NEWS: The Beatles' back catalogue finally to be released on iTunes

Sir Paul McCartney has found a nifty way to help pay for his divorce from Heather Mills – he's finally completed a deal to release the Beatles' back catalogue on iTunes after lengthy legal wrangling.

According to today's London Evening Standard, the Beatles' singles and albums will be made available for download once Sir Paul's divorce has been settled in the High Court.

The release of the Beatles' back catalogue online will be a massive windfall for Sir Paul, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison.

Albums including Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album and Help! could raise as much as £200m.

McCartney's solo catalogue has been available for download since May last year.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.