Prince fans have been waiting a long time for this. Warner Bros. Records has announced that Prince’s entire WBR catalog will be available to stream across all services beginning Feb. 12 and coinciding with the airing of the 59th annual Grammy Awards on CBS at 8:00 p.m. EST and 5:00 p.m. PST. Tributes to Prince as well as George Michael are planned at the Grammy award ceremony.
WBR has also announced that they will be releasing a deluxe remastered edition of Prince’s iconic 1984 album Purple Rain. Warner Bros. will also be releasing two albums of unreleased material from the Paisley Park Vault along with two complete concert films. All are slated for release June 9.
It has been almost a year since Prince passed away on April 21, 2016. He had always been outspoken against streaming services and an advocate for artists receiving what they rightly deserved for their music. While we will never know how Prince himself would have felt about his music on streaming services, one thing is for sure. Better access to his music will bring countless hours of joy to his fans around the world.