Following Prince’s sudden withdrawal of his entire music catalogue from Spotify and Apple Music streaming services, Jay-Z’s TIDAL won yet another big music name; now one of only two platforms permitted to offer Prince’s discography to subscribers (the other being Google Play). The arrangement comes in the wake of TIDAL’s exclusive deal to stream the Rally 4 Peace show on 10 May and reaction to the low royalties artists are paid by Spotify and Apple (usually 1p per song played). Forbes.com suggest Prince might even be a new or potential co-owner of TIDAL. Prince marked the announcement by sharing his brand new song HARDROCKLOVER on his Soundcloud account: the song has since dropped on iTunes as a download single on July 8.


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