Short Takes: The Beatles cave for iTunes
After 10 years of selling music to beloved iPod owners and music lovers, Apple’s iTunes announced recently it would begin selling The Beatles. With a major spike in sales already, music fans now have instant access to just about any Beatles track they can’t get out of their heads. While other major bands like Led Zepplin and AC/DC remain separate from mainstream music, The Beatles currently have 19 songs in the top 100 iTunes downloads. To me, this news is a relief. I would say I’m another hard-working, honest American who refuses to download music illegally, but the truth is I just don’t know how. So now instead of having to shell out upward of $100 for the latest box set, I can simply make a $1.29 purchase on my iPod Touch and finally get “Dear Prudence” out of my head.