Great news for fans of The Beatles. At long last, their entire back catalog is being remastered and will be distributed in the iTunes Music Store. The information was revealed in court by Apple Corps Records CEO, Neil Aspinall.
“We’re remastering the whole Beatles catalog, just to make it sound brighter and better and getting proper booklets to go with each of the packages. I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters. It would be better to wait and try to do them both simultaneously so that you then get the publicity of the new masters and the downloading, rather than just doing it ad hoc.”
Normally when an artist gets added to the iTunes Music Store it isn’t a newsworthy event. However, Apple Computer and Apple Corps have been in legal battles since the 1980s. Apple Corps believes that there is consumer confusion if both “Apple” companies are engaged in audio or music-related business.
When you hear the name Apple, who do you think of… iPods or The Beatles?