Prince’s music is now available to stream on your favorite service.
Just in time for the Grammy Awards, where a tribute to the late Prince will occur, the artists’ albums are now available to stream on platforms other than TIDAL for the first time.
The work of Prince, who died last year on April 21, had only been available through one streaming platform, but that has since changed. After having split from Warner Bros.for 18 years, Prince rejoined the label in 2014 “with a deal that [was to] see him regain ownership of his catalog,” according to Billboard. The music, which spans the entire catalog during his tenure with Warner Bros., is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other services beginning today.
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In a statement, Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said “Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy.
“Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services,” he said. “Fittingly on music’s biggest night.”
According to an article by the Associated Press, Prince died without leaving a will and thus his estate and Universal Music Publishing worked to keep tabs on his musical rights. UMP sued Jay Z’s Roc Nation to stop TIDAL’s streaming right.
Before his death, Prince was working on remastering “Purple Rain” and Warner Bros. said that will still be something they would like to get done. Along with that album, there will be two more albums and two concert films that will be released on June 9.