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Paul McCartney blames record label for lack of Beatle downloads


Despite years of negotiations Sir Paul McCartney and iTunes still haven’t worked out a deal to make Beatles’ tracks available for download — and the ex-Beatle blames the record label, reports the BBC (

McCartney says the lack of progress is due to “business hassels” with record company EMI. “Not with us, or iTunes,” he says. “It’s the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don’t want to do it.”

McCartney has long insisted that he wants to make his old tracks with John, George and Ringo available to download.

However, EMI tells the BBC it’s working hard to sort out the situation. In a statement the record label says: “Discussions are ongoing. We would love to see The Beatles’ music available for sale digitally.”

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