The Beatles now on iTunes after historic deal with Apple

Posted on 17 November 2010
By Nathan Duff
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After we run our dead money piece in the last issue of Uber zine, John Lennon’s salary in the afterlife has just gone through the roof.

This is after The Beatles representatives agreed a deal with Apple for £500m for the rights to sell their music online.

The new agreement will see classic songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, Yesterday and every other song in The Beatles back catalogue go on sale on iTunes for 99p each.

Yoko Ono, who is chief benefactor of the Lennon estate had this to say about the historic deal: “It is appropriate we are doing this in John’s 70th birthday year.”

Sir Paul McCartney was not complaining about the potential of a huge cash injection either saying: “We’re really excited to bring The Beatle’s 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”.

The only other surviving member of the famous foursome Ringo Starr also gave his opinion on the dramatic new developments saying: “At last, if you want it, you can get it – The Beatles from Liverpool to now, Peace and Love.”

It is only a matter of time now before The Beatles have another number one as the download charts go through a virtual version of Beatle mania.

Bookies have Hey Jude as favourite to hit the summit at 6/1 and it is 25/1 for a Beatles song to be the Christmas No1.

Check out the two Dead Money pages from Uber Zine 3 here and look out for special Xmas edition, coming soon.