Music Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
beatles, itunes, songs

Companies:
apple



Beatles & Apple Finally Going To Let You Pay Money For The Beatles Songs You've Been Pirating For Years

from the well-that's-compelling dept

The WSJ is reporting that Apple is getting set to announce that the Beatles' music is finally available on iTunes, something that tons of online music stores have been trying to offer for years and years without any luck. Given that Steve Jobs allegedly named his company "Apple" after the Beatles' "Apple Corp." -- it's been a particular goal of Jobs to get their music into his store (even with the legal fights that have been had over the name). Either way, while I'm sure Steve Jobs will make this out to be the most amazing thing since the invention of electrical power, it's kind of worth pointing out that the Beatles' music has been widely available online for years via file sharing options. Putting this in perspective, all this is really doing is giving people a chance to pay money for music they've probably already been getting for free. Suddenly, it doesn't seem like such a big deal, and makes you wonder what the hell took so long.

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    Steven (profile), 17 Nov 2010 @ 7:33am

    Wait... So.... What?

    Wait... So this is what Apple's Exciting Announcement was? Talk about a waste of time...

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