Whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube, streaming has monopolized the way we listen to music, but not every classic artist has made it onto the web yet. Of all the music missing from the internet, The Beatles might just be the biggest hole streaming has yet to fill.
Fortunately, it sounds like that Beatles-shaped hole won’t stay empty for much longer. A new report from Billboard suggests that the Fab Four may be appearing on streaming services as early as Christmas Eve.
Early this year, Universal Music Group started up discussions about licensing the Liverpool band's catalog to streaming services — and they allegedly inked a deal with a major streaming service in September. It’s not clear how much of the Beatles’ music will be available at first (Spotify declined to comment, and other major platforms didn’t reply), but it sounds like the big rollout will kick off with “Hey Jude” on December 24.
That’s one heck of a Christmas wish. Let’s just hope it comes true.