Beatles Won't Be on iTunes in Near Future - Yoko Ono

The music of the Beatles won't be on iTunes or other Internet outlets in the near future, according to John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.

Apple Corps, the Beatles' holding company, has not managed to agree on terms with EMI Group, the company that licenses the group's recordings, Reuters reported.

"Don't hold your breath ... for anything," Ono told Reuters.

Technology giant Apple Inc (AAPL) and Apple Corps had a long trademark dispute over the use of the name, which was eventually settled in 2007. Still, the deal did not lead to any Beatles songs being released on the iTunes platform.

"(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs has his own idea and he's a brilliant guy," Ono, 77, said. "There's just an element that we're not very happy about, as people. We are holding out."

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Tom

Wow, 77 and still a tough old bird.

August 10 2010 at 4:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carla

Poor Yoko. If Beatles music is released, she is criticized as money-hungry and if she is the spokesperson for Paul, Ringo, and Olivia Harrison in this matter, she is criticized as either money-hungry or selfish for not sharing free(? ITunes isn't free) music with fans. I am an ultimate Beatles fan. I admire and respect Yoko Ono. She has become a popular musician in her own right and has always been a respected modern artist. She has given millions to charity. It is nonsense that she broke up the Beatles, as anyone who is interested in the history of the Beatles well knows. Give the nice lady a break.

August 09 2010 at 5:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
texasrider2010

Tsk Tsk Tsk,,,,Ono can't stick that overated band where the sun don'r shine.

August 09 2010 at 4:47 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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patty and dennis

tex good spelling, hell whats your great accomplishments in music

August 09 2010 at 7:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
geobuzz

Most Overrated Band Ever

August 09 2010 at 4:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
isaachaze1

wow, wondered how long it would take for the nut jobs to start talking about the obama administration :) (not long at all as it turned out). anyway, not sure what the big deal is. you can easily buy the beatles cds and import them to your ipod. maybe a little less convenient, but still easy. and yea, yoko has some issues herself.

August 09 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
JK7

who care

August 09 2010 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DAVID B WALKO

Wow ,
Mrs Benson you are truly an idiot ! take the blinders off please .
Narrowed minded people like you truly show your ignorance and full I.Q.

Enjoy the music that was made instead of labeling John's wife as a addict .
Because the article was intended about the music and how the Beatles apple
label was stolen from a corporate giant.

I strongly agree to support such action and as someone here mentioned that yes
there are other means to download the music.

August 08 2010 at 1:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
zemog44

To the idiots who say the Beatles are overrated and in the past. Yeah, right! There are millions of teens and even pre-teens who are discovering Beatles music and loving it! The Beatles will be around forever, long after the remaining two Beatles (Paul & Ringo) have physically left this Earth. Their songs and songwriting will always be BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! Like Elvis Presley, there will never be anything like The Beatles again! Their songs will live on as long as there are people living on Earth!!!

August 07 2010 at 5:40 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
bob

I want to believe that John would have liked to keep his music, and more importantly his ideals free for all to hear. is it possible that yoko has forgotten the oppressed whose rights they stood for all those years ago. News flash Mrs.ono-Lennon the oppressed are poor still.I still listen to John everyday and everyday he alerts me to what is happening around me and to how much one man can still change his environment. I am glad there are other ways to get his music to my i-pod...........

August 07 2010 at 7:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DrawBySundown

John would call her an @sss for treating fans like this.

August 07 2010 at 4:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply