Prince's Warner Bros. Catalog Is Now Available for Streaming
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 22:54
Prince had a famously turbulent relationship with record labels and the internet, which he accused of putting artists into virtual slavery.
Prince's Warner Bros. catalog is now finally available on all digital streaming services, the label announced on Sunday. Following this decision, according to Mashable, Jay Z's platform Tidal soon became the exclusive streaming home for Prince's music.
In 2015, Prince pulled body of work from all of the major streaming services, with the exception of Tidal.
In a statement, Warner chairman/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".
Prince was found dead in his home in Minnesota in April at the age of 57.
Since the singers death his estate have begun making licensing deals to get his music returned to streaming services, which offer one of the biggest generators of revenue in the music industry. Amazon Music, Apple Music, and iHeartRadio all confirmed the news to various music publications beforehand as well.
The addition is so new that Spotify's search function isn't even returning Prince as the first result.
He continued: "We're also pleased to announce our plan to release the remaster of Prince's most iconic album, Purple Rain, along with two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films from the Paisley Park vault on June 9".
If you don't have Spotify downloaded on your computer yet, now is definitely the time to do it. Prince's entire legendary music collection is waiting for you to hit play.