It appears that the long and winding road of negotiations leading to The Beatles becoming available on the iTunes music store have stalled according to Paul McCartney, who confirmed the news at the launch of his new album, Electric Arguments.
"So the last word I got back was that it had stalled, the whole process," the former Beatle said. "I really hope it will happen because I think it should." McCartney said, in a report by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Faithful Beatles fanatics have long anticipated the "Fab Four" catalog taking residence on iTunes, especially after individual works of McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr were finally added by the online music giant. The appearance of the solo collections gave fans a glimmer of hope that the complete Beatles iTunes catalog addition was imminent. That hope has turned out to be nothing more than wishful thinking.
A spokeswoman from EMI Records said: "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."
We've all heard that PR lip service before. So exactly how soon is soon?