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The Beatles and iTunes – blame EMI, says Macca

From the “recycle me and use me up” department, former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has once again railed against EMI for the failure so far to offer music by the legendary band for sale and download via iTunes and other digital music services.

“To tell you the truth I don’t actually understand how it’s got so crazy,” Sir Paul told Newsbeat. “I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it’s going to happen.” Continue reading

E3: Beatles Rock Band game gets downloads, more

Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison all turned up at US games industry event E3 yesterday to pimp the world premiere of The Beatles: Rock Band.

This music-based video game offers a glimpse at The Beatles’ music, career, and legacy. The Beatles: Rock Band will be released worldwide on 9/9/09, as will the release of the entire, original, digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue.

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Beatles reach Rock Band deal, no iTunes yet…

beatles1While the digital music world may be waiting for the introduction of music from The Beatles through legitimate online services, Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band.

The music-based video game will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

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The Beatles earn more than Madonna, Kanye

Ignore Madonna and Kanye West, one of the biggest-earning names in music this past year wasn’t a contemporary act, but digital music refuseniks, The Beatles.

The two surviving members of the band along with the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison received £35.1 million in dividends from Apple Corps, The Times reports.

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Paul McCartney ‘doesn’t mind’ illegal downloading

Paul McCartney yesterday said that he “doesn’t mind” illegal downloading, though he does have some problems understanding the concept.

He explained that while he doesn’t download illegally himself, he was tempted to buy Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ for a penny, but only so he could tell his mates he’d paid much more.

The artist was speaking at a London media event for the launch of his latest The Fireman album, ‘Electric Arguments’, recorded with Youth.

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