Beatles Won't Be on iTunes in Near Future - Yoko Ono


The music of the Beatles won't be on iTunes or other Internet outlets in the near future, according to John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.

Apple Corps, the Beatles' holding company, has not managed to agree on terms with EMI Group, the company that licenses the group's recordings, Reuters reported.

"Don't hold your breath ... for anything," Ono told Reuters.

Technology giant Apple Inc (AAPL) and Apple Corps had a long trademark dispute over the use of the name, which was eventually settled in 2007. Still, the deal did not lead to any Beatles songs being released on the iTunes platform.

"(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs has his own idea and he's a brilliant guy," Ono, 77, said. "There's just an element that we're not very happy about, as people. We are holding out."