The Beatles have never fully embraced the digital age. Time and time again, their music has flirted with the Internet, but they’ve always been a charmingly analog band. It took until 2010 for the Beatles’ catalog to become available on iTunes, so hearing their many hits on streaming services seemed unlikely for years.
But now, according to a short video posted to the group’s Universal-run YouTube account, all of that is about to change, because: “The Beatles: Now Streaming.” As of midnight on Dec. 24, their entire library of music will be available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. As Universal says in their announcement: “Happy Crimble.” A very happy Crimble indeed, to tech-savvy fans of the band.
According to The New York Times, the Beatles’ music will be available for streaming on nine services: “Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, Tidal, Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Slacker Radio.”
And unlike Taylor Swift’s “1989,” fans might not have to pay in order to listen to “Hey Jude” a thousand times over and over, depending on which service they use — “The Beatles’ music will be available on the free and premium versions of services that have both,” the NYTimes continues.
Stream the Beatles starting on 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2015.