The Beatles to join Spotify, other top streaming services on Christmas Eve

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 1964 file photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," in New York. A small, 18-inch solid bronze statue of the legendary television variety show host, Sullivan, has been recovered by Los Angeles police Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The statue was taken Sunday from atop a pedestal in an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood. (AP Photo, File)

(NBC NEWS) – Beatles fans, rejoice: Starting on Christmas Eve, you’ll be able to stream “Hey Jude,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and all your other favorites from the Fab Four.

News that the band is finally joining music streaming services was announced Wednesday on TheBeatles.com, NBC News reported.

“On December 24 at 12:01am local time — here, there and everywhere — The Beatles’ music is available for streaming worldwide,” the announcement said.

Beatles’ hits will be available for streaming on nine services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Prime.

Digital music streaming services have posed a challenge for current pop stars, including hit singer Taylor Swift, who in November 2014 pulled her entire catalog from Spotify, claiming it had taken a significant bite out of her paid album sales.

And British singer Adele withheld her highly anticipated album “25” from streaming services.

The Beatles, who broke up in 1970, have been slow to adapt to changes in the music industry. Their music wasn’t available on the iTunes Store until 2010, after years of feuding over trademark conflicts. They sold more than 2 million songs in their first week on iTunes, according to Apple.

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