Published Jul 02, 2015Prince has always had a fairly complicated relationship with the internet, and now the Purple One has entered the ongoing streaming war. As of Wednesday night (July 1), the musician removed his music from all online streaming services — except Tidal.
Throwing his weight behind Jay Z's struggling new company, Prince has made his albums unavailable through major names like Spotify, Rdio or the just-launched Apple Music.
"Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalogue," reads a notice on Prince's Spotify artist page. "We have cooperated with the request and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible."
Back in May, Prince's "Dance Rally 4 Peace" concert was streamed exclusively through Tidal. The news of Prince's decision to move his catalogue exclusively to Tidal came just one day after the launch of Apple Music — which boasts it's own exclusive artists like Taylor Swift and exclusive programming courtesy of artists like Drake, Dr. Dre and St. Vincent.
Listen to Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL's new single "HARDROCKLOVER" in the player below.