As expected, The Beatles’ catalog has arrived on Apple Music on this Christmas Eve. The Fab Four’s music is also playing on other major music streaming services, including Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.
Earlier this year, it looked like The Beatles’ music catalog would only be available on one service through a six-month exclusive period of access. As The Wall Street Journal noted, those plans never developed:
If one service had snagged exclusive rights to the band it would have gained a major marketing advantage over rivals. By going with all the major services at once, and leaving money on the table in the short term, the band may have benefited the broader industry, and potentially themselves, by helping to promote the impression that subscription services have most of the music consumers want.
Seventeen The Beatles albums are available to stream via Apple Music and other services, including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Abbey Road.”
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, formed The Beatles in Liverpool, England in 1960. The band broke up in 1970.
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