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- Posted on May 17th 2010 6:50AM by Chris Cope
Speaking to BBC's Newsbeat, the Liverpudlian placed the blame on the band's label EMI for the lack of progress in getting their tracks onto the digital music store.
He said, "To tell you the truth I don't actually understand how it's got so crazy. I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it's going to happen.
"It's been business hassles. Not with us, or iTunes. It's the people in the middle, the record label. There have been all sorts of reasons why they don't want to do it."
EMI did however reply, claiming that they are continuing negotiations and would be enthused to see the band's music available to buy online.
In a statement , the company said, "Discussions are ongoing. We would love to see the Beatles' music available for sale digitally."
Sir Paul is due to embark on a solo jaunt at the start of June with his 'Up and Coming' tour, which will visit a number of cities across the UK and Ireland, including London, Dublin and Glasgow.