Do You Want the Beatles on iTunes?


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A chat room member asked me recently whether I thought it was important that the Beatles are now on iTunes. My initial reaction was a big snooze. I like the Beatles, but why is it such a big deal to have them on iTunes?

It’s not like we couldn’t listen to their music in a million other ways, people. There are still CDs and casette tapes out there. Heck, I’m willing to bet many people still own original Beatles vinyl. There are numerous ways to get those songs onto your computer and playlists. Anyone who truly cared about having the Beatles in those areas already HAVE the Beatles in those areas.

I’m sorry, but to me this is just a non-event. I will never understand why such a big deal was made out of it.

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2 thoughts on “Do You Want the Beatles on iTunes?”

  1. You’re right, it’s a non-event for Beatles fans who want to hear the music. It’s already everywhere.

    Not only is it a snoozer, but it’s in the best interest of Beatle fans NOT to buy from iTunes.

    Wasn’t the reason it took so long for Beatles to end up on iTunes because disputes of trademark violations? In 1981, Apple paid out about $80,000 to The Beatles with the understanding that band would not enter the computer industry and Apple the music industry.

    It’s too bad the Beatles gave in, but all I can hope for now is that people hold on to old Beatles music, and refrain from buying through iTunes.

  2. I totally agree with you Chris, it is a “non-event”. The Beatles should have been one of the first Artist releases when iTunes first started up.
    I happen to have all the Beatles albums (hard copy and digitally on my PC).
    Anyone who is a fan of the Beatles, would have all that they want and probably wouldn’t want DRM protected versions.

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