TiPb Forum Staff
The Beatles and iTunes: After the Fact
Many people thought that the announcement for the Beatles coming to iTunes was a bit over hyped. Apple told “The Loop” recently that so far the Beatles have sold over 5 million songs through iTunes and that the most popular song is “Abbey Road”.
This shows that the Beatles coming to iTunes maybe wasn’t hyped up enough. Even with dwindling sales after the initial surge, this was a major income source for Apple, the Beatles label (also Apple), and the Beatles themselves (at least for those still alive).
“Apple has informed The Loop that the iTunes Store recently exceeded 5 million Beatles songs and 1 million Beatles albums sold worldwide. “Abbey Road” is the current best-selling Beatles album in the U.S., while “Here Comes the Sun” is the currently best-selling Beatles song. The pace of sales has diminished since the Beatles’ catalog first came to iTunes, however. Apple and EMI announced a week after the Beatles’ music was released on iTunes that 2 million songs and 450,000 albums had been purchased.”
Do you still think the Beatles coming to iTunes was not that big a deal?
[Via Loop Insight]