According to the Wall Street Journal, the major revelation behind Apple's much ballyhooed announcement tomorrow has leaked: After years of fraught negotiations, The Beatles' catalogue will be available on iTunes.
We'll find out tomorrow if the report's true.
Apple Inc. is preparing to disclose that its iTunes Store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that would fill a glaring gap in the collection of the world's largest music retailer.
The deal resulted from talks that were taking place as recently as last week among executives of Apple, representatives of the Beatles and their record label, EMI Group Ltd., according to these people. These people cautioned that Apple could change plans at the last minute.