Asia Bizz: Apple announcement November 16 sees The Beatles on iTunes
The Apple announcement on November 16 had some good news for Beatles fans, as the company stated: “The Beatles. Now on iTunes.” Yes, The Beatles are now on iTunes!
In a news release today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, “We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes. It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes 10 years ago.”
Apple said in theÂ press release,, “Apple Corps, EMI and Apple today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Starting today, the groupâ€™s 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume â€œPast Mastersâ€ compilation and the classic â€œRedâ€ and â€œBlueâ€ collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital â€œBeatles Box Setâ€ featuring the â€œLive at the Washington Coliseum, 1964â€³ concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatlesâ€™ very first US concert.”
The price tag for this delight? Apple says that all single Beatles albums can be purchased on iTunes for $12.99 each, while double albums will cost $19.99 each. If you are a person who only wants a few songs, then individual songs can be purchased for $1.29 each.
There is some more good news for Beatles fans, as Apple has made the option of streaming the â€œLive at the Washington Coliseum, 1964â€ concert film for free on Apple’s iTunes till the end of this year.