And The Beatles are back this Christmas!! Yes folks, fans of the love me do hit makers can be certain of at least one wonderful Christmas gift. The band has announced that their catalog will be available for streaming, starting from 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, on almost every major music streaming service out there.
The heart-throb of millions and millions of fans across the world announced their intentions of playing the santa this Christmas, a few weeks after rumors of them partnering up with most prominent streaming services, first surfaced.
What’s more, the Band, which has been known for being one of the least enthusiastic adapts of the new modes and methods of distributing music, is making sure that its arrival is impossible to ignore — Although, ignoring the sudden presence of Beatles on a streaming service would be kind of like ignoring a meteor crashing right next to you anyways.
A collection of Beatles songs would be available for streaming on various services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Slacker, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Groove, Rhapsody, and Amazon Prime. Among these, Spotify has confirmed that its users will be able to enjoy the music from both paid and free versions of the service.
It will be interesting to see the kind of upheaval that is going to be caused when people find the presence of a massive collection of songs from one of the — if not the — most popular and enduring bands to have ever brought forth music, between one day and the next. That fact that the group has chosen the Christmas season to make an appearance, serves only to gild the lily.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber should watch out for his title of streaming king — received when his song “What Do You Mean” was streamed more than 21 million times in five days — For the Beatles are finally in the streaming arena. While the group certainly takes its time in adapting to technology — Took them six years to arrive on the iTunes Store, Exhibited interest in Video Games in 2009 with The Beatles: Rock Band — but the anticipation may just serve to heighten sales for the times, when they actually make an appearance. On iTunes for example, the band sold a massive two million songs during the first week of its presence.
Also, the timing of their maiden entry may be quite right. 2015 has seen a major spike in streaming revenues as compared to those from downloads. For a few groups — including the major Warner Music Group –the fiscal year marks the first time that streaming revenue has in fact, exceeded profits from downloads. With Beatles’s entry to streaming, lets see if the Universal Music Group follows suit.
For more information about the topic, including details on where the group is streaming right now, click here to visit their official website. Meanwhile, get ready to get a dose of music from Liverpool’s phenomenal Four on Dec 24 at 00:01, your time.