The Beatles Catalog Arrives on Multiple Streaming Platforms

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Beatles-logo.jpgAs of this morning at 12:01 a.m., The Beatles' music catalog became available to stream via nine streaming servivces--according to multiple outlets, including The New York Times and Rolling Stones. The list of services includes Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Rhapsody, Deezer, Slacker, Google Play, and Microsoft Groove. The catalog includes the 13 U.K. albums and several compilations, bringing the total number of songs to 224.


From Rolling Stone
The Beatles, who have long withheld their legendary catalog from streaming services, will finally offer up their discography to Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon's Prime Music and more starting December 24th at 12:01 a.m. local times around the globe. The Fab Four announced their entry into the world of streaming with a video that reflects on their entire recording career and trumpets "The Beatles Now Streaming."

Instead of agreeing to an exclusive partnership to bring their music to the streaming realm - like Taylor Swift and Apple Music, Prince and Tidal, etc. - the Beatles' catalog arrives on nine different streaming services, including Rhapsody, Deezer, Slacker Radio, Google Play and Microsoft Groove.

In addition to the Beatles' U.K. LPs, the streaming deal also features the two volumes of The Past Masters, Yellow Submarine and a trio of greatest hits compilations, The Beatles 1962 - 1966, The Beatles 1967 - 1970 and 1, totaling 224 songs.

It's unclear why the Beatles' Apple Corps and Universal Music Group opted to finally come to streaming services, but it follows a pattern of the Fab Four holding out on new musical mediums until they're ready to join the party on their terms. The Beatles' catalog didn't come to iTunes until 2010, more than five years after the digital music store launch. Prior to that, the Beatles' discography was similarly sluggish to embrace compact disc.

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