Beatles Allowed Digital Music SaleAdded: Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Apple recently announced that Beatles single albums will retail for $12.99 on iTunes each. In fact, that’s almost $5 more than a physical album sold by such iTunes’ competitors as Amazon.com – and you must remember that this is a physical product: at least, it’s packaged and shipped to your front door.
Up until today The Beatles have refused to sell their digital music on iTunes. It might have been due to a disagreement over royalties, as well as a trademark dispute between iTunes and the Beatles’ company, but they have finally solved all the problems. Today, Beatles’ thirteen remastered studio albums and several collections are available for purchase on iTunes. Besides, their fans are also able to purchase a special digital “Beatles Box Set”, containing the “Live at the Washington Coliseum” concert of 1964, which is a worldwide iTunes exclusive, capturing the band’s very first concert in the United States.
Sir Paul McCartney said they were really excited to bring their music to iTunes and watch the works they originally released on vinyl receiving as much love in the modern digital world as they originally did the first time around.
However, while the band held out for some reason their music fans have been filling the gap on their own by using peer-to-peer and some other unauthorized methods to obtain their favorite music. EFF’s co-founder even said that anybody who hasn’t managed to create a digitized version of the Beatles’ song by the moment actually never liked the band.
Meanwhile, a few artists, most notably The Beatles, have long been refusing to allow any digital offerings, which meant that if you’d owned their CD you could have reasonably acquired digital copies of their works online via peer-to-peer under a “fair-use” exemption.
Actually, even now the pricing suggested by iTunes for digital copies of the band’s albums may make some fans still prefer illicit alternatives. While Apple is offering single albums for $12.99 each, many competitors like Amazon.com ask for almost $5 less for a physical copy of a CD. The same situation is about double albums, which are retailing at $19.99 at iTunes and $7 less at Amazon.com. It seems like iTunes or whoever is responsible for pricing needs to realize that the latest offer is really a bad business decision made in our age of digital music.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-11-22 19:07:32)|
|This smacks of Yoko Ono and her business sense. She was, and is the cause of so much grief amongst the Beatles, past and present. Thanx Sam.|
|posted by (2010-11-22 21:56:09)|
|I agree...It's Yoko's fault. Thanks for the post.|
|Correct me if I am wrong? But didn't the former Micheal Jackson buy all the Beatles Rights?|
Just a side note, The Beatles (Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Olivia Harrison and Richard Starkey) still hold creative control over ALL of their recordings and will continue to do so until the year 5000. That means that unless Chase got permission to use "All You Need Is Love" on their current commercial (they didn't, by the way), they stand to lose millions and possibly billions of dollars in copyright infringements.
Ain't that a kick in the butt; Chase violating "copyrights"....
|Nice read sam thanks:)|
|posted by (2010-11-23 11:43:36)|
|This is nice site. Resell Rights|
|posted by (2010-11-23 15:09:23)|
|would never waste a penny on such talentless crap.many thx for your great site by the way.|
|posted by (2010-11-24 17:13:13)|
|the beatles are still the best, im young and i still listen to 1960's music when i was born in the late 80's. cheers sam||
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