The late, great and irreplaceable Prince carved an indelible spot in music history with his unique style, music and mythical status — and that myth-like existence was aided by the fact that, for years, it’s been impossible to officially listen to his music online.
Prince’s camp has long had a notorious reputation for taking down unlicensed YouTube videos and his music has long been unavailable on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and others … but that might be ending soon.
Late Monday, the New York Post revealed via an insider that much of his catalog recorded under his Warner contract is scheduled to hit those streaming platforms on February 12 — the night of the Grammy Awards.
From the Post’s story:
For the first time in 19 months, Prince’s Warner Music Group albums — including hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” — will stream on Apple, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Deezer and other outlets, the insider confirmed.
That this all may be happening is a result of a new deal with Warner that Prince and his team agreed upon in 2014 — and the two sides had reportedly been working on this plan to return his music to the platforms prior to his death in 2016.
Here’s hoping his illustrious music vault is opened up once again on February 12! Stay tuned …