After nearly a decade of legal wrangling, Apple has finally brought The Beatles to iTunes.
Starting today, iTunes users will be able to download the band’s 13 studio albums, each of which will include a short documentary detailing the creation of the album. Additionally, users can download a special digital box set featuring a collection of the band’s live performances.
“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” Sir Paul McCartney said in a statement. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
The announcement was accompanied by a full-page Beatles takeover of the Apple website. It will probably also be accompanied by a slew of Apple commercials in coming months that use Beatles songs to sell iPods.
"In the joyful spirit of ‘give peace a chance,’ I think it is so appropriate that we are doing this on John’s 70th birthday year," Yoko Ono Lennon told ABC News.
Because everyone knows that if there was one thing John Lennon truly loved, it was selling stuff to people.