After years of resistance, the Beatles finally decided to join the listening in streaming platforms from Christmas. Since midnight on Thursday, the catalog of the most selling group in the history of music is available from online giants listening without downloading, ending a gaping deficiency in a booming sector.
“Listen to their music from the first minute” of December 24, reads from Wednesday on the website of the “Fab Four”. The launch adjusts to time zones, waiting for 0:01 in the various regions of the world, said the www.thebeatles.com site. “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude” or “Help!”, Extracts of their most famous songs accompanying the surprise announcement in a video.
Ringo Starr celebrated the event on his Twitter account with several messages illustrated many emoticons. “It happens near you,” tweeted his side Paul McCartney and the other Beatles still alive.
Between 1962 1970, the Liverpool group revolutionized music. With over 600 million albums sold, he remained hugely popular despite its separation. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “,” Abbey Road “and” Revolver “with twelve original albums including a double, twelve EPs and 22 singles in Britain, their prolific discography beat the records in any kind of industry disk.
Their repertoire available on new platforms
As of Thursday, however, research on streaming sites to try to listen to the Beatles that led to versions of their hits made by other artists. They will now be available on nine major platforms streaming. Spotify, Apple Music, Slacker, Tidal, Groove, Rhapsody, Deezer, Google Play and Amazon Prime
The “Four boys in the wind” had already the resistance to the Apple online store, iTunes. are their catalog appeared in 2010, nearly seven years after the creation of the service
The Beatles catalog belongs to Universal label since its acquisition of EMI in 2012. The Beatles’ own company, Apple Corps, also in control rights.
For Adele, “the streaming is a bit like disposable music “
The arrival of the Beatles is a huge blow for the streaming platforms, which are criticized by many artists accusing them of offering paltry compensation to singers. The American pop star Taylor Swift has withdrawn its Spotify discography in 2014, before deciding to broadcast its “1989″ album on Apple Music was released in June after an improvement of compensation awarded to artists on this platform.
The Columbia Adele refuses to put it on his latest album “25″ available to streaming sites. This did not prevent her from becoming, with six million copies in four weeks, the best-selling album to its release in the US since … her previous album “21″, released in 2011. ” streaming, it’s like the disposable music, “said she recently in Time.
Like the Beatles, other mythical groups that Led Zeppeling and AC / DC boycotted streaming before finally to come there. Other artists like Neil Young and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke make them always resistance.