WSJ: Apple to Announce Rights to Beatles Music

Apple will finally obtain the rights it has been seeking to carry music by the Beatles in its iTunes store, according to the Wall Street Journal late on Monday.

This is all according to people familiar with the matter, and the WSJ hints that this is related to the special Apple announcement scheduled by Apple for 10 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday.

The arrangement came after discussions between Apple and the Beatles’ record label, EMI Group, Ltd. However, the same sources cautioned that Apple could still change its plans.

Some songs by members of the Beatles have been available from time to time on iTunes, but, to date, there hasn’t been a complete collection of the group’s albums available.