Skip to comments.Beatles label Apple Records to release downloads (of the non-Beatles artists)
Posted on 07/07/2010 12:07:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
The Beatles' record label Apple is to release material to download for the first time - but the music of the Fab Four will not be included.
Apple has remastered 15 albums, including Mary Hopkin's Post Card, to be released digitally and on CD.
The work of The Beatles has never been cleared for download, partly because of a trademark dispute with iTunes owner Apple.
Earlier this year, Sir Paul McCartney said "one day it's going to happen..."
"I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it's going to happen."
He said the delay had been down to record company EMI, which distributes the music of The Beatles...
The remastered albums, which also include Sir John Tavener's The Whale and Badfinger's No Dice, will be released on CD and download sites, including iTunes, on 25 October...
The band set up Apple in 1968 to release their own music and to sign artists they admired.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
And the music industry wonders why piracy continues to be so popular.
Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger, and Billy Preston
Along with Doris Troy well after her “Just One Look” heyday and Jackie Lomax. “Sour Milk Sea” is one of the best songs the Beatles gave away to one of their artists, and features three Beatles, Eric Clapton, and Nicky Hopkins backing up Lomax.
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