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You can now stream Prince’s entire catalog on Spotify, Apple Music, and more

It's bad news for Tidal and good news for everyone else.


Austin Powell


Posted on Feb 13, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:25 am CDT

If Bruno Mars and Morris Day and the Time’s shockingly good Prince tribute at Sunday’s Grammy Awards has you craving Purple Rain, you’re in luck: Prince’s catalog finally made its way to streaming services on Sunday. 

While Prince was an online pioneer in many regards, he was fiercely protective of his copyright and legacy. In 2015, he pulled his catalog from every major online service except for Tidal. After his death in April 2016, his estate sued Jay Z’s Roc Nation, claiming that Tidal didn’t have exclusive streaming rights to his deep discography. 

Now you can listen to everything from Prince’s underrated Batman soundtrack to his greatest hits and B-sides on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Google. It’s bad news for Tidal and great news for everyone else.

There’s more on the horizon, too. Pitchfork reports that two new collections of unreleased songs, along with a remastered version of Purple Rain, will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 9.

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2017, 10:24 am CST