THE Beatles are refusing to allow their music to be sold over the
Hundreds of thousands of songs can now be legitimately downloaded from
official paid-for internet services - since the music industry launched the
initiative to combat illegal file-swapping services - but the most famous band
in the world are
refusing to take part.
Geoff Baker, a spokesperson for Beatles record label APPLE CORPS - owned
by Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison's estate - says, "We
have no plans at the moment to go online.
"As far as I am concerned we are doing very well as it is."
The refusal is a blow to the music industry, who are desperate to promote
the use of its legitimate service.
A spokesperson for publishers EMI says, "The Beatles have chosen not to
put their music online.
"I do not know their reasoning. It's the prerogative of the artists."