One Beatle on itunes, three to go?

The Beatle/itunes rumors have been quiet lately, but things look like they are building quietly.  Paul McCartney, whose new album, Memory Almost Full, is due out in a few weeks will finally make it available digitally.  Not that Paul hasn’t released anything in the digital format (Live 8), but never an entire album of work like this.

Not that this is much news, but it is impressive, rumor has it, that his entire solo back catalog will be available as well.  Could the Fab Four and the remasters be that far behind?  I certainly hope so.

Here’s what we’ve read. 

The Beatles. The iTunes Store. The partnership between those two entities is a rumor that goes back almost as long as the iPhone. And people love speculating about exactly when the Beatles will put their back catalog online. February already came and went without any Beatles news, although there’s new news lately that they are, in fact, readying to get everything online. Well, sorry to get your hopes up, but this post isn’t about the Beatles (per se). More like one Beatle in particular. That’s still good news, right?

We here at Infinite Loop have gotten wind of an unconfirmed rumor that former Beatle Paul McCartney is going to be joining the iTunes Store with his new album available as a preorder as soon as next week. Furthermore, the rumor says that McCartney plans to make his entire back catalog available soon thereafter—possibly the following week.

It’s unclear whether McCartney will be going exclusive on iTunes for the launch of the new album and back catalog, or whether he will be launching it all on other stores too. Of important note is that McCartney had a brush with iTunes in the past, performing two Beatles songs as solo tracks. This will be the first time he joins iTunes with a full album and full back catalog, however.

So there you have it. Is this a sign that the Beatles may be following soon? They’re not with the same label as McCartney, but perhaps he is giving us a little bit of foreshadowing to work with here. Or not. “Tell me darling, what can it mean?”

Source: Infinite Loop

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One Response

  1. I’ve been writing speculation about this since February. Check it out at http://www.heresyourwater.com/blog/2007/04/im-calling-it-now-part-2.html.

    Both Apple, Inc and Apple Corps are notorious for surprises. It’ll happen. Either this month or October. All the Beatles stuff on EMI and Apple. On iTunes exclusively, probably. The other mp3 sellers will shudder.

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