The Beatles’ catalog will at long last come to streaming services. The band’s music will debut on Christmas eve, December 24, at 12:01 a.m. local times around the world.
The group made the announcement with a short video, which you can see below.
The Beatles’ catalog will come to nine streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music, Rhapsody, Deezer, Slacker Radio, Google Play and Microsoft Groove.
The deal includes all of the Beatles’ albums as well as greatest hits compilations, the Past Masters singles collections and more, for a total of 224 songs.
All of the group members’ solo discographies are also available on streaming services.
To mark their arrival to streaming services, the Beatles’ website has posted a graphic of the Earth revolving as it’s illuminated by the sun. “The band of sun appears where The Beatles are streaming now,” reads a legend above the illustration. “Watch as the music spreads around the globe on Christmas Eve.”
To all the Beatles tribute bands who have filled the Fab Four’s streaming void until now, we thank you for your services.