In February, we reported that Paul McCartney had pulled his music from streaming sites, like Rhapsody, Spotify and Rdio.
It appears that the Beatle’s camp has changed their minds — some of McCartney’s music is back online. Spotify has added his solo album, Ram (1971). Memory Almost Full (2007) and this year’s Kisses on the Bottom are on Rhapsody, the company adding that McCartney’s entire solo catalog should be online sometime in September, as Seattle Weekly‘s Reverb reports.
“McCartney’s catalog has historically performed very well on Rhapsody, and it’s great to see him recognize the value that a premium music service can deliver to catalog artists in particular,” Rhapsody spokeswoman Jaimee Minney told the Weekly. “We’re happy to be able to bring his music back to our subscribers.”
Reportedly, McCartney’s catalog was pulled from streaming sites due to “inconsistencies across providers” and his managers wanted a proper unveiling of his catalog online. If you recall, iTunes scored a mega win in 2010, when they exclusively began offering the Beatles catalog online.
McCartney has hardly been the only holdout from music services, as classic acts like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin still don’t have their catalogs online. With the days of streaming here to stay, what say, fellas? Isn’t it time to go online?