I want to stream your band: The Beatles’ music made available on streaming services worldwide

Christmas came early for Beatles fans with the worldwide release of the group's back catalogue on nine music streaming services.

At one minute past midnight on Christmas Eve, local time in countries worldwide, their full canon was opened up on a range of sites including Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music and Amazon Prime.

A notice on the thebeatles.com read:

LISTEN TO THEIR 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 service:

Apple Music
Deezer
Google Play
Microsoft Groove
Amazon Prime
Rhapsody/Napster
Spotify
Slacker
Tidal

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.

Although musical pioneers in the 1960s, The Beatles have since been famously slow to embrace modern musical formats and services. It took them until 1987 to reissue their albums on compact disc, and their music remained un-remastered until new CD editions were released in 2009.

A year later they made their music available for download on Apple's iTunes Store. In the first week they sold more than 450,000 albums and two million singles.

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