You might be able to stream The Beatles on Christmas Eve, on pretty much any online music service you choose to use, according to a series of new reports.
Billboard speculated last week that The Beatles may start streaming on Christmas Eve, though details were scant at the time. But a new report from Re/code reasserts that rumour, with sources telling the website that the Fab Four’s music will indeed be available very widely.
Re/code's sources reckon that the band’s music will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon’s Prime Music and some others “you might not expect”. It’s also claimed that the music will be available on free versions of these services, too. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da.
The Beatles have been notoriously slow to appear on new music services. It took years for them to make it to iTunes, for instance, due to endless legal wrangling. This could be a pretty sweet stocking filler for fans of the band, then. [Re/code]
The official Beatles website has announced that the Fab Four’s music will be available to stream on nine different services as of 12:01 AM local time on Christmas Eve.
The streaming services providing the music of The Beatles include:
- Apple Music
- Microsoft’s Groove
- Google Play
- Amazon Prime
And you’ll be able to listen to the following albums:
- Please Please Me
- With The Beatles
- A Hard Day’s Night
- Beatles For Sale
- Rubber Soul
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Magical Mystery Tour
- The Beatles
- Yellow Submarine
- Abbey Road
- Let It Be
- The Beatles 1962 – 1966
- The Beatles 1967 – 1970
- Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)
In New Zealand, where it’s now Christmas Eve, some folks are already getting stuck in.
THE BEATLES ON SPOTIFY! Been waiting 8 years for this day. And first to hear at midnight in NZ! Beyond massive. ♫ https://t.co/w8aqkTJi6F
— Jim Butcher (@jimspotify) December 23, 2015
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