Beatles lands on Apple's iTunes store

10:08, November 17, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Apple Inc. on Tuesday announced that songs from the legendary rock band Beatles have finally landed on its popular iTunes online music store.

Starting Tuesday, the band's 13 remastered studio albums, the two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and " Blue" collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide, Apple said.

Each individual songs will sell at 1.29 U.S. dollars, with single albums available for purchase at 12.99 dollars each and double albums costing 19.99 dollars.

Fans can also pay 149 dollars to buy a special digital "Beatles Box Set" which contains the 13 albums and other content such as film of the band's first U.S. concert in 1964.

The Beatles-iTunes agreement marked new development of the relationship between Apple Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd., which was founded in 1968 by the Beatles to look after the band's own affairs.

The two companies, which share similar corporate name, had engaged in decades-long trademark dispute and reached a settlement in 2007, paving the ways for Beatles' music to be sold on iTunes.

"We're really excited to bring the Beatles' music to iTunes," Paul McCartney, a former Beatles member, said in a statement.

"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," he added.



  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion