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Beatles deal could net McCartney millions.

It looks like Paul’s divorce is happening at the right time.  An itunes/EMI deal stuck for rights to The Beatles’ back catalog and its digital release could net our beloved moptop, and Yoko heaps of money.  I shudder to think how much money could and will be made from the eventual release, in both CD and digital format.  I just hope that they finally do these songs justice, and remaster them the way that they are supposed to. 

We could go through our wishlist a thousand times.  We want bonus tracks, good artwork, stereo and mono mixes, 5.1 mixes.  You all know the drill.  Let’s just hope that the folks in the Beatles’ camp does not drop the ball (again) on the remasters.  It’s time to do the music some justice.  Afterall, we are the ones plunking down our hard earned cash for these babies!

Here’s what we’ve read.

Sir Paul McCartney will be pleased he dumped Heather Mills when he did – he’s set to make £200 million with the latest Beatles deal.

The star’s fortune could be boosted by that amount after a new deal between Apple Corp, iTunes and EMI means the band’s entire back catalogue will soon be available for download on the internet.

With Sir Paul and John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono set to take the majority of songwriting credits the revenue will now come rolling in.

A source tells the Daily Mail, “That might just be a few per cent, but on a billion pounds of sales, that is hundreds of millions for the likes of Paul and Yoko.

“The release of the back catalogue though iTunes will be the most extraordinary money-spinner. We are talking perhaps 14 remastered albums and numerous opportunities to release singles.”

Source: Gigwise 


2 Responses

  1. Nice blog!

  2. If this doesn’t spir a glut of new releases, box sets and DVD’s (in hi-def), then nothing will.

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