'Hey Jude' and maybe more could be available on top streaming sites next week
Part of The Beatles back catalogue has been rumoured to be released onto streaming sites for the first time on Christmas Eve.
Billboard reported that “sources” indicate the four-piece’s popular single ‘Hey Jude’, along with studio albums, may be streamed on December 24, as well as a possible six-month deal for a big-name streaming site that hasn’t been revealed.
Apparently Spotify “would not comment on that”, and Apple, Tidal, Deezer and Slacker remained silent on the matter.
Earlier this month Beatles drummer Ringo Starr auctioned off the first ever copy of the The Beatles self-titled 1968 album, with the item selling for $910,000 (£600,000).
More commonly known as ‘The White Album’, each unit of the record came with its own serial number stamped on the cover.
The first numbered copy of the LP was rumoured to be John Lennon’s who, according to Paul McCartney, “shouted the loudest” for it when the band decided to have the copies numbered.
The first four pressings of the album were all in possession of The Beatles, while copy No. 0000005 sold at an auction in 2008 for a little less than $30,000 (£20,000).
The No. 0000001 album was sold by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Proceeds from the sale went to the Lotus Foundation, which was founded by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach.