The CNET Lounge forum

General discussion

Beatles on "Online Music Store"

by pufit_ / April 12, 2006 11:07 PM PDT

Just watching Ten Late News here in Australia, and apparently the Beatles have finally put their music on 'an online music store'. They didn't mention which one, and it was "breaking news". Will quote a source as soon as I find one.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Beatles on "Online Music Store"
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Beatles on "Online Music Store"
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
A source
by pufit_ / April 12, 2006 11:12 PM PDT
Collapse -
Correction
by pufit_ / April 12, 2006 11:16 PM PDT

Sorry, I jumped the mark. They haven't put it on any online music store, but they are in the process of. My apologies. Source is Australia's The Daily Telegraph,

Collapse -
iTunes?
by Wendy P. / April 12, 2006 11:34 PM PDT
Collapse -
Reason for iTunes Offering
by adkinsjm / April 13, 2006 2:10 PM PDT
In reply to: iTunes?

Apple Corp is looking for money in their suit against Apple. I do not see them asking the court to stop the ITMS. The Beatles catalogue on iTunes would be a huge moneymaker for Apple Corp as well.

Collapse -
Beatles Songs
by Wendy P. / April 13, 2006 1:14 PM PDT

On CNN today, they were saying that Michael Jackson's bank is calling in a loan, and he may have to sell about 200 songs he owns, including Beatles songs.

Is this the reason they are going to be online? I don't really understand how the licensing and stuff works.

Collapse -
Holy cow!!
by Wendy P. / April 14, 2006 7:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Beatles Songs

They said my name on the podcast!!

I think my life is now complete.

Collapse -
MJ can't sell songs online
by ebaez12 / April 14, 2006 8:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Beatles Songs

Quick licensing info. It's a little confusing so stick with me.

In the music industry there is a difference between a song and a master. A song is the words and lyrics, and the master is a recording by a particular artist of a song.

Publishing rights give you the authority to allow people to record a song, and master recording rights give you the authority to distribute particular recordings of a song (distribution is selling the recordings-CDs, records, mp3 files, etc).

What Michael Jackson owns is the publishing rights to songs written by various songwriters including John Lennon and Paul McCartney. He doesn't own the master of the Beatles recording of a song.

For example let's take Hey Jude.

MJ can grant a license to Molly Wood (of CNET Records) to record Hey Jude. When Molly records it, CNET Records would own the master of Molly's Hey Jude version so they control the distribution rights of her version.

So Michael Jackson cannot distribute recordings of Beatle songs, because he doesn't own them (Green) Apple Corp does. However, he will get paid anytime a master recording of a song he owns is sold. So whether it's Hey Jude by the Beatles, or Molly Wood, or Umpa Lumpa he will collect a fee.

Collapse -
gotcha.
by Wendy P. / April 14, 2006 9:48 AM PDT

That made sense actually.

Thanks for explaining!

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,411 discussions
icon
Security 30,882 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
icon
Phones 16,494 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions

REVIEW

Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.