Fans of Prince will soon have a new album to look forward to. However, over the past few years there has been a big change in the way people consume music. It looks like Prince will adjust accordingly.
Many streaming services are taking full advantage of their popularity by linking up with artists so that they can do better than the competition. Take Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal. It is going to be the exclusive home of Prince’s next album at launch. That probably helps Jay Z more than Prince. If people want it they will have to go to Tidal.
These kinds of team-ups are nothing new. It looks like we will see a lot more of this in the years to come in fact.
Prince’s new album is called HITNRUN with his band 3RDEYEGIRL. It will launch next month and it will be available exclusively on Tidal. Prince has said that after one meeting it was obvious that Jay Z and his team at Tidal “recognize and applaud the effort” that musicians put into their work. So it sounds like he is a big fan and this action proves it. Recently he removed his entire catalog from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, so he is not won over easily.