After completely shunning the internet music boom, it appears that the Beatles are preparing to sell their songs online. Seemingly, it emerged in the company's trademark lawsuit against Apple Computer that Apple Corps was set to begin digitally remastering the entire Beatles catalogue, with a view to selling the songs online.

"I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters," Neil Aspinall, a former Beatles road manager and managing director of Apple Corps, said in a written statement submitted to the High Court in London earlier this month.

"It would be better to wait and try to do them both simultaneously so that you then get the publicity of the new masters and the downloading, rather than just doing it ad hoc."