Beatles have signed to Rock Band, says WSJ

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 30 October 2008 06:59 GMT

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Citing “several people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal’s claimed The Beatles have signed a deal with Viacom and MTV to have the band’s legendary music included in a Rock Band product.

MTV sent out an email last night saying an “unprecedented global music project” between itself and Apple Corp would be announced at 2.00pm UK time today.

As the WSJ puts it: “The Beatles represent the biggest prize to date in the category. Not only do they have the best-selling album catalog of any band, they haven’t yet licensed their music for sale by download services such as Apple Inc.’s iTunes Store.”

Quite. Watch for the announcement this afternoon.

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