For Beatles fans, it looks like Christmas is going to come a bit early. If you've tried to find music from the iconic rock band on streaming services, you know the frustration that comes with striking out. The only place you could find them was on Pandora.
Music has gone digital, but songs from The Beatles haven't followed suit - at least when it comes to popular streaming services, like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Slacker and others. But rumors have been buzzing recently, claiming that your favorite Beatles songs will be available through streaming services soon. Some, like the song "Hey Jude," may even be available by Christmas Eve.
Whispers of this news first originated back in January, but eventually died down. But they began to resurface this past September, when contracts were reportedly signed for the agreement. As of right now, no one knows which specific streaming services will have access to the band's catalog of studio albums. But those that do will reportedly have access as early as next week.
This isn't the first time that The Beatles entity has been late to the game. As digital music emerged on the market, it took the group around six years before their music became available for purchase on iTunes. But when it did, the results were impressive, as over 2 million songs were sold in one week's time.
As for the fans, it doesn't look like anyone is holding a grudge. Loyalty to the Beatlemania movement has kept the band relevant over the years, and introduced their music to a whole new generation. So, it may have taken a while for The Beatles to reach streaming services, but fans are just happy that the day is finally here.