The Beatles finally coming to music streaming 8



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There is finally a terrific reason for you to get on an use streaming music, if you aren’t already and that is rumours are abounding that The Beatles, who have been notoriously slow in adopting new technology in music are finally coming to streaming services, and it is expected to happen this week.

Billboard is reporting today that the most loved band in history’s anthology of music is expected to arrive  streaming services on Christmas Eve, although the details are sketchy.

“While Billboard has received conflicting reports on the timing of the Fab Four’s arrival to streaming platforms, there’s a strong indication that fans will be able to hear “Hey Jude” on Thursday, Dec. 24.”

Billboards sources are suggesting that most streaming services will have access to the massive and very popular music collection that has been previously completely unavailable.  The key services, Spotfiy, Apple, Tidal, Deezer and Slacker have not commented about the expectation that has everyone else talking.

Reports are that most of the band’s albums will appear on services next week.

Being late tot he party hasn’t hurt The Beatles, with great anticipation each time of their turn to technology.  When The Beatles finally listed their tracks on iTunes Music they sold two million songs in the first week, having taken 6 years longer than most to get there.  Similarly in the era of CDS, they waited until 1987 to release their albums, but then waited 22 years to remaster their work.

When asked, a Spotify representative said the company “would not comment on that.” Rhapsody also refused to comment. Apple, Tidal, Deezer and Slacker did not immediately return a request for comment.

The Beatles as an entity has been notoriously slow in adopting and adapting to new technology — it took the band six years to arrive on the iTunes Store, selling two million songs during its first week. The group took 25 years, since its breakup in 1970, to issue the comprehensive Anthology documentary. It didn’t get involved with video games untilThe Beatles: Rock Band was released in 2009. The Beatles music was released on CD in 1987, but the band didn’t remaster their work until 22 years later.Music streaming services are now more popular than ever, with consumption officially overtaking downloads in revenue generation for major music labels.  The most commonly used, Spotify and Apply Music are really leading the way for consumers.

So now could be the time to download and start preparing your playlists in anticipation of the fact that they won’t be missing The Beatles this time next week.

We hope they don’t let us down!


What’s your favourite Beatles track? 


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I enjoy the Beatles and the old groups but there’s no way that I can be bothered with streaming.

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