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Beatles catalogue destined for the cloud

Paul McCartney has teamed up with Hewlett Packard to digitise his entire music catalogue to be stored in a private cloud.

The collection will include not only music, but artwork, photographs, paintings, video material and master versions of his songs, and will span McCartney's work with the Beatles and solo output.

“I’ve always been interested in creative ideas and new ways of reaching people, so this is a really exciting initiative for me,” said McCartney.

“I hope it will allow people who might be interested to access parts of our archives they might otherwise not be able to. I’m looking forward to working with HP on this project.”

“Paul McCartney has always been a trendsetter in the music industry and HP has been at the forefront of technology innovation,” said Tom Hogan, executive vice president, Sales, Marketing and Strategy, Enterprise Business, HP.

“We are proud that he turned to HP as a trusted partner to help him preserve his legacy and set a new vision for the industry.” 

The collection will be controlled by Sir Paul and his company, McCartney Productions Limited, although there are plans to make portions of the content available to fans. 

The content will contain previously unavailable material, including backstage footage from McCartney’s Live Aid appearance.

Image courtesy of Jim Summaria

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