Beatles music could soon be available for download via services like iTunes, following reports that a royalty dispute with EMI has been settled.
London's Daily Telegraph reports that the ongoing dispute between the Beatles and EMI, over about £30-million that the rock group claims was short-paid, has been settled, with the terms being confidential.
So far, there has been no confirmation from EMI but, if true, the move could pave the way to a new deal regarding online music downloads.
Earlier this year, Apple (Computer) and Apple (the Beatles record label) settled their long-running wrangle, removing another stumbling block to a possible iTunes deal.
If the Beatles catalogue is released for download, the surviving Beatles and relatives of those deceased could reap further millions in download royalties.