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The Beatles make their debut on iTunes

enero 25, 2020

As we reported to you this tuesday morning, it?s the Beatles who?re just entering Apple?s online store. The arrival of the legendary Liverpool group on iTunes had been delayed for years due to the delicate negotiations between Apple, the representatives of the Beatles and their record company EMI Group Ltd. These would be financial difficulties encountered by EMI which would have finally made it possible to conclude an agreement.

Apple Corps, EMI and Apple announced today that the Beatles, the most influential and popular rock band in music history, are available for the first time on the iTunes Store ( Befr). As of today, the 13 legendary remastered studio albums including iTunes LP, the two-volume Past Masters compilation, and the Red and Blue collections are available for sale and download on iTunes worldwide, either as an album or song by song. Fans can also purchase the Beatles Box Set, a special digital box set that includes the film concert Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which features the very first Beatles in the United States.

?We are very pleased to make Beatles music available on iTunes?, said Sir Paul McCartney."It's fantastic to see that the songs we originally released on vinyl are as popular in the digital world as they were at first."

?I am particularly pleased to no longer have to answer the question concerning the arrival date of the Beatles on iTunes?, said Ringo Starr. ?Now if you want them, you can have them, the Liverpool Beatles, here and now! Peace and Love, Ringo. ?

?We love the Beatles and we are honored and delighted to have them on iTunes?said Steve Jobs, Apple CEO. ?It was long and complex to get there. Thanks to The Beatles and EMI, we have now achieved a dream that dates back to the launch of iTunes ten years ago. ?

?In the same joyful spirit as Give Peace A Chance, I think it?s so fitting to do this in John?s 70th birthday?, said Yoko Ono Lennon.

The Beatles on iTunesBravo! said Olivia Harrison.

The Beatles and iTunes have been real innovators in their fields, said Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group. It is a privilege for all of us EMI to work with Steve Jobs and Jeff Jones of Apple Corps and their teams to mark a major turning point in the development of digital music. "

Each of the Beatles' 13 legendary remastered studio albums, including Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, The Beatles (The White Album) and Abbey Road include iTunes LP, which allow an in-depth discovery of the album with a magnificent design and numerous visual resources, including a unique mini documentary on the creation of each album. The two-volume compilation of Past Masters and the classic Red and Blue collections are also available.

Albums are available for download for 12.99, double albums for 19.99 and a track for 1.29.

The Beatles Box Set (149) includes 13 remastered studio albums with iTunes LP and all mini documentaries, Past Masters, and the Live at the Washington Coliseum film concert, 1964, a iTunes world exclusive which presents the very first Beatles concert. in the United States in its entirety.

On top of that, Beatles fans will be able to stream and watch the Live at the Washington Coliseum concert, 1964, free of charge until the end of this year.

Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to manage the group's business. The London-based company administered the Beatles track catalog of the 1960s, which currently sells more than 600 million vinyls, cassettes and CDs. Since the 1990s, Apple has piloted new projects on The Beatles, which have become benchmarks, and which include The Beatles Anthology projects, the album sold over 29 million copies of The Beatles 1, The Beatles LOVE Show and CD, The Beatles Remastered catalog released on 09/09/09 and the game The Beatles Rock Band.

EMI Music is one of the biggest record majors in the world, representing artists who cover all genres of music. His labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Parlophone and Virgin.

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