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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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.
Anything that saves me from that nightmare is a good thing! I don't share this bizarre obsession for all things Beatles. One of their tracks in the charts is one too many. Move over oldies...

IMO, I think what people really want is remastered albums instead of digital version of the old cd version.

Who cares.
The easiest way is to buy the CD's and rip them! Easy, fast, cheap and hey - NO DRM INFESTED CRAPFILES!

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.

lol, that'd be awesome.

Doesn't Michael Jackson own the Beatles catalogue? As in debt as he is, you'd think he be marketing those songs... guess he just doesn't want to admit they sell more downloads than his collection would.

Michael Jackson lost a great deal of the catalog, when he used it as collateral to obtain a loan from Bank Of America. of which Jackson defaulted on the loan, as he did on many others. I think I read recently that he lost the remainder of the catalog or sold it (whatever wasn't seized in the collateral dispute (I'm not 100% sure on this).