“The last word I got back was it’s stalled at the whole moment, the whole process,” the former Beatle said. “I really hope it will happen because I think it should.”
So what happened? There isn’t a wealth of information at the moment, as none of the involved companies are willing to make an official statement. Unofficially, however, an EMI spokeswoman, on condition of anonymity, tells the Associated Press, “We have been working hard to secure agreement with Apple Corps. to make the Beatles’ legendary recording catalog available to fans in digital form. Unfortunately the various parties involved have been unable to reach agreement but we really hope everyone can make progress soon.”
It sounds as though the snafu exists between the two record labels and not Apple’s iTunes. And while it’s disappointing to yet again hear of a setback in this long-awaited deal, it’s not at all surprising.
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