The Beatles - the popular British rock band that's considered among the most influential acts in music history - are finally coming to the world's biggest music streaming services.
Given that they remain one of the biggest-selling bands ever, almost 60 years after they first teamed up, it's perhaps surprising that their music hasn't made it to streaming services before now. But the process of bringing their back-catalog to digital music services has never been entirely smooth - their music didn't even make it onto iTunes until 2010, nine years after the launch of Apple's music store.
Today, an announcement on TheBeatles.com confirmed that their music will be made available for streaming worldwide via the following nine services:
- Apple Music
- Google Play
- Microsoft Groove
- Amazon Prime
You'll be able to start streaming The Beatles' music via those services on December 24 from 12:01am local time in your part of the world, and you can also "track its progress around the world, from east to west" via TheBeatles.com, as the songs go live in each timezone.
Source: The Beatles