You say you want a "Revolution"? Well, "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" — and guess what? The music of the Beatles is about to be available to stream! Prepare to "Come and Get It"!
It's been a "Long and Winding Road" and something of a "Magical Mystery Tour" to get the band to stream its music, but according to the Beatles' website, starting on Dec. 24, the Fab Four's catalog will finally be available on music services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music.
The full list can be viewed here.
That's a lot of services "Here, There and Everywhere," but it's not quite "Across the Universe": You won't hear Beatles tunes on demand on Pandora (though the music will be available via its web service). Still, the songs will be available "Eight Days a Week" for now.
Beatles songs have been around for some time on other formats, but those who control the catalog tend to be slow with "Fixing a Hole" in the new technology. Beatles tunes took six years to show up in iTunes (but sold 2 million songs in their first week in 2010), noted Billboard. And the band took 25 years after its 1970 breakup to issue an "Anthology" documentary.
But expect the streaming to break all kinds of records once it kicks off on Christmas Eve, as families "Come Together" and "Get Back" to where they once belonged.
It may be winter, but "Here Comes the Sun"!
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