Apple Launches Beatles iTunes Channel
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Apple's iTunes store now has a channel dedicated to the Liverpool legends. The exclusive channel features a 14-minute clip (available for a limited time) of the landmark television appearance that marked the band’s American debut Feb. 9, 1964.
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All of the Beatles' U.S. albums are also accessible for the first time as digital collections available for purchase and download on iTunes. The 13-record collection is currently being promoted at a total cost of $120. Other features include interviews with the Fab Four and on-the-go music that can be played through iTunes Radio.
Apple first began selling the Beatles’ records on iTunes in 2010 after winning a long-running dispute with Apple Corps regarding the use of the "Apple" trademark name. Within the first week of sales, 450,000 albums and 2 million tracks were purchased worldwide. Four years later, Apple is celebrating 50 years of the legendary band's mark on the U.S. music industry with the launch of "The Beatles" channel.