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HP puts Paul McCartney's Library into the Cloud

Sep 22 2010, 7:06am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

HP puts Paul McCartney's Library into the Cloud
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Paul McCartney's private library goes digital with the help of HP.

HP and McCartney Productions Limited (MPL) today announced an agreement to digitize and deliver the library of legendary musician Paul McCartney via a private cloud. Former Beatles member Paul McCartney has one of the most comprehensive libraries of any artist, much of which has never been viewed before.

His library includes images, artwork, paintings, film and videos, as well as masters of some of the most popular songs ever written. Additionally, during his successful career, he has accumulated iconic imagery, including the cover artwork for the multimillion selling No. 1 album, “Band on the Run.”

Under the agreement, HP will work closely with MPL to digitize the material and design and build a state-of-the-art content management system. McCartney’s library will then be delivered through a private cloud environment. Portions of the library will be made available to fans so they can have a personal and unparalleled glimpse into McCartney’s work.

“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.”

The Beatles songs are still not on iTunes, but Paul McCartney's Library will be in the Cloud.

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