Now streaming: The Beatles
An early present for fans of the Fab Four, as back catalogue comes to streaming services for the first time
Today marks something of a milestone in the history of streaming music, as for the first time ever, The Beatles’ back catalogue is now available to listen to on various streaming services, including Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Prime and Slacker Music.
All of the band’s studio albums are available, as are several compilations, including the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 ‘blue’ and ‘red’ singles collections, and the remastered greatest hits collection 1 which was released earlier this year. But the three volumes of Anthology are still out-of-bounds to streaming audiences, as are the Live At The BBC albums.
Nevertheless, the arrival on streaming platforms of the music world’s most notorious ‘digital hold-outs’ is a significant step – for good or ill – in the history of the ever-evolving music industry. For some in-depth analysis, try this piece in The Guardian… we’re now shutting up shop for Xmas. Have a good one!