Prince’s Music Returns to Spotify on Sunday
Stream his entire Warner Bros. catalog, including albums such as 'Purple Rain' and '1999.'
Photo courtesy of the artist
Prince fans, rejoice: come Sunday (February 12), you'll be able to stream some of the late icon's vast discography on Spotify, reports NME.
The news comes after the streaming giant prompted rumors of his music's return by plastering purple billboards sporting its logo in New York and London. Prince's entire Warner Bros. catalog—which includes albums such as 1999, Purple Rain, and Dirty Mind; as well as his albums with 3RDEYEGIRL, Plectrumelectrum and Art Official Age—will be available on Spotify, in addition to best-hits compilations.
Prince's music used to be available via major streaming services, but he pulled it from all of them (except from Tidal) in 2015. He had a history of controlling his music usage, having his team remove his music from YouTube. In 2014, he even threatened to sue 22 fans for $1 million each after they uploaded performance clips to the Internet.
NME also reported that the artist's catalog will also return to Napster, while other outlets reported that the same is true for streaming sites including Apple Music, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.