McCartney: Negotiations Ongoing for Beatles on ITunes

Our contractual obligations mean that we are duty bound to inform you of any developments in the world of iTunes and the Beatles. Trust me: we don't like it any more than you do, but if we don't report it, then we will be rent limb from limb by a madding horde of zombies, like the beginning of A Hard Day's Night.

So, I'll try to make this as painless as possible. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog, Sir Paul--now 66 and looking remarkably well-preserved--talked about his latest collaborations, vegetarian lasagna, and, yes, the state of The Beatles on iTunes.

Last October, MTV announced that subsidiary Harmonix, developer of Rock Band, would produce a video game title featuring Beatles music, the first time the catalog would appear in digital form. So what of iTunes?

It's a bit of a sticky issue. We want it to happen. The record company was taken over by new people quite recently, so there is a gridlock of sorts. I'd like to make it happen. Though I am not part of the negotiations, thank goodness [laughs].

There you have it. That didn't hurt a bit, now did it? Slap this band-aid on, go grab a cookie, and off with you. You've got more important things to do.

[via Ars Technica]

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