December 23, 2015


The Beatles Hitting Streaming Services on Christmas Eve: Report

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Christmas comes early: The Beatles are reportedly ending their streaming services holdout and will be available on all major platforms this Thursday (Dec. 24).

According to Recode, the full catalog of the Fab Four will hit Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Apple Music and Amazon's Prime Music (among other services) on Christmas Eve, after a years-old absence. It's a big win for free streaming services, after two of the biggest albums of the decade, Taylor Swift's 1989 and Adele's 25, were Spotify holdouts.

Apple's iTunes spent years trying to get the Beatles on its platform, and finally succeeded in 2010. It will be interesting to see if popping up on Spotify will help any of the band's albums zoom back toward the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

Which Beatles album will you rush to listen to on Thursday? Let us know in the comments section.