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Beatles sell 2 million songs, 450,000 albums on iTunes debut

Posted in iTunes by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

The Beatles’s first appearance on a digital store has led to a dramatic uptick in sales, according to data from Apple. About two million individual tracks and 450,000 albums were sold on iTunes in the first week alone.

Information collected by Billboard gave 1969’s Abbey Road the lead, both as the top-selling album and for “Here Comes the Sun” as the top-selling song. Many consider Abbey Road to be their best album. Now a newer generation of listeners can be exposed to the band, while others can re-discover them.

Apple finally bringing Beatles to iTunes

Posted in iTunes by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

The Beatles are legendary. Sadly many kids have yet to discover them thanks to their absence from iTunes. But fear not, your kids will have the chance to have a listen on iTunes yet. This comes seven and a half years after Apple launched the iTunes store.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that The Beatles catalog will be among tomorrow’s iTunes announcements. WSJ’s sources warn that plans could change at the last minute however, and that the talks between Apple, Beatles reps, and EMI were taking place as recently as last week. Still, you have to keep the faith. It’s just time to do it.

MusicSkins launches Beatles skins for laptops and cell phones

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2010

Beatles fans can now display their fandom on their laptops and cellphones proudly thanks to MusicSkins who have just launched a line of Beatles skins. Now you can dress up your cell phone, laptop, mp3 player or gaming device.

They offer custom fit skins for almost any popular device. Your choice of Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, Yellow Submarine, Let it Be, A Hard Days Night, Rubber Soul and more. It’s a sticker with an adhesive that leaves no residue behind so it can be removed and reapplied many times.

Beatles Rock Band trailer, screenshots and drums unveiled at E3

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Today E3 was seriously rocked by Beatles Rock Band as they unleashed the awesomness that is the fab four upon the world. Turns out that you will be able to perform multiple vocals (harmonies). Harmonix showed off what you can expect in the game.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be released simultaneously for XBox 360, PS3 and the Wii in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories. The trailer above is pretty awesome for Beatles fans.

Guitar Hero 5 arrives September 1st

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2009

Guitar Hero 5 arrives September 1stThat’s right. The latest volume of Guitar Hero is nearly ready to hit the streets. So unpack your plastic guitar (We’re assuming you are sick of those old songs by now.) and get ready to rock. Guitar Hero 5 arrives on September 1st.

There are a bunch of features like the ability to play through sets with no players actively playing, so anyone to join in at any time. But you have some hard choices to make. The release date comes one week before The Beatles: Rock Band. Decisions, decisions.

Beatles Rock Band pre-order

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2009

Beatles Rock Band pre-orderWe know that you’ve been counting down the days until The Beatles: Rock Band is released. You’ve been practicing your british accent and you’ve even formed your own band in anticipation, complete with a Yoko all ready to break you up. Well, get a hold of your mop-top. It’s now available for pre-order.

And there will be two custom guitars available for purchase along with the Special Edition bundle (the game itself, Höfner bass and Ludwig drums microphone and mike stand). The guitars are a Gretsch Duo-Jet and a Rickenbacker 325 which will retail for $99.00 each when the game arrives on September 9th.

Limited Edition Beatles iPod

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2008

Limited Edition Beatles iPodIt’s been a long wait. A long and winding road if you will. At last, the Beatles iPod is out, with only 2,500 units available. You know you want it. And in these tough economic times, Paul, Ringo, and Yoko need your help. So why not fork out $795. The Limited Edition Ultimate Collector’s Beatles iPod Set comes complete with a wooden box designed by Psycho Bunny, where you can store your 120GB Beatles iPod, 13 original Beatles albums on CD, two masters, the Love CD, and an engraved guitar pick that is surely the pick of destiny.

Uh, hang on a minute here. Anyone wanting a Beatles iPod surely owns all of these CDs anyway, so what gives? I don’t need all of that extra junk for 800 clams. Just give me a decent Beatles iPod. Preferably something with a classic album cover on it.


Beatles catalog coming to iTunes yet this year?

Posted in music by Darrin Olson on March 9th, 2008

Beatles catalog rumored to be available for download online and on iTunes on the coming monthsAccording to a number of UK-based online sources, Paul McCartney has officially worked out a deal to bring the Beatles back-catalog to multiple music download sites including a $400 million agreement with iTunes to offer the tracks. All of the Beatles currently have works available for download through iTunes, but the likely most popular tunes have thus far eluded the mammoth music download service.

According to reports, albums including Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Help and the White Album could be available from iTunes on possibly other online services “within months”. Now that the deal has been worked out, officials for the Beatles are reportedly in the process of creating digital versions of the songs to be available for download.

George Harrison rounds out the Beatles on iTunes

Posted in iTunes,music,News by Darrin Olson on October 9th, 2007

George Harrison from the Beatles available on iTunesThe solo work of George Harrison has now been added to iTunes making him the last of each of the Beatles to be available through the site, preceded by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Star. Unfortunately the Beatles as a group are still not available on iTunes, just the solo work of each artist separately with no word of any Beatles albums as of yet.

John Lennon Solo Catalog Hits iTunes

Posted in iTunes,music,News by Chris Weber on August 16th, 2007

John Lennon’s solo catalog of music now available on iTunesApple has announced that 16 solo works by John Lennon through EMI are now available for download through iTunes. These songs will also be offered as part of the iTunes Plus program where you can pay an extra 30 cents to get the songs DRM-free and at 256 kbps AAC encoding.

“John would have loved the fact that his music will now be available in a format suited to a new generation of listeners,” said Yoko Ono in the Apple press release

Lennon marks the second of the Beatles artists to allow iTunes to sell their solo albums after Paul McCartney, and rumors have it that talks between Apple and the widow of George Harrison are in the works as well. Apple so far has had no luck however with bringing Ringo Star or the collective Beatles …