A report out of Reuters today notes that the royalty dispute between EMI Group and The Beatles’ Apple Corps has been settled, which may show signs that the bands’ music may soon be available for online purchase. “We have settled on mutually acceptable terms and there will be no further comment,” a spokeswoman for EMI said. A spokeswoman for Apple Corps said the deal had been agreed last month but would not give any further details, notes the story. “The Beatles have been one of the last big acts to hold out from putting their music on the Internet. Elton John said last month he would make more than 30 of his albums available for digital download,” says Reuters. “‘It seems like it is heading in that direction,’ Jupiter analyst Mark Mulligan told Reuters of the Beatles catalogue. ‘The conversation has changed from an ‘if’ to a ‘when.'”