The Beatles to stream music for first time on Christmas Eve
The Beatles will stream their music for the first time on Christmas Eve (24.12.15).
The Fab Four's music will be accessible to listen to via Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, TIDAL, Google Play and Amazon Prime Music from 12.01am local time wherever you are in the world much to the delight of the band's fans.
The decision to no longer boycott the platforms is an Christmas gift for those who have felt the absence of classic tracks such as 'Let It Be', 'Help', 'Something' and 'Get Back' from the top music streaming sites.
Spotify has announced it will give access to 13 remastered studio albums, as well as four essential collections, including 'The Beatles 1962 - 1966', 'The Beatles 1967 - 1970' and 'Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)'.
A message posted on the official Beatles website (thebeatles.com) announcing the news read: "Listen to the music the minute Christmas Eve arrives. On December 24 at 12:01am local time - here, there and everywhere - The Beatles' music is available for streaming worldwide via the following nine services ... The Beatles streaming will be LIVE at 00:01 AM YOUR TIME and you can track its progress around the world, from east to west, on the globe here at thebeatles.com.
"HAPPY CRIMBLE, WITH LOVE FROM US TO YOU. (sic)"
The Beatles - which consisted of Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the late John Lennon and George Harrison - were one of only a handful of major names not allowing their music to be streamed, but, like AC/DC, Oasis, Pink Floyd and others, they've now changed their mind and have embraced the modern music listening trend.
This year, Taylor Swift made the decision to pull her tracks off of Spotify following the release of her album '1989', while Adele's record-breaking third LP '25' is still not available to stream.