Summary. Today, 16 November 2010, Apple announced that the complete music collection from The Beatles is now available on iTunes. Songs can be purchased individually, or the entire box set is available at a cost of $149.
The music of The Beatles transformed the landscape of music and our culture. It’s welcome news that their music is now available for download. The price of $149 represents a savings of about $100 off the individual album purchase and includes additional content not available when purchased separately.
Update: By the afternoon of launch day, 15 of the top 100 positions on the Apple iTunes Music Store were held by song from The Beatles. This suggests that the launch was a success among iTunes users.
Commentary. Below is a commentary by Gregory Johnson.
“In the mid-1970s I stayed up all night listening through the entire collection of music from The Beatles, from A-Z, during a 24 hour marathon on the radio. It’s amazing to hear these songs again in such high quality. The box set available from Apple iTunes is an excellent value and includes all the original album art as well as additional videos and content.” ~ Gregory Johnson