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Prince’s music is coming to streaming services February 12

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Yesterday, we told you about speculation, fueled by cryptic purple Spotify billboards, that Prince’s back catalog—which the Artist fiercely protected during his life—would be coming to Spotify and Apple Music after his death. Well, that speculation has now been confirmed, with The New York Post reporting that Prince’s music is coming not only to those two streaming services, but to “Pandora, Google Play, Deezer, and other outlets” as well. (Prince’s music was previously streaming exclusively through Tidal.) The deal was reportedly struck through Warner Bros., and does not include the treasure trove of unreleased music in Prince’s Paisley Park vaults.

The Post’s source says that “the switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys,” which will take place February 12 starting at 8 p.m. ET. Feeding hearsay into speculation in an endless spiral, the timing of the release seems to indicate that a rumored Prince tribute during this year’s Grammys ceremony is all but inevitable. It would help explain why Draft Punk is going to be there


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