There’s nothing on Spotify or Rhapsody — yet — though Rdio had a major portion of the catalog available for playback on Wednesday. “We are pleased to confirm that as of today, May 8, The Eagles are now available on Rdio,” an Rdio executive confirmed to Digital Music News.
All of which sounds like the Eagles, one of the biggest streaming holdouts to date, are finally licensing on-demand streaming platforms. Then again, everything disappeared on Rdio early this (Thursday) morning, for unknown reasons.
Here’s what the site looked like on Wednesday.
So who has (or, had) this besides Rdio? We’re canvassing around, and can’t seem to find anyone else in the streaming space (as of Wednesday afternoon/early evening). On the download side, iTunes and Amazon have had the catalog for quite some time.
The pulldown, which happened literally overnight, suggests some sort of error or disagreement, or even that the Eagles are simply changing their minds.
The rest we’re trying to piece together. Spotify flatly refused to discuss the matter with Digital Music News, and we’ve yet to hear anything from Eagles longtime manager, Irving Azoff.
This article was originally titled, ‘The Eagles Are Now Licensing Streaming Services,’ before the pulldown. Stay tuned as the story unfolds.