Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Let It Be! The Beatles Finally Go Online via iTunes

Steve Jobs' seemingly never-ending "Long and Winding Road" to get The Beatles catalog of music online has finally reached a successful end. Starting today, The Beatles songs will be available -- exclusively -- via iTunes (so reports the Wall Street Journal).

Quite the odyssey for Apple v. Apple Records -- in fact, the two companies originally battled each other via the courts over Jobs' right to use the "Apple" name for his company. The Beatles won that battle via a settlement.

Fast forward years and years and years -- and, now, the two Apple's have reached an esprit de Core. And, it is the power of music that finally brought them together, as The Beatles have been the most prominent hold-out for making their songs available online. It is also the power of commerce, of course, as it just happens to be the Christmas Season.

So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And, LET IT BE! (it finally is!)