Beatles Internet Deal Rumoured

Rumours speculating that the Beatles back catalogue would be soon made available have been quashed by record company EMI. Currently Beatles songs aren't available for download on websites such as iTunes and Napster. The Beatles are the last major band to withhold their back catalogue from legal download distribution. With new chart rules in the UK, an entire top 10 chart consisting of songs by The Beatles could make up the chart if the catalogue was ever released.

UK Download site Wippit indicated it would be first to sell the songs in a headline on its press release pages. Record company EMI said the statement was untrue and has asked for it to be removed but representatives for Wippit were unavailable for comment.

In January, Apple Inc boss Steve Jobs teased Beatles fans by calling up a selection from the band's Sergeant Pepper album when he unveiled the company's iPhone.

News source: BBC News

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