cbsbeatles No Beatles Downloads Anytime Soon

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to purchase [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] songs from your favorite online MP3 retailer … you’re going to be waiting a long time. According to no less an authority than [lastfm]Yoko Ono[/lastfm], [lastfm]the Beatles[/lastfm] will not be making the jump into cyberspace anytime soon!

“[Apple CEO] Steve Jobs has his own idea and he’s a brilliant guy,” Ono said. “There’s just an element that we’re not very happy about, as people. We are holding out. Don’t hold your breath … for anything.”

The rights to [lastfm]the Beatles[/lastfm]’ songs are shared by the four members (or their estates, in [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] and [lastfm]George Harrison[/lastfm]’s cases), under the umbrella name Apple Corps.

Apple Corps has shown willingness to move into the 21st century, as evidenced by the release of the video game “The Beatles: Rock Band.” But there has not been a proposal put forward yet that could bring the Beatles song collection online.

Ono made these statements while promoting “LENNONYC,” a PBS documentary on the late, great songwriter, which is set to premiere in November. He would have turned 70 this October.

Is it better for [lastfm]the Beatles[/lastfm] to hold out like this? Would you rather keep listening to the band on CD (or vinyl)?

[Source: Spinner]

Comments (2)
  1. TheMan says:

    Good, they should stay away from the wastelands of digital music. Plus that tool Jobs stole The Beatles idea for a business name. He has no bone of originality in him. Apple belongs to The Beatles.

  2. SoSad says:

    We can download John’s, Paul’s, George’s, and Ringo’s solo stuff from itunes, why not the Beatles?

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