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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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The Beatles (almost) go online, reach Rock Band deal

The Beatles are going digital – though not (yet) through any online music service, instead selected music from the band will be made available in Rock Band.

Apple Corp. is expected to announce the move – which we consider could be the thin end of a wedge suggesting deployment of a broader digital strategy by the band – at 2pm today.

The move means music from the band will be made available to Rock Band 2 (set to ship November 21) players on a paid for download basis. It’s significant because it represents one of the earliest digital avatars on the part of arguably the most seminal UK act.

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