Beatles Say No To Online Music Sites

THE BEATLES are refusing to allow their music to be sold over the internet.

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."

14/10/2003 17:04

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Tags: Beatles - Geoff Baker - Sir Paul McCartney - Ringo Starr - George Harrison

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