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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...
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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...
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Beatles on Spotify – January 2016

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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,...
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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....
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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#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...
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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...
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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...
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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...