will show the old adage, “a sucker is born every minute!”:c

Sarumon says: “All that '60’s era stuff is crap. Just let the band die its been on life support for far too long. Would John Lennon have really wanted the Beatles to go on living in such a vegastative state? I think not. Euthanasia is the only humane thing to do.” The especialist did spoke. Let me gess:90s are the best, maybe? I prefer 60s to 90s, and todays music really sucks.. Did you ever try hear them? Share with us your amazing music life! We want now it! P.S. 80s has the best music ever…:S and F*** music today`s…

Indeed, the 80’s rocked… :smiley: Good to hear that the Beatles music will finally make it for sale, since everyone (including GW Bush) has illegal copies on their players. :slight_smile:

I think that the logo above in the quote is for Apple compter. So we can see why they are being sued. :+ To me music is very much entwined with our lives and memories and there is no “best” era. Music seems great as I think we let our minds wander to where we were when we used to hear the music. Often, these are good memories. This is why (I think) we can listen to music over and over and it never dies for us. As it is a part of our life. I still like the Beatles (the group) even though some of the best stuff they ever did was when I was 11 years old i.e Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour Rubber Soul etc.! But, the remaining Beatles are not representative of the whole by any stretch of the imagination. They are former Beatles. In the 60s and 70s there was much rebellion and also a “vibe” with the young people. The Beatles rode this vibe for all it was worth, along with a ton of other great talens, like Hendrix, Clapton, Joplin, Ten years After, The Who, The Guess Who, Rolling Stones, to name but a few. You can take Busta Rhyme and his ilk and they do nothing for guys my age. Only so many words rhyme with bitch. Metered rhyme…repetitious hook lines -when will it end? Damn I feel like it is stagnating the the evolution of music as this is all the labels will dish out. :frowning: There is no progression of the craft anymore it seems. :c

The beatles songs are now available for downloads, but President Bush admitted months ago that his Ishite(ipod) had already been loaded with Beatles songs. How could this be without pirating the songs. Is he advocating piracy?:b:B

Mordorr says “The especialist did spoke. Let me gess:90s are the best, maybe? I prefer 60s to 90s, and todays music really sucks.. Did you ever try hear them? Share with us your amazing music life! We want now it! P.S. 80s has the best music ever… and F*** music today`s…” I agree that the '80’s was the best ever and that “'80’s” had some bleed over into the early '90’s and some of the early heavy metal from the '70’s was damn good, too. Radio music for me started going downhill in the early '90’s when the Seattle crap started coming out in force. That was the end of the best music on radio. However, I HAVE listened to the Beatles and have always thought they sucked. Don’t like Jimmy Hendrix, either. Can’t see what the big deal is over him or why he’s still even played on some of the “modern rock” stations. I find it funny how some guy who claims that the '80’s music is the “best ever” defends not only '60’s music but the Beatles as well. :r

Thats easy Sarumon:p -Even i prefer 80s, in General, for instance, one of my favorites bands is The Doors ( 70s):B Its you that said:":r All:r that '60’s era stuff is crap."… I said my favorite decade was 80s,,,doesnt mean i cant hear 1 or 2 bands from 90s.:S Even a “radical” like me has no problems to admit a good band of todays`… But i think you are a litle more radical… and Elvis is not dead!:b:B:B

Of course the King of Pop gets a say in this. He’s flat broke and living in another country and all for it! If he could get a few cents out of every Beatles download, he go back to Neverland and have enough ready cash to start being even wierder than he was before.