Apple Records is launched by the Beatles

The Beatles were a legendary English rock band in the 1960s. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles are known for being one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music. Their fans observed them as embodying the ideals of the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

It was on this day, August 11, 1968, that Apple Records was launched by the Beatles. They intended it to be a creative outlet for them on an individual and group level. Apple Records was a subdivision of their Apple Corps and EMI still maintained ownership of their recordings until 1975.

Apple Records now owns all of the rights to The Beatles’ videos and movie clips as well as the rights to music from other recording artists on their label. Some of these artists include Mary Hopkin, Brute Force, Ravi Shankar, and James Taylor.