McCartney: EMI Delaying Beatles Downloads

Former Beatles member Paul McCartney would like to see the band's music show up at places like Apple's iTunes Store, but he says that EMI is holding up the process. The Beatles music library has been seen by many as a glaring omission in the legit music download market.

"We were having problems with iTunes -- well not iTunes, EMI was the problem -- with downloading, which we'd like to do because that's how a lot of people get their music," Mr. McCartney told NME.

The Fab Four's digitally remastered library will be released on Wednesday, the same day that Apple is hosting its own special media event. There has been speculation that along with new iPods, Apple would announce that the Beatles' library would finally be available at the iTunes Store. Based on Mr. McCartney's comments, however, that's seeming less likely.

The Mac Observer will be covering Apple's September 9 media event live, including any surprise announcements.