Yesterday, Beatles Downloads Seemed So Far Away
from the apple-music dept
A good percentage of online music buyers have probably, at some point, tried downloading a Beatles song, only to be informed that none were available. The band has been notably absent from the online music revolution, refusing to let their songs appear on various services. Some even speculated that the lack of some acts, like the Beatles, would impede the success of online music. It hasn’t been an impediment at all, showing once again that content creators need the internet more than the internet needs them. By not joining in, the Beatles only encouraged file trading of their music, or at the very least cut themselves off from a new generation of fans. It has come out through their trial against Apple that the band is set to let their music to be sold online. It’s not clear what prompted the change of heart; maybe it was something about money or album sales — love alone don’t pay the bills.