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Prince’s legacy lives on in the cloud after albums return to streaming services

By John Glenday | Reporter

February 13, 2017 | 2 min read

Prince fans can rejoice today after the artist’s legacy work, pulled from streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, two years ago are now back online for people to enjoy.

Notoriously protective of his intellectual property Prince famously pulled his back catalogue of work from all platforms save for Tidal in 2015 but that decision has been reversed with 27 albums and compilation albums from Warner Bros; including famous works such as Purple Rain and Controversy, re-appearing online.

To mark the occasion Warner Bros is planning to release a remastered edition of the former as well as two albums of unrelated music and a pair of concert films – all of which are scheduled to be released on 9 June.

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Warner Bros has the right to license all of Prince’s music recorded prior to 1996 while Universal Music Group acquired the rights to the stars independent and unreleased music just this week.

Fans of the late musician have been able to congregate online for the past seven months within the Prince Online Museum.

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