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    As has been rumored for the past 24 hours, Apple today announced that they had obtained rights to the Beatles' music catalog on the iTunes Store. Apple has had a teaser on their home page since early yesterday with the legend "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget." Eyebrows were raised by the apparent reference to "Another Day," a Paul McCartney song from his solo record "Ram" that was written during the Beatles' "Let it Be" sessions. Other hopeful rumors - such as the long-awaited streaming iTunes or all-you-can-eat music subscriptions - didn't pan out.

    Steve Jobs had been trying to make a deal with the Beatles' corporate entity Apple Corps Ltd. many times before, but negotiations have always broken down. The two sides have been suing back and forth since way back in 1978, when the Beatles alleged that Apple Computer infringed the band's trademark in the name and logo of Apple Corps. Apple settled in 1981 for an undisclosed amount, and agreed they wouldn't compete in the music business. However, in 1989 Apple Corps sued again, claiming that the music production capabilities of Macs violated the deal, and again in 2003 over the iTunes Store. Finally, Apple just bought up all the trademarks in question and licensed them back to Apple Corps.

    The Beatles are still huge sellers forty-plus years after breaking up. They have sold more than 177 million albums in the US alone, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Songs from all 13 albums are now available on the iTunes Store, along with a box set for $149.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: All Beatles Songs Now on iTunes started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 171 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Too bad I have $1.21 in credit.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Anybody still bummed ACDC still isn't on iTunes?
    1. nickiboombatz's Avatar
      nickiboombatz -
      So no new firmware..
    1. Taranis17's Avatar
      Taranis17 -
      Whooptie. Friggin. Do.

      Next week's surprise announcement: Steve Jobs gets a haircut!

      Oooohhh.. Ahhh...
    1. ndproductions's Avatar
      ndproductions -
      Well.. What was not a surprise was the hype through people's expectations over what is to come! From software update talk to extras to value added services and the outcome was this! Yes ofcourse it is a great thing, but, then again it was also a surprise to what was expected and what is!

      We live and learn people... We just simply live and learn.........

      Now let me go back into my yellow submarine and drift away in what's to come from apple ;-)
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickiboombatz View Post
      So no new firmware..
      Why would a new firmware announcement be hyped up inside iTunes?
    1. nickiboombatz's Avatar
      nickiboombatz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      Why would a new firmware announcement be hyped up inside iTunes?
      Sure
    1. Musashi13's Avatar
      Musashi13 -
      I am bothered face.
    1. Labluver's Avatar
      Labluver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Taranis17 View Post
      Whooptie. Friggin. Do.
      Dido!
    1. lorderick70's Avatar
      lorderick70 -
      and Apple thought it was great ad or marketing? BOOOOO!!! Its like 'Manny Pacquiao wins again". duh! Give us something better Steve Jobs.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by lorderick70 View Post
      and Apple thought it was great ad or marketing? BOOOOO!!! Its like 'Manny Pacquiao wins again". duh! Give us something better Steve Jobs.
      Well they are the only digital music source to have licenses to sell Beatles music.
    1. mykez's Avatar
      mykez -
      what a load of crap. should of known it wouldn't of been anything decent.
    1. vhicke's Avatar
      vhicke -
      Life is great. Who cares about the beatles.
    1. alphonso's Avatar
      alphonso -
      The Beatles? really? that was the surprise... !@#$%^&* !!!
    1. vhicke's Avatar
      vhicke -
      Where is 4.2. Who cares about them. iPad needs love not itunes
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      This is the BIG HOOPLA? Beatles on Itunes? Are you kidding me? OK apple i think your marketing team needs to be let go. Yeah maybe some kind of news but i wouldn't of mad that much of a big deal about it.
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Thanx alot jobs. Women must love you in bed, all this hype but really no satisfaction:/
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Really the announcement is that a 32 year sue-off has finally been settled.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      This is the reason I will never forget this day? What a effin joke!
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      The freaking beatles?? WHO CARES....kick rocks apple!