Spotify has confirmed Prince’s Warner Bros. Catalog will be made available to stream on Sunday (12.02.17).
The paid-for streaming company teamed up with the purple outdoor campaign, rather than with the late music icon’s estate to release music including the classics, 1984’s ‘Purple Rain’, 1980’s Dirty Mind, and 1987’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ on the same day as the Grammys.
In a statement, Spotify said: “The Warner Bros Prince catalogue will be available on Spotify from this Sunday, 12th February (the day of the Grammys).
“Spotify worked directly with Warner Bros on the purple outdoor campaign which was a unique marketing partnership. The estate was not involved.”
It comes a day after it was announced that Prince’s estate has chosen Universal Music Group [UMG] to manage the late music icon’s recordings.
The record label giants announced on Thursday (09.02.17) that they signed an agreement between the late ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker’s estate and NPG Records Inc. – which stands for New Power Generation and was founded by Prince to release his music after Paisley Park Records was shut down by Warner Bros. Records in 1993 – which will grant UMG exclusive licensing rights to the Grammy-winning star’s 25 NPG Records, his early recordings and his vault of unreleased tracks.
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SOURCE: Bang Showbiz