McCartney: Beatles online music deal ‘virtually done’

The Beatles’ music catalog may soon be available for sale online, according to Paul McCartney. The former Beatle told Billboard magazine that a deal to put the band’s music online is “virtually settled.” Following a settlement between Apple Inc.

and the Beatles’ Apple Corps. earlier this year, there has been much speculation as to when the Beatles’ catalog would be released on the iTunes Store.

Apple Corps executive Neil Aspinall recently confirmed that the entire works of the Beatles were in the process of being remastered for a digital release. McCartney’s new album, “Memory Almost Full,” will be his first solo release available for download online.