In a early Christmas miracle, The Beatles back catalog will be available to stream online from midnight tonight, worldwide, and over a multitude of digital music services.
Formed in Liverpool in 1960, The Beatles shaped the world of modern pop and rock music, and are estimated to be the best-selling band in the world, having shifted over 250 million records worldwide. The band’s catalog of hits has been notoriously slow to arrive on new platforms, with records. The catalog’s debut on streaming services will be seen by many as a vindication of on-demand music’s future in the industry.
It was believed that the Beatles’ music would come together on streaming services and was affirmed on the band’s website, where the full list of streaming services that will be getting the back catalog were also detailed. Expect to see all of your favorite John, Paul, George and Ringo popping up on Amazon Prime, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Groove, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, and Tidal.
“On December 24 at 12:01am in your time zone around the world,” Spotify said, “The Beatles’ catalog will be available on Spotify for all of our users (both free and Premium). Fans will be able to stream all 13 remastered studio albums, as well as four essential collections from the greatest band in modern history.”
The Beatles racked up a whopping 17 number one hits in the UK, with 20 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The Fab Four went their separate ways in 1970 after the release of Abbey Road, which will be available to stream from tonight alongside other classics including “She Loves You”, “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Revolver.”