Rampant rumors all day Friday that the Beatles may start allowing streaming of their music beginning Christmas eve.

I told you this on August 5th: http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/08/05/beatles-still-not-streaming-on-apple-music-may-be-soon-but-not-exclusively

But listen, do you want to know a secret? The Beatles do far better keeping their music off of streaming services. Their albums and box sets are still big sellers, at the retail price. Unless they’ve negotiated special fees with Spotify, Apple, and even, hmmm, Tidal, I don’t know why they would cave in agree to this. They’re doing just fine without it.

Is it happening? Seems like it. First, I did report it from an excellent source. Second, all the people involved have gone radio silent in the last 24 hours.

Here’s one reasoning for all this: the new Beatles “1+1” box offers new stereo mixes of the 27 #1 songs. The mixes are so amazing that the Beatles will probably remix the whole catalog this way. So why not stream the old mixes? Then they can advertise the new mixes on CD and download, and not on streaming, in the future?

Let’s see what happens. But do remember who told you first, kids.

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