Apple is doing it again. They're trying to capture the attention of everyone by offering something with "The Beatles" on the front. Remember when The Beatles hit iTunes last year? Well, now iTunes is offering their Yellow Submarine book for free.
Designed by Fiona Andreanelli and adapted by Charlie Gardner from the film's original screenplay, the free download features animated illustrations and text from the book, 14 full-color video clips from the original 1968 film, and classic audio clips of hits. ... more
Come together! Apple's new iTunes television advertisement, somewhat surprisingly, is focused on its Beatles catalog. As you'll probably remember, The Beatles made their timely entry into the digital music space in November of 2010. So, why did Apple decide to advertise it again a year later? Your guess is as good as mine. The only two scenarios that come to mind are these:
Apple/The Beatles hope they can squeeze out some extra money by reminding people that they can give Beatles albums as last-minute Christmas gifts.
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According to a report by Reuters, in the first week of being on the iTunes Music Store, the Beatles have sold two million individual tracks. According to the Guardian, the group has sold 450,000 albums in this timeframe.
"Abbey Road," the last album the group recorded, is currently No. 6 in the iTunes Music Store, while The Beatles Box Set was No. 10. The Box Set includes each studio album by the Beatles, including the "Past Masters" collection and a mini-documentary complete with photos, notes and a video ... more
Monday Apple put up a teaser page about an iTunes announcement for Tuesday. As always, the crowd goes wild. Many expect Apple to finally announce a cloud-based music library, probably using the new data center in my home state. But the rumors of the Beatles library finally coming to iTunes swirled a bit more, and were finally confirmed by the WSJ before bedtime here in the US.
The crowd went wild again, but now with the vitriol that is solely reserved for politics and Apple Inc. announcements.
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Finally, The Beatles have come to iTunes. Their complete discography is available for download as of this moment. In addition to releasing the albums separately, Apple has also released a complete box set, complete as an iTunes LP for $149.00. All albums, with the exception of The White Album, Past Masters, and two other compilation albums are $12.99.
If you're feeling the need to buy up some Beatles albums individually, the iTunes way, here're some links through to the iTunes store.
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It's been years and years and years in the making. Could tomorrow's event mark the culmination of a long battle to get The Beatles into the iTunes store?
Can I please be the first to say that I hope it does? I'd really like to stop talking about The Beatles coming to iTunes every single time there's a sneak event planned by Apple. I'm not alone, right?
While Twitter has been atweet with speculation about the Beatles due to some similarities between the Help! album cover and the clocks ... more
Cult Of Mac is a reporting that Paul McCartney informed Newsbeat that both Apple, Inc. and Apple Corps want The Beatles' catalog on iTunes, but EMI is draggin their feet.
Reportedly, EMI has gone on the record as saying that they would like to see the deal happen, but they continue to spin the wheels. It is a pretty safe bet to think that this has something to do with a money grab.
Frankly, I think this just goes to show the increasing irrelevancy of the big record companies. ... more
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