You Can Now Stream the Beatles. That Sucks for Some

All 13 albums available on 9 services, including Spotify
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2015 9:30 AM CST
The Beatles are shown on an album cover in 1965.   (AP Photo/Robert Freeman- Copyright Apple Corps Ltd.)
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(Newser) – Christmas has come a day early for Beatles fans: All of the band's 13 studio albums went live on nine music streaming services—including Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Apple Music—at midnight on Thursday, reports Rolling Stone. Terms of the deal haven't been released, but a music industry analyst says the Beatles likely got "an amazing deal."

It can also be counted as a win for streaming companies, who've been slammed by artists like Taylor Swift. The deal's losers: cover artists, per the Financial Times. The Beatles Tribute Band's version of Here Comes the Sun has been streamed 7.4 million times on Spotify in the Beatles' absence, earning the cover band royalties in the process.

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