Beatles to get digital release… on USB apples
Apple Corps and EMI have announced plans to release a limited-edition run of 30,000 Beatles Stereo USB Apples on 7 December. Yep, apple-shaped USB drives, preloaded with the 14 recently remastered albums from the Fab Four’s back catalogue, along with documentary films, album art, photos and liner notes. The songs will be provided in FLAC and MP3 versions. How much? £200. Not a bad way to make $6 million in a hurry.

EMI sues BlueBeat for selling Beatles downloads
While EMI has unveiled its first legit Beatles digital deal (see above), the label has also cranked its legal guns into action against US online music store BlueBeat. We broke the news last week that BlueBeat was selling the full Beatles back catalogue for $3.25-an-album, seemingly without the necessary licences. Now EMI has told Wired’s Epicenter blog that it has sued BlueBeat for copyright infringement in a US district court in California. Source: Epicenter –

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