Its being reported by the Wall Street Journal and on various industry sites that the beatles are at last bringing their music to the world of the download. However the story is that its NOT with Apple’s own Itunes. According to the Wall Street journal its rumoured that a selection of songs will be availble to owners of EAs Rock Band 2 videogame.
Regular listeners of our podcast Music Industry News will know we often talk about this product and Guitar Hero as proof that their is still a very valuable market out there, its just being leveraged in a different way. This would seem to be evidence of the transition.
It should be pointed out that except for the Number 1 album the Beatles have NEVER had their music licensed onto compilations. Now this is not a compilation but in many ways it is a change of policy as it would be a situation where their music was sitting as part of another product.
So would you buy Rock Band 2 just to play along with the Beatles?
Check out the story HERE