Dhani Harrison proposes Beatles-only download site

He also promises The Beatles' 'Rock Band' game will feature 'unreleased material'

The Beatles at Wapping Pier Head, London, July 1968. At one time this area was used for public executions - the pirate Captain Kidd was hanged on this spot in 1701. The area has since been redeveloped and now houses the HQ of 'The Sun' newspaper. Pic: Tom Murray
George Harrison's son Dhani says The Beatles estate is considering starting a standalone download site offering the band's music.

Rather than making The Beatles back catalogue available through iTunes, Harrison says he music may be sold through their own online "delivery system" in the near future.

"We're losing money every day," Harrison told Blender.

"So what do you do? You have to have your own delivery system, or you have to do a good deal with Steve Jobs. But he says that a download is worth 99 cents, and we disagree."

Harrison has also revealed that it was he who inaugurated proceedings in The Beatles' deal with Rock Band, which will see their songs made available on the game this September. Speaking to Billboard, Harrison said that the game will feature "stuff that has never been heard, never been released," although he did not divulge any specifics.

"I took the project to Apple [Records] and sort of convinced everybody to have a presentation," he said.

"My job description is...being enthusiastic. We've been working on it for the past two years. This is the first one that is going to be totally, historically accurate. It's been a real headache, but it's been the most enjoyable work I've done in my life."

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