Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except Tidal
Apple finally launched their much-discussed streaming service Apple Music this week, and they’ve managed to snag some fairly impressive exclusives like Thom Yorke, Dr. Dre, and Taylor Swift. But Jay-Z’s Tidal also had a win today, as Pitchfork reports that Prince has removed his entire catalog from all streaming services except Tidal. A note on Prince’s Spotify artist page says that “Prince’s publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog. We have cooperated with the request and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible.” Prince has been riding the Tidal train for a while now, so this isn’t really a huge shock, but it’s still pretty big news, and a much-needed victory for a platform that’s been catching a lot of criticism.