Beatles catalog confirmed to come to (almost) all streaming services Christmas Eve

Beatles catalog confirmed to come to (almost) all streaming services Christmas Eve
The Beatles music catalog has always been the white whale of streaming services. Apple was the first to get the Beatles onto digital, because it was essentially the dying wish of Steve Jobs and Apple has more money than most countries on Earth. Now, it sounds like the Beatles are finally letting loose the reins and coming to everyone just in time for Christmas.

A report from Re/code confirms the earlier report that the entire Beatles catalog will be made available to almost all streaming services on Christmas Eve. The news is that all Beatles music will be coming to Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon Prime. It sounds like almost every streaming service will be getting access, though not all services are mentioned. The only solid point in the report is that Pandora will not be getting the Beatles, because Pandora doesn’t do direct deals with music owners. However, that just means Beatles songs aren't available on-demand; Pandora will still play the Beatles if you're using the radio service.

And, the Beatles aren't pulling the same tricks as some other modern artists and withholding music from those on the free versions of services like Spotify. The Beatles catalog will be available for everyone. Of course, they are the Beatles, so it's not like it's terribly hard to hear their music anyway. 

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5 Comments

1. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

"The news is that all Beatles music will be coming to Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon Prime." Google Play x2 And...great news :D

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Sounds good to me! I guess this means they will be available for purchase on Play, also.

3. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Confirmed by Google Play and Abbey Road Studios twitter accounts

4. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I'm confused, does Pandora play the Beatles or not? "...Pandora will not be getting the Beatles..." "...Pandora will still play the Beatles..." I've used Pandora to play the Beatles before so is this changing or not? Not that I really care, I have them all on vinyl anyway just trying to get PhoneArena to make their article more clear.

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope Microsoft's grove music will get the Beatles music too after all it's on 120 million various types of computers and every windows 10 devices has grove music app

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