Beatles fans will be treated to an early Christmas present, as all of the famous band’s songs will debut on major streaming services beginning midnight Thursday.
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The Beatles’ music will be available to users of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Music, Google Play, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Groove and Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime service. Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Tidal and Deezer will also add Beatles songs to their streaming platforms.
Apple Corps/UMG, the London company that owns the Beatles catalog, made the announcement online Wednesday. Streaming will commence on Christmas Eve at 12:01 a.m. in each time zone.
The company said online listeners can stream 13 remastered albums and four collections.
The Beatles have been noticeably absent from on-demand music platforms, and it wasn’t until 2010 that the catalog was added to Apple’s iTunes store.