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Beatles Songs to be Available on iTunes ... Finally

You can listen to The Beatles on a Nike commercial, in a special edition of the Rock Band video game, and on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. But you can't download the legendary British band's music on iTunes. Until now. According to the The New York Times, Apple is expected to announce today that it has made a deal with the band's record company, EMI:

Depending on the terms of the deal, customers for the first time will be able to buy "Please Please Me," "Hey Jude" or "A Day in the Life" online rather than on a CD and perhaps even as individual tracks. While the move to digital downloads does not quite rival the band's first trip across the Atlantic to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, it is an acknowledgment that online purchases dominate the music industry's sales strategy.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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