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Forget Digital Music, Beatles On Talks For Video Games

This story was written by Rafat Ali.
Beatles representative, who haven't yet reached a deal to offer the band's music online, are now in talks with two video games companies for a Beatles-themed video game, in a move that could pave the way for a broader licensing of the Fab Four's catalog, reports FT. The reps have been talking to with both Activision (NSDQ: ATVI) and MTV Games, the respective makers of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games...the two games have been successful in sales of the digital versions of songs featured on the games.

A final deal would be worth several million dollars and could be done in the next few weeks, the story says. A deal hinges on getting agreements from Beatles-label EMI and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) Corps, the company established by the band to oversee its business interests.

By Rafat Ali