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Over the Christmas holiday, the Beatles’ discography was made available for streaming from numerous outlets.
Streaming services that carry the Fab Four’s musical catalog include Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Amazon Prime Music, as well as Slacker Radio, Spotify and Tidal.
The 17 Beatles albums span from “With the Beatles” and “A Hard Day’s Night” to “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” plus subsequent greatest hits collections.
By Monday, Dec. 28, The Beatles’ songs had been streamed 50 million times in just two days. “Come Together” had been streamed the most, 1.8 million times.
The Beatles were one of the last major bands to hold out on putting its music on streaming sites. Rock bands Led Zeppelin and AC/DC joined the ranks in 2015. In 2014, Garth Brooks launched his own streaming service, GhostTunes, which features his and other artists’ music digitally.
Prog-rockers King Crimson, Tool and singer Bob Seger are still holding out on releasing their music to streaming sites.