Paul McCartney has stated that the Beatles back catalogue will probably be ready to be published online as early as next year.
Speaking to US publication Billboard, McCartney said: “it’s all happening soon. Most of us are all sort of ready. The whole thing is primed, ready to go — there’s just maybe one little sticking point left, and I think it’s being cleared up as we speak, so it shouldn’t be too long. It’s down to fine-tuning, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be happening next year, 2008.”
He also added that they were deliberately taking their time to iron out the finer details in bringing the Beatles music to the digital platform. He said: “You’ve got to get these things right. You don’t want to do something that’s as cool as that and in three years time you think, ‘Oh God, why did we do that?!”
All four Beatles’ solo catalogues have already been made available to download this year.
Meanwhile, McCartney’s expanded reissue of his latest album ‘Memory Almost Full’ was released last week – for more details click here.