The Beatles were the most innovative and influential band of all time. Their music has not only survived for half a century, but it has continued to thrive as new generations discover their genius. Despite all of this, it is difficult to find the Fab Four’s music online. But that might be changing soon. According to Billboard, Beatles music will be available for streaming as soon as this coming Thursday, December 24th. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Yes, we know that you can build a Beatles radio station on Pandora, but that is because of the unusual way that licenses are handled on the app. The streamer operates under a government statutory license that allows you to hear a band no more than four times in three hours. So those who want to stream the Beatles on-demand, non-stop, you will have to wait until next week to do it.
That is when the licensing will supposedly be in place for all albums recorded by the band from Liverpool, to be heard over streaming music services. This is music to our ears. Beatles music is still very much in demand after all these years. When the group’s catalog hit iTunes in November 2010, it led to the sales of 450,000 albums and 2 million songs in just one week. We don’t know which streaming services will be offering The Beatles, so we will just have to wait and see. This is great news for fans wherever it shows up.