Christmas time is here again!
Just in time for the holidays, The Beatles' catalogue of music will be available for streaming across SEVERAL streaming platforms!
Just five years after the Fab Four's music was first available for download on iTunes, a deal has been struck with streaming services that include Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster, and Slacker Radio that will make their songs available to you any time you want!
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The deal includes the rights to stream 224 songs from the British group's original 13 studio albums, available starting December 24!
Mark Mulligan, from the media research firm Midia, explained why it took so long for the popular band's music to join the services:
"There's a really simply reason why the Beatles catalogue took so long to join streaming services - their publishers didn't want to do anything to damage potential sales of reissues and retrospectives - it's a very lucrative catalogue."
Chris Cooke, the co-founder of the music news site CMU also reflected on the news saying:
"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."
We think this is absolutely FANTASTIC news and can't wait for Christmas Eve to hear all of our favorite tracks from The Beatles!
What will you be listening to this Christmas?
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