Paul McCartney Signs $400 Million iTunes Deal For The Beatles Catalog
Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison will also benefit from the deal with iTunes. Other happy campers include sometime singer and property developer Michael Jackson, along with musical monoliths Sony and EMI who part own the MopTops' back catalog.
At first glance it seems that the financial windfall couldn't have come at a better time for Mc Cartney following his £60 divorce settlement with Heather Mills. But it looks like Macca will have to cough up even more dough to pay Mills off after cashing in on the Fab Four's musical legacy.
Sometimes songs can come back to haunt you, and now via iTunes. As The Beatles put it themselves: The best things in life are free, but you can keep them for the birds and bees, now give me money, that's what I want.
The Beatles: Money
The Beatles: Can't buy me love