The Beatles embrace the digital age, impact negligible

by Mysterion

This week the entire catalogue of The Beatles was released on iTunes, presumably to the excitement of people who could only listen to their music once this had happened.

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul McCartney. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”

One of the reasons that this move was held back for so long, other than the battle over the name Apple, was a concern that the charts would be flooded with Beatles songs. They needn’t have worried. The highest entry on the UK Singles Chart was ‘Hey Jude’, scraping in at number 40.

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