Today iTunes announced that the legendary band from Liverpool, England, The Beatles will be available on iTunes. The announcement comes after a day of waiting for 10am EST.
The teaser image for the announcement, which was located both on Apple’s website and on the homepage of the Apple Store, showed four clocks: California, London, New York and Tokyo.
Navigating to iTunes right now will show you that the Beatles are now available on Apple’s music download servce:
The agreement comes after years of negotiations, and seemingly dead ends for getting the Fab Four on Apple’s download service. Their songs are being made available for $1.29 each.
Though most fans will say that they already had The Beatles on their iTunes playlist, ripped from their CDs, the importance of this even is the fact that Apple was able to negotiate a huge deal that just a few weeks ago seemed impossible for those looking on from the outside. We know that the copyright holders are very protective of the content, and given the history of Steve’s negotiations with the entities that own the music and with Apple Corp. over their entrance to the music business, it seemed that they would never come to a resolution.
The Beatles Box Set is the doozy, it’s $149.00 it has 256 songs at $1.29 a song. It’s a huge set, to say the least.