Apple CEO Steve Jobs had this to say about the deal:
“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.”
Newer generations, of course, have already been exposed to John, Paul, George and Ringo through 2009’s immensely popular Beatles Rock Band videogame. Last year also saw a remastered box set of all the albums.
The iTunes deal allows customers to purchase individual songs as well as full albums; while we’re sure “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude” will fair well on the iTunes charts for the remainder of 2010, the full impact of this development remains to be seen.
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