Yoko Ono Says Beatles on iTunes Still Far
Don’t expect to download any Beatles song from iTunes in the near future. Yoko Ono, the widow of famous Beatles vocalist John Lennon, said that there are still a lot of things that need to be settled before the band and iTunes owner Apple can reach a deal.
In a recent interview to promote the new Lennon documentary “LENNONYC,” Ono said that there are still sticking points between the Beatles group and iTunes. “Steve Jobs has his own idea and he’s a brilliant guy, there’s just an element that we’re not very happy about, as people. We are holding out,” she said.
However, Ono said that she does not speak for Apple Corps, the Beatles’ holding company that is equally shared among the two surviving members of the band and the widows of Lennon and George Harrison. Ono clarified, though, that there is no longer conflict between the company owners. “We’re older and more experienced,” said the 77-year-old Ono.
Fans have been clamoring for the Beatles to enter the digital age, but Apple Corps is reluctant to enter the emerging market. Instead, the company, which is run from London, recently released a digitally remastered version of the Fab Four’s entire catalog.