The Beatles' catalogue is available digitally...for now

The Beatles: For You BlueBeat? We shall see
The Beatles: For You BlueBeat? We shall see (Image credit: Apis/Sygma/Corbis)

The Beatles' entire catalogue is available digitally- for now, it seems - on a US-based website called, with individual tracks going for 25 cents (15p) each.

The website is also streaming the recently remastered albums in their entirely, allowing listeners to listen to them for free.

All of which is rather strange and shocking news to EMI and Apple Corps, who have fiercely blocked the online sale of all Beatles music.

MusicRadar logged onto, and indeed, there they are, The Beatles, right alongside hundreds of other artists. The individual albums even say 'remastered.'

How is this possible?

So how can this be? Did Apple Corps or EMI grant permission to sell and stream The Beatles' music?

When contacted by MusicRadar, a source at EMI said, "We're looking into it," which we take as a definite 'no.'

So how, then, is offering The Beatles' catalogue digitally? That's the multi-million-dollar question being asked right now. And one lawyers are no doubt addressing.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.