In the midst of an ugly legal battle with Tidal and Prince’s estate over the rights of Prince Music.
Ahead of The Grammys this evening, Warner Brothers has announced that Prince’s music will become available on streaming services this afternoon.
Originally rumored earlier this month, the release of Prince’s catalog to Apple Music and other services comes as a tribute to the late-artist is expected at The Grammys.
Prince’s music is already live on Spotify, but should rollout to Apple Music and other streaming platforms before The Grammys commence this evening, as noted by Bloomberg.
It’s important to note that only Prince’s Warner Music catalog is included in this deal, so music recorded outside of that partnership will not be available on streaming services today.
“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. Records Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said.
“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.”