Those waiting for 'Something' in the way of Beatles tunes to carry 'Across the Universe' on their iPod will either have to wait longer or find their songs the old-fashioned way, as widespread reports of the band's catalog coming to iTunes seem false.
Though reported by three major newspapers in England, Sony/ATV Music Publishing stated that rumors of digital Beatles releases are completely "untrue," according to CNet. The joint venture, owned by Sony and singer Michael Jackson and in possession of the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog, went on to state they would "absolutely be informed," had a deal been struck.
While rumors seem to circulate continuously about the Fab Four's entrance into the online music forum, especially in the wake of Led Zeppelin's foray, the statement seemed to quell speculation - for now.
Industry insiders continue to point out the likelihood of the common sense that is obvious to all music listeners: such a deal would assuredly be lucrative to all involved.
EMI and Apple, who own the recording rights to the Beatles catalog, continue to deny comment on a potential deal.
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