Apple Launches Beatles iTunes Channel

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The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Digital U.S. albums and exclusive iTunes Radio content are available through the newly launched 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.

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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.