Prince’s legendary catalog has been streaming exclusively on TIDAL for the last couple of years. But, finally, Warner Bros. has struck a deal to bring his music to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and other streaming platforms.
As the "New York Post" reports, a release date is set for February 12 - to coincide with the Grammy Awards. According to a source, “The switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys”. The deal covers the artist’s Warner Bros. releases, so music outside of his Warner contract, including unreleased albums are still being negotiated.
A formal announcement is still missing, but Spotify hinted at the news on January 30 with cryptic, purple subway and billboard ads in cities like New York and London.
For years, Prince had reservations about the benefits of streaming platforms. Along with his music arriving across all streaming platforms, 2017 also promises to give fans a new Prince documentary and a four-day Prince festival at Paisley Park.