Published Nov 25, 2008Well, it doesn't appear the Beatles will make their way to iTunes anytime soon. While talking to the BBC, Paul McCartney said negotiations to get the Fab Four's tunes online have reached a deadlock, with no possible agreement in sight.
"We'd like to do it," McCartney told the BBC today (November 25). "We are very for it, we've been pushing it. But there are a couple of sticking points, I understand.
"Last word I got back was it's stalled at the moment. But I really hope it will happen because I think it should."
McCartney went on to say that it's label representatives EMI and the Beatles who are having troubles reaching an agreement, adding EMI "want something we're not prepared to give 'em. It's between EMI and the Beatles I think - what else is new?"
In response to his comments, an EMI spokesperson said: "We have been working hard to secure agreement with Apple Corps to make the Beatles' legendary recording catalogue available to fans in digital form. Unfortunately, the various parties involved have been unable to reach agreement, but we really hope everyone can make progress soon."
While the band members' solo works are available on iTunes, the Beatles remain one of the last big acts not to offer their catalogue digitally, leaving some fans irate over being confined to the realms of CD and vinyl.
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