Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gets immersive with Dolby
Bad news if you want to hear the all-new remixed version of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in the flesh: tickets to the “immersive experience” in the band’s native Liverpool are already sold...
December 20, 2019
Why don’t streaming services know who wrote The Beatles’ songs?
The latest twist in the controversies around ‘notices of intent’ (NOIs) in the US concerns the most famous band of all-time: The Beatles. The Music Tech Policy blog notes, with clear scorn, that Google, Amazon and...
March 19, 2018
Beatles reach 250m Spotify streams in first month
Just how popular are the Beatles on Spotify? A post on the streaming service’s Insights blog on Friday provided some stats: “Over 250 million streams so far — and it hasn’t even been a month yet”. For context,...
January 25, 2016
Spotify releases Beatles stats and signs Rob da Bank
Just after Christmas, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek published some stats about the popularity of the Beatles on his service. “In the first 3 days since The Beatles landed on Spotify, fans have streamed more than 70 million songs....
January 4, 2016
The Beatles tipped to be streaming by Christmas
2015 may yet have one more digital-music surprise in store, with reports that the Beatles’ back catalogue will finally be available to stream from Christmas Eve. Billboard’s story has been making waves around the world,...
December 21, 2015
George Harrison back catalogue now available to stream
George Harrison has become the fifth and final Beatle to have his back catalogue available to stream – yes, fifth, because we’re counting the Pete Best Band. Harrison’s solo catalogue is now available on a range...
October 19, 2015
That Beatles announcement was just a DVD / Blu-ray deal
Sorry, folks. It seems a Beatles streaming announcement isn’t imminent after all. The countdown on the band’s website and social media profiles was for a restored and expanded version of their ‘1’ compilation, including...
September 17, 2015
#TheBeatles1: are The Beatles set for streaming services?
The Beatles remain the most prominent streaming holdout, but could that status be coming to an end? Tweets posted by the band’s official Twitter account on Saturday suggest something is up. They all point to the same 15-second...
September 14, 2015
PonoMusic tipped to get high-def Beatles back-catalogue
Neil Young’s PonoMusic launched its high-def music downloads store earlier this month, as its first device went on general sale. But its biggest catch, artist-wise, may be yet to come: the Beatles. Hollywood site Showbiz...
January 20, 2015
One step closer to Beatles? John Lennon back catalogue now live on Spotify
When it comes to digital music, The Beatles are still tied to Apple. But step-by-step, Spotify is bagging the Fab Four – even if it’s having to do it individually with solo works. Ringo Starr’s been on Spotify...
October 9, 2014
Spotify adds John Lennon back catalogue. Next stop, Beatles?
When it comes to digital music, The Beatles are still tied to Apple. But step-by-step, Spotify is bagging the Fab Four – even if it's having to do it individually with solo works. Ringo Starr's been on Spotify for a...
October 7, 2014