A number of record labels, hanging on to the belief that selling music by the track and not by the album is crippling the industry, have tried to stay away from the Apple empire. But the biggest iTunes holdout fell this week when it was announced that the Beatles would -- finally -- be available for (legal) download. Now, for only $1.29, you can hear some of that great 60s pop. But there are still some big names that refuse to have their music sold through iTunes.
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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.