September 23, 2010 08:58:58 GMT
'I hope it will allow people who might be interested to access parts of our archives they might otherwise not be able to,' the singer said.
Sir Paul McCartney has signed a deal with computer giant Hewlett-Packard to preserve The Beatles' music and memorabilia in digital form. The singer's library of tracks, as well as artwork, films and videos, will by digitized on HP servers - and parts of the collection will be open to fans.
McCartney explains, "I've always been interested in creative ideas and new ways of reaching people, so this is a really exciting initiative for me. I hope it will allow people who might be interested to access parts of our archives they might otherwise not be able to."
HP's vice president of sales, Tom Hogan, adds, "Paul McCartney has always been a trendsetter in the music industry and HP has been at the forefront of technology innovation. 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."