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post #41 of 378
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.



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post #42 of 378
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

The free concert video is worth a watch. It's amazing to see the reactions of people (especially women) to rock and roll back when it was new.

I can't imagine such hysteria to even the biggest stars of today.

Clearly you never saw footage of Michael Jackson concerts in the 80s and 90s. In Europe and Asia especially
post #43 of 378
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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.

Note, I corrected my statement. Left out "million"
post #44 of 378
Big f*cking deal.
So no the band that nearly destroyed rock 'n roll is available on iTunes.
What a waste of time.
post #45 of 378
I think this announcement shows how obsessed Jobs is with the Beatles and how much he likes them. Since I don't like the Beatles I can't say I much care.
post #46 of 378
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Originally Posted by Not_Sure View Post

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.

So cranky!
post #47 of 378
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Originally Posted by joelsalt View Post

But, the main thing is, how can people be disappointed? 36 Hours ago you didn't know about any of this.

Rationally, youre absolutely right. But human expectations change rapidly and arent often based on the big picture, only the self. There is no reason to be upset over this.

Its an option for those that want it, it doesnt negatively effect the lives who dont want it, and I know I certainly had fun yesterday speculating with others. No harm, no foul, and many will surely appreciate the inclusion to the iTunes Store.

we now continue with our previously scheduled bitchfest about lossy AAC audio files.
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post #48 of 378
Not that it matters to me (since I already own the '80s CD releases from Rubber Soul onward, and bought them again when the reissues came out last year), but...

How many songs are album only? Can you buy just bits and pieces from the White Album or from Past Masters (say, just "Revolution" and "Hey Jude")?

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Now how about announcing something good like the rest of the world finally gets all of the TV shows and movies that the American customers gets at the same price (fat chance). Now that would be big or something like the Apple TV gets an app store!

You want autonomy, that's the price of it. Your country has it's own laws, distribution networks, rights holders, and any one of those things can prevent you from getting the same content as the US. And it works the other way, as well. The BBC prevents most of its content from being available in a timely manner in the US (certainly the BBC app is blocked without a UK-based IP address).

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post #49 of 378
All the old farts and geeks that visit here, and throughout the Geek/Tech blog-sphere, can't and won't relate to this huge announcement.

But to the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of new listeners (yes, Kid's...ever hear of that market), who would NEVER purchase an album or a CD, this will be huge.

Expect Apple (perhaps both Apples) to announce how huge the spike of Music Sales for Beatles Music can be referenced to this very date.

Yeah,
Meh to you and me (and yes, I already have all 13 albums plus much more Beatles Music in my iTunes),
But this will be a Huge Success.

SJ is no dummy.
post #50 of 378
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Originally Posted by Not_Sure View Post

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.

if you say so.
post #51 of 378
Well would you look at that... forgot about it already.
post #52 of 378
This is Apple's big announcement? I'm not going to forget it because I am a little more than disappointed.

Their music has been available on CD for a long time now. It's been remastered. Fans of the Beatles have their music in bulk by now.

Does Apple really think such a small deal is going to get everyone's attention? This announcement should have been made to stock holders, as they and a small group of Beatles fans are the only ones who will GAS about it.

What a pathetic attempt at generating buzz...

Everyone can go back to what they were doing, nothing to see here...
post #53 of 378
We'll just see about that.

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Originally Posted by BuffyzDead View Post

All the old farts and geeks that visit here, and throughout the Geek/Tech blog-sphere, can't and won't relate to this huge announcement.

But to the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of new listeners (yes, Kid's...ever hear of that market), who would NEVER purchase an album or a CD, this will be huge.

Expect Apple (perhaps both Apples) to announce how huge the spike of Music Sales for Beatles Music can be referenced to this very date.

Yeah,
Meh to you and me (and yes, I already have all 13 albums plus much more Beatles Music in my iTunes),
But this will be a Huge Success.

SJ is no dummy.
post #54 of 378
$150 for the entire collection is very tempting
post #55 of 378
...why everyone has made this such a big deal for so long.

