'Prince' Albums Will Be Available On Spotify & Other Streaming Services; Estate Wants To Retain Ownership Of Songs

By Carrie Winters - 13 Feb '17 05:30AM
  • 'Prince' Music To Be Available On Spotify & Other Streaming Services
  • (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS) “Prince’s” popular songs are going to be available on different streaming services. It is confirmed that the songs are to be on Spotify.

"Prince's" popular songs are going to be available on different streaming services. It is confirmed that the songs are to be on Spotify.

 According to a report, Prince's music is only available on tidal. All his songs were pulled out from other streaming services in 2015. However, it is confirmed by Warner Bros. that his songs will return to the service.

The report also includes "Prince's" songs will also return to Napster and Amazon Music. Pandora and iHeartRadio will also get the songs back. There has been no confirmation from Apple Music as of yet if Prince's music will be available in their service.

It can be recalled that "Prince" passed away in April last year. He always had been strong on not putting his music online. In fact, in 2010 he declared that the internet is "completely over" for his music. However, this time, it will be a new era for his music since it will be available on online streaming services and will be carried also by Spotify.

"Prince" always wanted to take ownership of his music and this is the reason why his estate is putting them on Spotify. His estate still retains the ownership and at the same time, his songs can be heard once again by fans anytime.

Meanwhile, the albums of "Prince" that will be available on Spotify include "1999" and "Purple Rain." Prince's music has been pulled out by him in 2015 from all the streaming services except for Tidal. Tidal still carries Prince's albums and all his music is available in the service up until now.

It is also indicated in the report that the albums of "Prince" from 1978 to 1996 are part of the streaming deal. This means that most of the music icon's music will soon be available online for fans to play. Prince died in April from an accidental overdose. He did not leave any will before he finally passed away.

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