[UPDATE 2] The rumor is true. The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services as of midnight local time tonight. Here are official lists of the music streamers getting The Beatles and the albums that will available.
Starting at midnight, these streamers will add The Beatles:
- Apple Music
- Microsoft’s Groove
- Google Play
- Amazon Prime
The Spotify press release:
On December 24 at 12:01am in your time zone around the world, The Beatles’ catalogue will be available on Spotify for all of our users (both free and Premium). Fans will be able to stream all 13 remastered studio albums, as well as four essential collections from the greatest band in modern history, including:
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
Let It Be
The Beatles 1962 – 1966
The Beatles 1967 – 1970
Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)
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You can track The Beatles streaming launch around the world, from east to west, on thebeatles.com.
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The Rhapsody announcement:
Here Comes the Sun: The Beatles Catalog Now Streaming on Rhapsody
Rhapsody fans rejoice! Stream the Fab Four catalog now
Seattle, Wash. - December 23, 2015 - Rhapsody announced today that The Beatles’ entire original U.K. catalog of 13 studio albums, along with essential collections like Past Masters and 1, will be available for members on Dec. 24 at 12:01am PST. The best-selling band in history, The Beatles, have never been available to stream until now.
“The Beatles are the most iconic band in music history and their catalog is the #1 request from our subscribers around the world,” said Ethan Rudin, Chief Financial Officer, Rhapsody International. “Today, we’re able to fulfill that request just in time for families around the world to enjoy together over the holidays.”
Rhapsody members can stream Beatles classics from “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” to “In My Life,” and 222 more with friends and family this holiday season.
To celebrate, Rhapsody has created a special editorial experience to take listeners through the legendary history of The Beatles. From more than a dozen hand-curated playlists and articles including “29 Things You Didn’t Know About The Beatles,” to a slideshow showcasing a pictorial history of The Beatles, Rhapsody will give you a personal journey through the band’s career. Over the next several months Rhapsody will continue to introduce unique content and coverage centered on The Beatles.
The Beatles music is truly a gift for all. The catalog is the perfect addition to your holiday road trip using Rhapsody AUTO, a tailored music experience that makes it easy to enjoy your music on the go. Little listeners can also discover and enjoy The Beatles with Rhapsody KIDS, a fun, safe and controlled listening experience.
Listen from anywhere and share with friends, family and music fans around the world and learn more about Rhapsody here.