Just before the Grammys, it’s good news for fans of Purple Rain and When Doves Cry — Prince’s back catalogue is now streaming over Spotify, Apple Music and some other subscription music services. Prince was famously anti-Spotify and other mass-market streaming services — except Tidal, for a while — but you can now enjoy his music wherever you are.
In a statement to the LA Times, Warner Bros’ CEO Cameron Strang said the record label had a “responsibility” to share his music widely: “Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night.”
The Grammy Awards kick off in a couple of hours at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — if you want to watch in Australia, you’ll need Foxtel. You can tune in from 10AM for the red carpet on E! and from 12PM for the main event on FOX8. [LA Times]