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EMI plays down Beatles download rumor

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2007 19:09 User comments (1)

EMI plays down Beatles download rumor EMI, one of the world's four major record companies, has played down rumors that music from The Beatles will be available for digital download soon. The infamous Beatles are considered the last "major act" to jump on the the music download bandwagon. UK download site Wippit had posted a press release claiming that Beatles tracks will be available from its service, but EMI has dismissed the claim and has requested it be removed.
EMI is believed to be on the verge to offer Beatles downloads on authorized services. There is no doubt that whoever gets the exclusive will receive major success with it. Whilst unveiling the new iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs dropped a hint/teaser by calling up a selection from the band's Sergeant Pepper album. Since last month's settlement between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps. after trademark disagreements, a potential deal has been rumored.

Wippit posted a press release on its site last Friday, titled, "The Beatles available for download on Wippit." However, the full text of the press release, dated Wednesday 14 March, is unavailable.

Source:
BBC News

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112.3.2007 19:19

every album of The Beatles is available illegally... they should hurry up and release it before everyone breaks the law.. personally i don't like them. but maybe the older members might =] so good news to them

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