Paul McCartney on Rhapsody.

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?

Molly Brown is a writer and editor who comes from an arts and culture background, including stints at Billboard Magazine and Kirkus Reviews. An avid blogger on all-things culture, she covers a wide range of fun, geeky topics on GeekWire's Geek Life beat.
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Comments

  • Mike_Acker

    cloud service: another invasion of your privacy.
    stripping the propaganda from the cloud: the cloud wants to hold a master catalog: 1 copy of each object plus access lists: one list for each subscriber.

    subscriber access list will itemize which objects from the master catalog the subscriber has paid for permission to access. subscriber no longer hold tangible media
    subscriber may edit and store “play lists” in has “account” stored in the “cloud”. subscriber may play any of hi/her objects / playlists on any of his/her registered devices anytime

    much can be interred about you by examining your access lists and your play lists as well as your recent activity

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