The Beatles Catalog Will Finally Be Available For Streaming On Thursday
Christmas is coming early for fans of The Beatles everywhere. Beginning Thursday, December 24th, the legendary rock quartet's entire catalog will be made available for online streaming. And it's not just on one exclusive platform--timeless LPs like The White Album, Abbey Road, Help! and more will be added to the libraries of Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music.
According to the BBC, services like Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster and Slacker Radio will also be hosting The Beatles' catalog. 224 songs from the band's original 13 albums and "essential collections including Past Masters" will be live beginning December 24th.
"In terms of digital the Beatles have always been quite late to the party - they came to iTunes in 2010, which was a good five years after the iTunes Music Store started gaining momentum," Chris Cooke, co-founder of the music industry news site CMU, told the British news service. "We had expected they would probably do an exclusive deal to stream their music with one service, but it looks like instead they are going to be pretty much everywhere from day one.
"So, I suppose that is them accepting that streaming is now a very serious, significant part of the record industry."
Finally, we'll be able to add "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" to all our favorite playlists!