THE Beatles are considering ditching a deal with iTunes to release their huge back catalogue of music using their own website.
Surviving bandmembers Sir Paul MCCartney and Ringo Starr and the estates of the late John Lennon and George Harrison have long resisted releasing their music for digital download.
It was recently announced they have begun negotiations with Apple about making their music available on iTunes, but Harrison's musician son Dhani reveals The Beatles are unhappy with Apple's offer - and may take their tunes elsewhere.
He tells Blender magazine, "We're losing money every day. So what do you do? You have to have your own delivery system, or you have to do a good deal with (Apple boss) Steve Jobs. But he says that a download is worth 99 cents, and we disagree."