The Beatles Come To iTunes, Fires Back

After what seemed like forever, the Beatles have finally made it to the Apple iTunes store. Starting today, you can download individual Beatles track for $1.29 each, buy an album for $12.99 to $14.99 or buy the remastered box set, which contains all the Beatles songs plus some extra stuff, for $149.

Not to be outdone, Amazon has fired back by lowering the price of their Beatles box set to the same as iTunes. Then a few hours later, they decided to lower the price by another $20. So instead of paying $149 for a downloaded Beatles box set, you can get the real thing for only $129.99 with free shipping.


I don’t know how long Amazon will be able to offer this without the Beatles getting on their case for discounting their music (and pissing off Apple). If you’re a Beatles fan and had always wanted that box set, now is the time to get it!

The Beatles Box Set on

29 thoughts on “The Beatles Come To iTunes, Fires Back”

  1. Abhik says:

    Good to see two giants fighting 🙂
    Whatever they do, normal people like us will benefit from that.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yeah, it looks like Amazon is leveraging this as a loss leader. The consumer wins! That is, as long as they don’t get tempted to buy 10 other things while at Amazon.

      1. I agree with you Ian. Competition is always good for the consumers and it definitely helps makes technology progress faster as well. We really don’t need a monopoly here. 🙂

        1. In monopoly seller is always gainer and in competition buyer get many options.

  2. dotCOMreport says:

    I like the fact that there’s healthy competition but honestly I don’t think Amazon can keep this up for much longer; won’t they be running at a loss? And I don’t think the Beatles will like it.

    1. John also shifted himself from Amazon to Hostgator.

  3. Harshad says:

    WOW! You were quick to notice that. This is the best time for sales and Amazon surely wants to give the best rates.

  4. good , i didn’t know actually no one could download their songs before ! but still this will help people get their favorite songs ! the beatles are icons : thank you for sharing this

    1. d3so says:

      I was also surprised when I first found out about this.
      You can always p2p their songs but the quality will suck.

  5. Zac Johnson says:

    Haha, nice find! I was hoping for something better from Apple than the Beatles on itunes ….

    1. d3so says:

      I know right? We can get beatles music elsewhere.

    2. Harshad says:

      Me too… Some people were really excited about their announcement.

      1. @ Harshad

        Those people I know are hard core their fans.

    3. Agree Zac Johnson apple made me sad because I have also expected so much.

  6. Benjamin says:

    I love that you included your Amazon associate link 😉

    1. Brian McVay says:

      He wouldn’t be John Chow if he didn’t.

      1. d3so says:

        Yeah, John would be criticized heavily if he didn’t add an affiliate link.

        1. Thanks to the ninja plugin … for this.

  7. Exoclyps says:

    The last link got a h to much in it. Just thought you’d like to know 😛

  8. PPC Ian says:

    I’d be super curious to learn how much revenue your Amazon affiliate link generated.
    All the best,

    1. Abhik says:

      That’s an affiliate like?? Normally he masks them with

      1. Harshad says:

        So you think John makes $40K plus just from banner ads and infolinks?

        1. It’s not accurate but can be greater value also because $40K is very less amount of the john’s total revenue.

          1. John also love free bie.

            His video on free beer is simply awesome.

  9. I like some Beatles songs, but honestly, I think John Lennon was the best. I just loved his lyrics.

    1. Fernando says:

      They were all great! That’s why they were The Beatles! By the way, Harrison is my favorite!

  10. fas says:

    Amazon is pissed off how the ipad killed the kindle.

    1. There is no comparision of kindle and iPad.

      If amazon is thinking than its their mistake.

  11. I find the Beatles in current music overrated – every song sounds the same.

    I think Kid Rock is still not on iTunes.

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