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.”
Sir Paul blames EMI.
“It’s been business hassles”, he said. “Not with us, or iTunes. It’s the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don’t want to do it.”
EMI countered: “Discussions are ongoing. We would love to see The Beatles’ music available for sale digitally.”
The fans say: will one of you get it together. EMI, last time we looked you were seeking new funding while dealing with a quarter billion pound pensions deficit – surely a few digital sales would do your balance sheet some good?