The Beatles catalog comes to Apple's iTunes

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  • cbswecbswe Posts: 116member
    Beatles on iTunes is very bit news indeed. The largest band in history just went digital.
  • onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    The Beatles sold over 3 and quarter million albums last year.



    I would hazard to guess that more than 10 million of their songs will be bought on iTunes by the end of the month.
  • rob55rob55 Posts: 1,182member
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    What a waste of time, any genuine fan would already own the god damn cd's, stupid shitty announcement!



    Ditto. Especially since all the genuine fans bought the remasters when they come last year.
  • tomohrtomohr Posts: 60member
    I am disappoint
  • johnmcbostonjohnmcboston Posts: 186member
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    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post


    *meh*



    Ditto. Money talks - it was only a matter of time. Still find the CDs cheaper used out there...
  • jimdreamworxjimdreamworx Posts: 1,060member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    The Beatles sold over 3 and quarter albums last year.



    I would hazard to guess that more than 10 million of their songs will be bought on iTunes by the end of the month.



    There's a lot of boomers out there who are still not "comfortable" with buying CDs and ripping them. Getting their fix by buying their youth back via their iPhone should generate Apple some more money.



    Where else would that money go beside an inheritance to their ungrateful offspring?
  • solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member


    The worst… Apple Tuesday… EVER!!!




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    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    So this is their big announcement?! This is what caused so much speculation and excitement? A popular band finally comes to iTunes and they deem it worthy of their websites front page….. WTF



    It may have been part of the agreement. For all we know Apple fought to get it down to being a day-before setup with no special event.
  • solsunsolsun Posts: 763member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    The Beatles sold over 3 and quarter albums last year.



    I would hazard to guess that more than 10 million of their songs will be bought on iTunes by the end of the month.





    The Beatles have remained one of the best selling bands of all time.. They sold about 3.5 million albums last year and almost 1.5 BILLION albums cumulatively since their original release dates in the 60's.
  • mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,451member
    What's the big deal? You could always walk into Best Buy, Wal-mart, etc, and get all the Beatles albums you want and then rip them right into iTunes.



    Seriously, I just don't get it. Now I could understand if you couldn't get Beatles music anywhere else...
  • dreyfus2dreyfus2 Posts: 1,015member
    More in the "meh" line, but then, without The Beatles, George Harrison would have never made enough money to finance "The Life of Brian"... so: yay!



    What puzzles me is that the Apple homepage still reads "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget." Is today tomorrow, or will there be another, equally exciting, development tomorrow? AC/DC? Frank Zappa? There is still so much stuff missing...
  • formerarsgmformerarsgm Posts: 191member
    Boooooooooooooooo.



    Overhype. Underdeliver. Quickly forgotten.



    However, I'll call my dad, maybe he will care. Nope. He owns the CDs.
  • tulkastulkas Posts: 3,691member
    super..........
  • cubertcubert Posts: 728member
    Maybe something else, too? The ability to store The Beatles songs in the cloud? I think Apple can negotiate a contract with The Beatles alone and not worry about a record company, making this the perfect launching point for their cloud initiative.
  • bgpubgpu Posts: 7member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    The Beatles sold over 3 and quarter albums last year.



    I would hazard to guess that more than 10 million of their songs will be bought on iTunes by the end of the month.



    How many did they sell the year before when they weren't pushing 2 box sets and individual releases of their remastered albums?
  • joelsaltjoelsalt Posts: 827member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    This is the worst? Apple Tuesday? EVER!!!








    It may have been part of the agreement. For all we know Apple fought to get it down to being a day-before setup with no special event.



    I, too, am wondering if there was supposed to be some "hype" set up from the agreement or something, as we know the Beatles have been difficult about this over these past years.



    But, the main thing is, how can people be disappointed? 36 Hours ago you didn't know about any of this. Its like Lewis C.K.'s bit about people who just found out about there being internet on the plane, and then its down and being pissed off. Its a good bit, btw.
  • dreyfus2dreyfus2 Posts: 1,015member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    The Beatles sold over 3 and quarter albums last year.



    I think I know the guy who bought the quarter album...
  • bb stingbb sting Posts: 86member
    So what's it going to take to get Apple and Apple to give us full CD quality music at 1411 kbps, I can get better quality music from torrent downloads(which I find immoral and don't engage in) originally ripped from CD's than I can from iTunes or any other legitimate online music store, I only deal with lossy audio codecs when I have no other choice, so I'm still stuck ripping my music from CD's, if Apple wants my business they had better start offering audiophiles like me some Redbook quality music.
  • ivan.rnn01ivan.rnn01 Posts: 1,822member
  • not_surenot_sure Posts: 16member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solsun View Post


    The Beatles have remained one of the best selling bands of all time.. They sold about 3.5 million albums last year and almost 1.5 BILLION albums cumulatively since their original release dates in the 60's.



    Yeah because the world is full of poseurs who like what they are told to like and what they think will make them cool if they say they like.
  • s8er01zs8er01z Posts: 144member
    Wasn't this obvious? The image was a nod to the album cover and they just released an Itunes update so client changes weren't likely.





    No suprise here and honestly it doesn't even matter. I can't think of the last time I purposely listened to a Beatles song. Big annoucement for many... for the rest no one cares.







    TLDR;

    Apple.



    Now back to waiting for AirPrint.
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