In a piece of news that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, Paul Mcartney told reporters today that negotiations to bring The Beatles to iTunes have stalled.
“The last word I got back was it’s stalled at the whole moment, the whole process. I really hope it will happen because I think it should. It’s between EMI and the Beatles, I think.”
As we reported last week, The Beatles coming to iTunes is a rumor that has been around for quite some time, and just when things are looking up, there’s inevitably some sort of delay. In any event, The Beatles on iTunes is something a lot of people are looking forward to, and will probably remain a rumor until it actually comes true.
Record label EMI, which owns the Beatles recordings but needs Apple Corps’ permission to release the music in new formats, said it was still trying to resolve the matter.
An EMI spokeswoman said: “We have been working hard to secure agreement with Apple Corps. to make the Beatles’ legendary recording catalog available to fans in digital form. Unfortunately the various parties involved have been unable to reach agreement but we really hope everyone can make progress soon.”