Prince Pulls Catalog From Every Streaming Service Except Tidal
July 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM (PT)
PRINCE, who has been prickly in making his music available digitally, has pulled his catalog from every streaming service except for TIDAL, according to a report on FORBES.COM.
“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,” reads his SPOTIFY page. It was reported that his music has also been removed from both APPLE MUSIC and RDIO.
PRINCE has long resisted giving his music away on YOUTUBE and other free sites. His YOUTUBE channel boasts just one remaining track, "Breakfast Can Wait."
PRINCE has famously said the Internet was dead, telling a BRITISH reporter in 2010, “The Internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTUNES or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.”
Prince’s decision to exclude TIDAL comes in the wake of JAY Z’s streaming service promising increased royalties for its artists, handing over 75% of its revenue to artists, higher than both APPLE MUSIC (71.5%) and SPOFITY (70%).