So today is the day! The Beatles are on i-Tunes! We’ve been noting on Soundcheck for years that their music was a gaping hole in the digital music world and now we c….
uh – sorry, must’ve nodded off.
Yes, the day we all knew had to come someday has come today. And it’s hard to imagine it being more anticlimactic. No special package deals, no unexpected add-ons – just a chance to finally pay for those Beatles songs you’ve already owned on CD or LP, or have downloaded illegally before. Welcome, Beatles fans, to the late 20th century!
OK, OK, I sound a lot crankier about this than I really am. It’s about time, and for anyone who doesn’t own this music, especially younger listeners, it’s great. I’m thinking of my 15-year old daughter, a longtime Beatles fan who owns several of their albums but will probably want more; and since she never listens to music on anything larger than her own ear that pretty much means i-Tunes. (Yes, she could buy CDs and rip them into her computer and transfer them to her iPod. Do YOU know a teenager who would do that?)
But the Beatles held out so long, and it became such a big deal, that I guess I was hoping the Beatles entry into the digital music world, however inevitable, might somehow be a big deal too.
What do you think of the Beatles coming to iTunes? Leave a comment.