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The Beatles Racks Up Music Sales

Written on May 13, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Music companies should thank Beatles for their great music.

Nielsen Soundscan, the information system that gathers track sales of music in the US and Canada, mentioned that music sales in the United States increased by 1.6 percent until the first week of May. The increase can be attributed mostly to sales made to digital retailers.

Nielsen did not specify which album pulled the stats of music sales up, but it was obvious that The Beatles made it happen because the increase also took place in November—the same time The Beatles landed on iTunes.

The appearance of the Beatles’ catalog on iTunes came November 16 after a load of drama and issues. Apple, Apple Corps and EMI agreed to a term that is valid until sometime this year.

See the graph showing the statistics of sales of digital tracks after the skip.

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The Beatles on iTunes? Apple’s Big Announcement

Written on November 16, 2010 by Charles Bass

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The misunderstanding between this music legends and tech giant started in the late 70's. Reports are saying that Apple's big announcement tomorrow is about The Beatles being present on iTunes. Does this mean they are at peace now?

Apple confirmed the news that they will making a big announcement tomorrow. Now, people wonder what is this all about. According to The Wall Street Journal, iTunes is finally included The Beatles on the iTunes catalog. (John Lennon must be very happy.)

According to WSJ, this information came from both The Beatles and EMI Group Ltd. These two groups  met in private to talk about this matter.

If this news turns out to be true, then it will surely benefit both parties. WSJ mentioned that The Beatles and Apple were not in good terms since 1978. The band accused Apple of infringement of their trademark. But with this announcement, it seems that all’s well that ends well.

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