Sources report that all the Beatles’ songs will become available on at least one online streaming platform by December 24. Apple Records has completed negotiations to release the Beatles’ songs online.
Keep a look out sometime within the next few days for the streaming release. Check out Apple Records here.
No one seems to know which streaming platforms it will be available on, as Apple Records provides their content to many streaming platforms. Andrew Flanagan from Billboard reported the following details about the steaming negotiations:
“Chatter around a six month “exclusive” for a known streaming service reportedly began to trickle out of Apple Records in 2014, according to one source, but fizzled out. This past January, former Universal Music Group digital executive Rob Wells restarted discussions for the massive get, with papers reportedly having been signed in mid-September….sources strongly suggest that most, if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week. (The Beatles are already available on Pandora because of how ‘non-demand’ web radio is licensed.)…
…The Beatles as an entity has been notoriously slow in adopting and adapting to new technology — it took the band six years to arrive on the iTunes Store, selling two million songs during its first week. The group took 25 years, since its breakup in 1970, to issue the comprehensive Anthology documentary. It didn’t get involved with video games until The Beatles: Rock Band was released in 2009. The Beatles music was released on CD in 1987, but the band didn’t remaster their work until 22 years later. “
Actor Ricardo Montalbán once described the 5 stages of an actor : 1. Who is Ricardo Montalbán? 2. Get me Ricardo Montalbán. 3. Get me a Ricardo Montalbán type. 4. Get me a young Ricardo Montalbán. 5. Who is Ricardo Montalbán?” Some believe that actors will be forgotten, but musicians are remembered forever. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney still perform to this day, and Beatles music from all previous decades is still remembered and enjoyed by many. Even after the two remaining Beatles pass away, people will still remember them for generations to come.
Here is a classic Beatles Christmas song: