Fans of the late Prince Rogers Nelson who have been waiting to stream the music of the late guitarist and singer since his sudden passing last April, but haven’t wanted to sign up for a Tidal subscription, will not have to wait much longer. According to the New York Post, a bulk of his catalog will finally be arriving to all major streaming services, which most likely includes Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, and Pandora, on Feb. 12, which also happens to be music’s biggest night, The Grammy’s.
“The switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys,” on inside source has revealed.
Warner Music controls the rights to a handful of his biggest albums and hits, including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” and “When Doves Cry.” Prince had left Warner Bros. back in 1996 when is publicly called himself a slave to the label, but made headlines eighteen years later in 2014 when both sides said sorry, and Prince regained ownership of his Warner catalog.
Sources have also explained that his music outside of Warner Bros. ownership, which includes “thousands of unreleased songs” presumed to be in that mysterious “vault,” are still being negotiated, but could see the light of day in the near future.
Although there’s been no official comment or statement on the agreement from Prince’s camp or any major streaming platform, Spotify may have let the news slip a little early with a handful of purple-themed ads in major markets on Monday, including New York City, as seen in the media below.