TouchTunes bills itself as the world's largest downloading pay-per-play jukebox network. And soon they’ll be cranking out tracks from 13 Beatles studio albums in addition to their Red, Blue, and 1 collections.
As the Hollywood Reporter notes, the deal serves as an important endorsement for the 14-year-old company. "The important addition of the Beatles to our network represents a milestone, not only for our company, but for our industry,” CEO Charles Goldstuck is quoted as saying, somewhat ominously. (What's next... Led Zeppelin at Red Lobster? Philip Glass at The Gap?)
Currently some of the network’s “Top Plays” includes Adele's “Rolling in the Deep”, Lil Wayne's “How to Love” and Katy Perry's “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” so the Beatles appear to be in good - if clearly lesser - company.
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