Prince Arrives On All Major Streaming Services, 2 New Albums Planned [UPDATED]
The entire 27 album collection of Prince’s Warner Bros. Records music including Purple Rain, Prince, 1999, The B-Sides, Sign ‘O’ The Times, Diamonds and Pearls, Ultimate Prince, The Hits 1 & 2, and more is available.
Here are the albums streaming now:
· Purple Rain [Explicit]
· 1999 [Explicit]
· Sign 'O' The Times [Explicit]
· The Very Best of Prince
· The Hits/The B-Sides [Explicit]
· Controversy [Explicit]
· Around The World In A Day [Explicit]
· Diamonds And Pearls
· [Love Symbol] [Explicit]
· Parade – Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon
· Dirty Mind [Explicit]
· Music From Graffiti Bridge [Explicit]
· Lovesexy [Explicit]
· Batman [Explicit]
· For You
· Come [Explicit]
· ART OFFICIAL AGE
· The Hits 1 [Explicit]
· The Hits 2 [Explicit]
· The Vault – Old Friends 4 Sale [Explicit]
· Gett Off
· Raspberry Beret / She's Always In My Hair [Digital 45]
· Kiss / Love Or Money [Digital 45]
In June, Warner Music Group will release a remastered version of 1984’s classic “Purple Rain,” as well as two new albums made up of previously unreleased material.
“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,” said Warner Bros. Records Chairman and Chief Executive Cameron Strang, in a statement. “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.”
Would Prince Be Proud?
Just in case your digitally addled memory has erased this, before his untimely death Prince was a very vocal critic of music streaming – particularly free streaming – pulling his music off all services except Tidal just last year.
The modern music industry has now officially turned the once negative term "exploitation" into what it is certain is a positive, but we're betting Prince would not be pleased.