Chatter around a six month "exclusive" for an known streaming service reportedly began to trickle out of Apple Records in 2014, according to one source, but fizzled out. This past January, former Universal Music Group digital executive Rob Wells restarted discussions for the massive get, with papers reportedly having been signed in mid-September. It's unknown which specific services have secured the deal, though sources strongly suggest that they most, if not all, will have access to the band's catalog of studio albums next week. (The Beatles are already available on Pandora because of how "non-demand" web radio is licensed.)
When asked, a Spotify representative said the company "would not comment on that." Rhapsody also refused to comment. Deezer, Tidal and Apple did not immediately return a request for comment.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Beatles' music set for streaming services on Christmas Eve?
That's what the rumors say, Billboard reports.