The Legendary Band's First Appearance on Digital Jukeboxes Across North America Debuts April 1, 2012
LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Apple Corps Ltd., EMI Music, and TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest out-of-home entertainment network in North America, announced today that the music of The Beatles, the most iconic band of all time, will now be featured across their network of over 50,000 digital jukeboxes. Starting April 1, 2012, TouchTunes will add The Beatles' 13 legendary studio albums to its catalog.
"It is a privilege to partner with EMI and Apple Corps Ltd. to make available the sound recordings of the most celebrated band of all time," said Charles Goldstuck, CEO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks. "The important addition of The Beatles to our network represents a milestone, not only for our company, but for our industry."
"We are very pleased to make this iconic catalog available on TouchTunes," said Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group. "TouchTunes has been a great partner of ours, and their network offers a unique listening experience for fans to enjoy the incredible music of The Beatles together."
In addition to the studio albums, TouchTunes will also make available The Beatles' two-volume 'Past Masters' compilation, the classic 'Red' and 'Blue' collections, the '1' hits collection, and the 'LOVE' album.
About Apple Corps Ltd.
Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to look after the group's own affairs. The London-based company has administered the catalogue of The Beatles releases of the 1960s that have sold to date more than 600 million records, tapes and CDs. Since the 1990s, Apple has piloted new Beatles projects that have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment and which have included The Beatles Anthology projects, the more than 30 million-selling album The Beatles 1, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil show and album, and the 09/09/09 release of The Beatles' remastered catalogue and The Beatles Rock Band game. Further information on The Beatles' projects can be found at www.thebeatles.com.
About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world's leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Parlophone and Virgin.
About TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes Interactive Networks is the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network in North America. TouchTunes provides entertainment and marketing solutions to 52,000 bars and restaurants. Since TouchTunes introduced the world's first digital downloading, pay-per-play jukebox, the network has become the largest of its kind with close to 2 million songs played, on average, across the network every day. TouchTunes has a growing music library of more than three million licensed tracks, and delivered more than 900 million songs in 2011 alone. The company also provides TouchTunesTV, a unique, screen-within-a-screen interactive television experience that provides custom advertising capabilities, venue promotions and social networking opportunities. TouchTunes is a privately held U.S. corporation with offices in New York City, Arlington Heights, Illinois and Montreal, Canada. For further information, please visit us at touchtunes.com.
SOURCE TouchTunes Interactive Networks
For further information:
US Media: Liz Anklow, DKC PR for TouchTunes Interactive Networks, [email protected], +1-212-981-5103; or Jennifer Ballantyne, EMI Music North America, [email protected], +1-323-871-5494; or Dylan Jones, EMI Group, Corporate Communications, [email protected], +1-212-492-1230; or UK Media: Moira Bellas, MBC PR for Apple Corps Ltd., [email protected], +44-207-483-9213