Prince’s Music Returns To Streaming Services
Entertainment Weekly reports that Prince’s music is now available on streaming services. Warner Bros. made the announcement yesterday, hours before it hit Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and more. It includes his entire Warner Bros. Records catalog.
WBR 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, fittingly on music’s biggest night. We’d like to thank Prince’s estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards, and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible. When we make any of Prince’s music available to fans — from the hits to unreleased gems — we are committed to upholding Prince’s high creative standards and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films.”
Prince previously removed his material from streaming services before his death in April 2016, but his music was still on TIDAL. That’s also where he debuted his last two albums in 2015. His Warner Bros. catalog includes Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Batman, and Diamonds and Pearls. A remastered version of Purple Rain will be available on June 9. WBR also has plans to release two albums of previously unreleased music and two concert films.