Play Beatles Songs On Rock Band?

MTV expected to make an announcement today

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Beatles songs could be available digitally for the first time ever, as part of the game Rock Band, an MTV Networks announcement is expected to say this afternoon (October 30) in New York.

The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd and Viacom Inc’s MTV Networks who make the game have reportedly been discussing a deal over the year, and “a global music project” is due to be officially announced at a conference at 2pm (GMT).

The Beatles have notoriously guarded the rights to their music, especially with online distribution sites such as iTunes. Licensing tracks to Rock Band would be a first for them.

AC/DC, another band who have refused to make their catalogue available digitally, have recently released tracks to a similar game Guitar Hero, which allows fans to play along to their favourite rock tracks.

Come back to this afternoon, when we’ll have full details of the announcement.


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