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Monday, January 13, 2014
All 8 Oasis albums are now free to stream at Spotify, Deezer and Rdo.
Oasis offer their entire discography free to streaming services after years of resistance
While their long-awaited reunion very much remains a maybe, Oasis have definitely succumbed to the powers of music streaming services, unlocking their full back catalogue for fans to listen to from today, 13 January.
All eight of the band's albums now appear on Spotify, Deezer and Rdio, despite previously refusing to allow streaming services to access their work. The band's catalogue has also been made available in Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Belgium.
Their previous absence was "a matter of timing", said management company Ignition last summer. "We're talking to Spotify at the moment to address that – and it will be addressed very soon," John Leahy from Ignition told Music Week. The timing now appears to be right.
Rumours of a reunion to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut Definitely Maybe have also emerged in recent months.
"If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage, and here's 200,000 people', I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion," guitarist Bonehead told NME in 2013.
Oasis join Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd as streaming converts, following Metallica's exclusive Spotify deal in December 2012, though the Beatles and AC/DC still refuse to allow fans to stream their music.
via L4e / source: guardian.com
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