24 Facts About Apple Electronics


In 2010, Apple Electronics Corps ranked number two on the Fast Company magazine's list of the world's most innovative companies in the music industry, thanks to the release of The Beatles: Rock Band video game and the remastering of the Beatles' catalogue.

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Apple Electronics's idea was to plough their money into a chain of shops not unlike Woolworth's in concept: Apple boutiques, Apple posters, Apple records.

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Apple Electronics thought we were four wild men and we were going to spend all his money and make him broke.

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The Apple Electronics logo was designed by Gene Mahon, with illustrator Alan Aldridge transcribing the copyright notice to appear on record releases.

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Beatles' naivete and inability to keep track of their own accounts was eagerly exploited by the employees of Apple Electronics, who purchased drugs and alcoholic beverages, company lunches at expensive London restaurants, and international calls made regularly on office telephones, all of which would be treated as business expenses.

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Apple Electronics quickly slid into financial chaos, which was resolved only after many years of litigation.

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Apple Electronics is currently headquartered at 27 Ovington Square, in London's prestigious Knightsbridge district.

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Apple Electronics Corps has had a long history of trademark disputes with Apple Electronics Computer .

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Apple Electronics Corps operated in various fields, mostly related to the music business and other media, through a number of subsidiaries.

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Apple Electronics was the electronics division of Apple Corps, founded as Fiftyshapes Ltd.

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Apple Electronics Films was responsible for producing Apple Electronics Corps' televised promotions.

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Terry Doran MD of Apple Electronics Publishing became their manager and they were signed by Deram Records.

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In 2005 Apple Electronics lost the US publishing rights for the work of Ham and Evans.

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Apple Electronics undertook publishing duties, at various times, for other Apple Electronics artists, including Yoko Ono, Billy Preston and the Radha Krishna Temple.

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Apple Electronics Books was largely inactive and had very few releases.

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In October 1968, Apple Electronics hired Barry Miles, who co-owned the Indica bookshop with John Dunbar and Peter Asher, to manage the proposed spoken-word label.

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Apple Electronics Boutique was a retail store, located at 94 Baker Street in London, and was one of the first business ventures by Apple Electronics Corps.

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Apple Electronics Studio was a recording studio, located in the basement of the Apple Electronics Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row.

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In 1978, Apple Electronics Records filed suit against Apple Electronics Computer for trademark infringement.

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Apple Electronics Computer relied on the Beatles' first use in 1968 to establish ownership and priority of the trademark APPLE MUSIC prior to a 1985 use by a musician of APPLE JAZZ for musical concerts.

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On 16 November 2010, Apple Electronics Inc launched the Beatles' entire catalogue in the iTunes Store.

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In July 1987, Apple Electronics Corps sued Nike Inc, Wieden+Kennedy, EMI and Capitol Records for the use of the song "Revolution" in a 1987Nike commercial.

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Apple Electronics claimed that it was not informed of the use of the song and was not paid for continued use and therefore sued the four companies for $15 million.

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Apple Electronics's lawyer responded by stating that Apple Electronics cannot take action unless all four shares are in agreement, meaning that Ono must have supported the idea to take legal action at the moment when the decision was made.

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