So while there's no Strawberry Fields or any other John classics, we7 users can stream Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday and even embed them on other sites too
I thought it was underwhelming, the US financial community declared it pants and pulled a few % off Apple shares to show its displeasure and even the fan boys had trouble getting excited.
Yep, Apple's Rock and Roll, event on Wednesday turned out to be a as fluffy as a cotton wool factory.
Good news for any lady readers who are planning to marry and divorce a former Beatle: at long last the Beatles, or “The Fabs” as Steve Harley infuriatingly refers to them, have finally licensed their music to something that could be described as “modern technology”. That’s right, Beatles songs are coming to money-spinning rhythm game Rock Band. I wonder how long it will be before Guitar Hero gets The Monkees in retaliation?
The Beatles back catalogue should finally be available for (legal) download very soon – which could mean a week’s chart (and more) featuring only the Fab Four.
Could there ever be an Apple gadget more desirable than the iPhone? Yep. How about a limited-edition Yellow Submarine iPod, with every single Beatles album preloaded onto it? Oh yes.
Sorry, that’s SIR Paul McCartney of Frogchorusville, I always forget. Anyway, 350 lucky Macca fans will get up close and personal with their idol, when he plays Apple’s iTunes Festival in London next month.
The music industry has been waging a battle against Russian music download site AllOfMP3 in recent months, over the way the latter sells digital downloads of brand new albums for less than a couple of dollars. However, it seems the floodgates could be opening for similar sites.
Stuart Dredge writes…
Right now, the Apple online gossip-hounds are distracted by trying to think up more rumours big enough to shave a few billion of the company’s share price. I’ve heard Steve Jobs is about to jump ship to Microsoft to kickstart Zune sales *taps nose*