Apple has announced today that the Beatles, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store. As of today, the 13 remastered studio albums and other LP and special album songs are available for purchase and download on iTunes as either albums or individual songs.
On the day of this amazing release a special digital â€œBeatles Box Setâ€ featuring the â€œLive at the Washington Coliseum, 1964â€ concert film, is also on sale to all the die hard fans of The Beatles amazing music.
â€œWeâ€™re really excited to bring the Beatlesâ€™ music to iTunes,â€ said Sir Paul McCartney. â€œItâ€™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.â€
Steve Jobs was also ver estatic that he could announce this. For a long time licensing issues and other set backs hindered the sale of songs on iTunes. But no longer Jobs seems to be a fan of The Beatles and their revolutionary songs.
â€œWe love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,â€ said Steve Jobs â€œIt has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream weâ€™ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago.â€
Yoko Ono Lennon commented from the release that this release is during John Lennon’s 70th birthday year.
The pricing has been set with individual albums $12.99 each, double albums for $19.99 each and individual songs for $1.29 each.
The special digital â€œBeatles Box Setâ€, priced at $149 contains all 13 remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, mini-documentaries, â€œPast Masters,â€ and the â€œLive at the Washington Coliseum, 1964â€ concert film.
Apple has been nice enough from this amazing release that in addition, you can stream and view the â€œLive at the Washington Coliseum, 1964â€ concert film from iTunes for free for the remainder of this calendar year.