OpinionThese are the last days of the compact disc
Mere days after we heard about a legal challenge to a seemingly unlicensed Beatles music store, comes news that the long-defunct band is releasing its entire catalogue on a USB stick.
A website offering unauthorised downloads of The Beatles music has been handed a lawsuit by EMI but it is bizarrely claiming it has rights to the music it is offering.
While Beatlemania dominates the British games and music industries right now – with EA's Beatles Rock Band going straight in at number four in this week's games charts and the ten remastered original Beatles albums in the top forty - it looks like the Fab Four are also set to get a 3D makeover pretty soon.
As we prepare for the latest bout of Beatle-mania later this month – what with the imminent launch of MTV's Beatles Rock Band from EA and the rumours of a major deal brewing with Apple and EMI – the launch of a quality wooden Fender Strat Rock Band controller could not have arrived at a better time.
The Beatles: Rock Band track list grows by the month, as creators MTV and Harmonix tease us yet again with a reveal of the latest classic tunes added to the list.
Fans of the Beatles (and we hear that there are a few) will finally get the chance to hear their heroes in full sonic glory after it was announced that the quartet's albums will be remastered.
MTV Games, Harmonix and distribution partner Electronic Arts today announced that the Rock Band franchise has officially surpassed $1 billion dollars in North American retail sales in 15 months, according to the NPD Group.