[lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] has recently cited record label EMI as being responsible for keeping the [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm]’ catalog unavailable for download through the popular iTunes music store. Digital downloads are commonplace in the music industry, and the record label no doubt hopes to capitalize on the British band’s popularity and global reach of iTunes users. In an interview with the BBC’s Newsbeat, McCartney said:
“It’s been business hassles, not with us, or iTunes. It’s the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don’t want to do it.”
McCartney split from EMI earlier this year in a business move that may have strained the relationship between the legendary musician and the ailing publishing company.
In the meantime, music fans will have to satisfy their need for mellow, yet upbeat pop music with such iTunes available tracks as, WHAM!’s “Wham! Rap ’86,”
- Are the dudes in this video way “YouTube” before the website/Internet was even a thing?