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  • Will Apple Finally Bring the Beatles to iTunes?


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    Coincidence or not, Apple's media event next Wednesday, September 9th will be taking place the same day that the Beatles’ Rock Band game and their remastered catalog are also released. Could it really be that both events are unrelated?

    I tend to think they will have more in common than Apple is currently letting on.

    Therese Poletti at MarketWatch thinks so too.

    Apple Corps. Ltd., the holding company formed by the Fab Four in 1968, has been at odds with record label EMI over selling the Beatles' music over Apple Inc.'s iTunes. But on Wednesday -- when "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game is released by Viacom's MTV Games -- Apple Corps. and EMI will join forces to release a major re-mastering of the entire Beatles music catalog on CD, the same day Apple Inc. is hosting its press event.
    With Beatlemania on the horizon once more, perhaps it isn't completely out of line to believe that Apple will use September 9th to announce that the Beatles’ catalog is finally coming to iTunes - a development that both Apple and Beatles fans have seemingly waited an eternity for.

    Those who believe that the events have nothing in common point to one piece of evidence supporting their point: Apple is using “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll” - a song by the Rolling Stones - to hype their September 9th media conference. If Apple was going to have a major Beatles announcement, why would they use a Rolling Stones song to define their event?

    Such "evidence" to some is tenuous at best. Any realist - not a conspiracy theorist - would tell you that the good people at Apple just love to have a few tricks up their sleeve. Using the Stones is an obvious decoy if yours truly has anything to say about it.

    Fans have been waiting a long time for the Beatles catalog to migrate to Apple Inc.'s iTunes. As a serious Beatles fan, I am going to add to the ongoing speculation that the Beatles music will finally come to iTunes. Deal with it.
    As we've seen repeatedly, it can take Apple a while to get on board with the hopes and wishes of its many loyal customers.

    Two years ago, fans were already hoping and predicting that the Beatles catalog was destined for an iTunes announcement at Apple's event in '07. We didn't get it then, but we may this time around.

    After all, if the September 9th press conference is designated with the tag line “It’s only rock & roll, but we like it,” how could any major reference to rock and roll be made without at least some involvement from the Beatles? This one could very well be a no-brainer.

    We'll find out next week.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Will Apple Finally Bring the Beatles to iTunes? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. jordan04's Avatar
      jordan04 -
      It's unbelievable that the Beatles are still missing in the iTunes Store
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      who cares they suck lol
    1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL's Avatar
      GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL -
      Oooh remasters.. hopefully they digitally clip the **** out of the music and suck away any range.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope they make it on to iTunes so that a new generation can enjoy the Beatles. It really doesn't matter to me because I already have their discography on my iPhone

      Beatles FTW!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      who cares they suck lol
      ICP the greatest band of all time (Direct quote from a fellow employee, and he was SERIOUS)

      Serious revenue for itunes! Do it Apple!
    1. oldskoolkid13's Avatar
      oldskoolkid13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I hope they make it on to iTunes so that a new generation can enjoy the Beatles. It really doesn't matter to me because I already have their discography on my iPhone

      Beatles FTW!
      Haha same here + the anthology.

      It would be very nice to have it there though, thier catolouge cannot be condsidered near complete without the beatles
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I hope they make it on to iTunes so that a new generation can enjoy the Beatles. It really doesn't matter to me because I already have their discography on my iPhone

      Beatles FTW!
      The new generation already enjoys the Beatles
    1. youngbrammer's Avatar
      youngbrammer -
      I Was At GameStop Today and Saw The Beetles Rockband Coming Soon Sign and Was Asking Them If They Thought It Was Odd The People With The Rights To The Beetles Song Would Sell This and Let You Download More Songs For The Game Online, but Not Use iTunes, Amazon, Sony's Connect (Discontinued), etc.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolkid13 View Post
      Haha same here + the anthology.

      It would be very nice to have it there though, thier catolouge cannot be condsidered near complete without the beatles

      Me too


      I am camping out on the 9th at Best Buy
    1. emac2299's Avatar
      emac2299 -
      Could be a possibilty. 'Rock' means 'Music' referred to IPod 3rd Generation and 'Roll' means 'Apple Tablet'. Can't wait.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      no. It could only mean the Beatles
    1. emac2299's Avatar
      emac2299 -
      Good LUck then. I hope you are right !!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope you are right
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Michael Jackson owned the rights to the Beatles people...he died....Helllllooooo Beatles!!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Melech518 is here! Now the party can start
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Yippeeee. Come join the TomTom thread which apparently I'm not allowed in...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ there is an age limit sorry. better luck next time
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      LMAO...Im already there
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I do think that this event will have something to do with the Beatles
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      LMAO...Im already there
      Other tomtom thread then.. you're not there yet.