Arguably one of the most popular rock and roll bands in history, The Beatles are still making headlines almost 40 years after their breakup.
Apple, EMI and Apple Corps jointly announced today the famous band's entire music library will be available on iTunes for the first time ever. Until this announcement, EMI, the Beatles record label group, had failed to come to an agreement with Apple to release the music to iTunes. With the agreement in place, the band's entire collection of 13 digitally re-mastered albums are available on the popular music sharing platform.
We're really excited to bring the Beatles' music to iTunes. It's fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around, Sir Paul McCartney said in a statement.
Single albums are available for purchase and download for $12.99 each, double albums for $19.99 each and individual songs for $1.29 each. There will also be a box set available for ($149) which will contain every album as well as mini-documentaries and live concert videos.
We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes. It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we've had since we launched iTunes ten years ago, Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said in a statement.