In celebration of the release of the complete catalog of Beatles music remastered, AccuRadio today launches its own version of beatlemania with three new Beatles channels that will debut the fully remastered collection in an innovative lineup. “A lot of this music will be brand new for some listeners, or a way to rediscover favorites that haven’t heard in a really long time,” said AccuRadio’s EVP of Programming Paul Maloney. “Especially the crazy, off-the-edge material we’ve uncovered.”
Over the years, AccuRadio has distinguished itself by artistically programming channels of streamed music and these new offerings are no exception:
- “Beatles Plus,” a channel that not only includes the full remastered collection of Beatles music (plus every other commercially-available track from the group), but also mixes in highlights of the Fab Four’s solo careers and hand-picked cover tracks.
- “Just Covers,” a channel that covers the wide, wild and often wacky world of Beatles cover songs. Listeners here can tune in to Beatles tunes as interpreted by musicians as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Sonic Youth, Jimi Hendrix and even William Shatner.
- “Beatles and Friends,” an expertly crafted channel of Beatles music set amongst their contemporaries, their influences and their musical descendants. Listeners can immerse themselves in the music that came out around the same time as when the Beatles were together, discover artists that owe their success to the Beatles’ trail-blazing career and even hear the roots of the group’s music from artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Larry Williams, Kyle Perkins, Elvis Presley and more.
Through these offerings, listeners can not only hear the remastered versions of the Beatles’ music, but go further, discovering unexpected covers and hearing the Fab Four’s timeless music in the context of their peers. In addition, popular AccuRadio channels will feature Beatles music and covers as well. This includes channels like Classic Rocktopia, Hey Hey We’re the Sixties and Decades – which typically play the Beatles – and even a handful of channels not typically associated with the Beatles. AccuRadio’s jazz, country, pop standards and reggae channels will also be highlighting Beatles cover tracks from within their respective genres, putting fresh spins on classic tunes and introducing new fans to the group’s music.
“It’s this sort of programming that really sets AccuRadio apart,” said CEO Kurt Hanson. “Combining The Beatles’ influences, followers and peers with their original music is an exciting way for old fans to rediscover their treasured music and fall in love with it all over again.”