Beatles Music Now Available on Streaming Services
The top nine music service providers including, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime, are offering the Beatles music tracks all over the world. Even though the group disbanded in 1970, their songs such as Hey Jude and Yesterday are still popular and loved by the fans. As per the experts, this step will help their musical legacy to continue. "In terms of digital the Beatles have always been quite late to the party - they came to iTunes in 2010, which was a good five years after the iTunes Music Store started gaining momentum," said Chris Cooke, co-founder of the music industry news site CMU. "We had expected they would probably do an exclusive deal to stream their music with one service, but it looks like instead they are going to be pretty much everywhere from day one. "So, I suppose that is them accepting that streaming is now a very serious, significant part of the record industry." There are also other services who have the access to the band's catalogue that includes Microsoft Groove, Napster, Slacker Radio and Deezer. According to the deal, the users will be able to stream 224 songs from the 13 original albums, reports BBC News.
As per Spotify, both the premium users and the free users will be able to access The Beatles tracks which will make it available for wider audience along with many other streaming services. This is the first time that an entire Beatles catalog will be made available to users for online streaming, as reported by The Verge.
The subscription services have done a good job in helping the legacy of famous musicians such as Beatles to endure their legacy. The Beatles will give the subscription services a much needed push that young artists have failed to do so far. Consumers who enjoy the access to good music will be willing to pay something if things go as planned, said The Hollywood Reporter.