Surely anyone who likes the Beatles will already have the albums. It takes no more than five minutes to rip a copy to iTunes. You can also rip your CD in Apple Lossless, which is better quality than music bought on the iTunes Store, and you can almost certainly pick up the CDs for less than is being charged in the iTunes Store.

If there's a sudden rush for Beatles albums on iTunes then there are a lot of people out there not using their heads!
post #56 of 378
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Originally Posted by Not_Sure View Post

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.

Yes. If only everyone was a free thinking non-poseur like you.
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post #57 of 378
I agree with all the *meh*s....and it's my birthday, woohoo!
post #58 of 378
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Originally Posted by stevetim View Post

$150 for the entire collection is very tempting

Dude, spend the extra $15 and by the actual CD set from Amazon.
post #59 of 378
Are all of the trolls and 14yr olds done posting yet? No? I'll wait.
post #60 of 378
Today , I would never forget I have been cheated by apple !!!!
post #61 of 378
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Rationally, youre absolutely right. But human expectations change rapidly and arent often based on the big picture, only the self. There is no reason to be upset over this.

You're missing the point. This announcement has obviously ruined some people's lives forever.
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post #62 of 378
This simply reflects how a wealthy person can use their platform to feed their obsessions. Jobs has a man crush and he worked seven years to bring the Beatles library to Apple. The financial community thought so much of this deal and AAPL dropped $2. Yawn! Edit, $3.
post #63 of 378
Apple = The company that cried wolf. I like the Beatles, but Apple should know that people hang on every word that comes out of Cupertino. I agree this is not an event worth the hype it got. I don't know if Apple was forced into this or chose. But, while it may be a victory for Jobs, the way they handled it pissed me off. I know that Apple is often guilty of hyperbole (the magicalness of the iPad). But, believe me, I will curb my enthusiasm for future announcements from Apple. I guess I will remember this day forever. The day that Apple cried wolf. Fool me once...
post #64 of 378
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Originally Posted by Ohcomeon View Post

I think what should be noted is that the film 'Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964' is being streamed. This, I think, is a pointed to the announcement we can expect.

Watching it now. Awesome. I don't understand why people are being so negative. This is huge!
post #65 of 378
Thats IT?!? ... OMFG what a joke - so iTunes has another band in their collection. Who gives a sheit.

Am I the only one waiting for "one more thing"?

Total disapointment
post #66 of 378
I forgive apple for their one sentence of over-hype leading up to this announcement.

Beatles? Cool.

Beatles on iTunes? My cat's breath smells like cat food.
post #67 of 378
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Originally Posted by seeaitch View Post

...why everyone has made this such a big deal for so long.

I think a lot of people here do not understand the historical and musical significance of the Beatles, nor do they understand the personal significance this has to Steve Jobs, who is a big Beatles fan. To get the Beatles on iTunes is symbolically huge. Most musicians will understand and acknowledge the genius of the fab four. If you don't get it you must be under 40 and I guess you just have to ask your parents (!)

Apart from that, most Beatles fans probably already have vinyl, tapes and cd's, and now a lot of them will buy the digital downloads.
post #68 of 378
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Originally Posted by tcphoto View Post

This simply reflects how a wealthy person can use their platform to feed their obsessions. Jobs has a man crush and he worked seven years to bring the Beatles library to Apple. The financial community thought so much of this deal and AAPL dropped $2. Yawn! Edit, $3.

Apple is down 0.65% today because of a lackluster announcement about the Beatles. But Exxon is down 1.5% OMG The Beatles are affecting Exxon stock, too. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE. Oh wait, its not, the DOW and NAS are down today for reasons other than what happens on the iTunes Store.
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post #69 of 378
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Originally Posted by saarek View Post

What a waste of time, any genuine fan would already own the god damn cd's, stupid shitty announcement!


They were the #3 selling band in 2009. They will now be the #1 selling band in 2010. You apparently know very little about the music industry
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In 2009, 39 years after breaking up, they sold the third-highest number of albums of any act in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, with 3.3 million copies sold.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...#ixzz15SZPr85w
post #70 of 378
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Originally Posted by AdamIIGS View Post

Are all of the trolls and 14yr olds done posting yet? No? I'll wait.

I believe this was the first Troll comment in this thread (and here I am feeding you). The others are rightly expressing their disappointment, not baiting other posters into responding. So, "I don thing that word a means wha you thing it means"
post #71 of 378
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Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post

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...

Tomorrow (Wednesday) they should at least change it to "Yesterday!"
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post #72 of 378
Non event. Wake me when it's over...then again, don't. Just pour me a shot of Jameson!
post #73 of 378
Lame. Anyone who loves the Beatles has ripped their CDs back in the late 1990s. This would have been a killer app for the iTunes Music Store's debut back in 2003, but for now, this is incredibly lame.

What this really is, is an overt way for Steve Jobs to say that he finally won the Apple Computer vs. Apple Corps. legal battle.
post #74 of 378
This is great news. All you naysayers are off the mark, sorry.

Apple is going to create a whole new revival of their music with this news. For millions of people they will get to understand just how incredible that band was, and how it was received back then. People get excited about bands these days, but it's as nothing to what went on back then.

Let alone the fact that in a few weeks we'll hear how many songs have been sold. Which will be a not bad retirement plan for a few generations of the four families...!
post #75 of 378
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Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

You're missing the point. This announcement has obviously ruined some people's lives forever.

How insensitive of me.
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post #76 of 378
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

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...

You essentially just called the entire concept of the ITMS irrelevant and I am fairly certain there is not a single person working in any aspect of the music industry that would agree with you.
post #77 of 378
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Originally Posted by BGPu View Post

How many did they sell the year before when they weren't pushing 2 box sets and individual releases of their remastered albums?

I can't really answer your question. And I personally was not aware that they were pushing anything lately.

However, I would hazard to guess again that it was still in the millions.

As reported, to the question "How many albums have the Beatles have sold over"


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Over 500 Million Albums...
  • Search for "Best Selling Artists" or "The Beatles" at Wikipedia.com, theres the proof there.
  • During the period 1964 - 1985 the answer is 75 million (74,786,835 million to be exact).
  • During the period 1991 - 2008 the answer is 57 million (source: SoundScan results quoted in Randy Lewis, "Beatles' catalog will be reissued Sept. 9 in remastered versions," Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009).
  • My informed estimate is that during the period 1986 - 1990 they sold approximately 1.5 million albums per year, for a total of approximately 7.5 million.
  • Thus the answer to the question is approximately 139.5 million albums since 1964.
  • 1.1 billion +
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_albums_did_the_Beatles_sell


UPDATE: Based on the reactions of many here, which seem to reiterate their malcontent for anything that Apple offers, and as evidenced by their initial reactions to the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, et., I would suggest my sales projections, i.e., of 10 million songs, are pessimistic.

It is amazing how success brings out the jealously factor.
post #78 of 378
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Originally Posted by nunyabinez View Post

I believe this was the first Troll comment in this thread (and here I am feeding you). The others are rightly expressing their disappointment, not baiting other posters into responding. So, "I don thing that word a means wha you thing it means"

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Originally Posted by Not_Sure View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by edmalloy View Post

Big f*cking deal.
So no the band that nearly destroyed rock 'n roll is available on iTunes.
What a waste of time.
post #79 of 378
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Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

*meh*

Perfectly put!
post #80 of 378
If Jobs likes this stuff, fine. I'm sure a lot of other people do too.

But why did Apple make a BIG announcement for the rest of us who might just see them as a bunch of seriously over-rated hippy-dippy baby-boomer billionaires? Lennon and Harrison had some talent but Paul McCartney hasn't penned a decent tune since around 1970. As songwriters, Steve Earle and others kick his ass all over town but Apple never made any big announcement for them. Smells like a money-making thing to me.
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