Beatles music finally available on iTunes Store

November 16th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by BNO News  

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Apple on Tuesday announced that songs by the legendary Beatles quartet are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store.

The Beatles finally made it to the iTunes store after a long-running holdout from online music services, and an ongoing trademark litigation between Apple Inc. and Apple Corps. In 2007, the two companies agreed on joint use of the apple logo and name.

The group’s 13 remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the classic “Red” and “Blue” collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs.

Users can also get a special digital “Beatles Box Set” featuring the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964″ concert film, the Beatles’ very first U.S. concert.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said they “are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,” adding that it had been a “long and winding road to get here.”

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul McCartney. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”

“I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes,” said Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr. “At last, if you want it—you can get it now—The Beatles from Liverpool to now! Peace and Love, Ringo.”

Single albums are available for purchase and download for $12.99 each, double albums for $19.99 each and individual songs for $1.29 each, while the special digital “Beatles Box Set” is abailable for $149, Apple said.

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