Fans who want to stream Prince’s music in the immediate aftermath of his death may find it hard to seek it out online — but there are definitely ways to access the late artist’s classic songs.
Even though Prince was one of the first artists to release music online, his advocacy for fair use put him at odds with the streaming revolution. He removed his albums from Apple Music and Spotify last July, when Spotify reported he had asked all streaming services to remove his music.
He summed up his feelings about the web in a 2010 interview with British tabloid the Daily Mirror. “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 did, however, keep his music on Tidal, which boasts being the first artist-owned streaming service. If you’re a subscriber, here’s where to go. You could also buy Prince’s albums on iTunes here.
Although YouTube doesn’t have much recorded material by Prince, PEOPLE put together this list of nine live performances to watch online.
Finally, The Current — the public radio for Minneapolis, the city near Prince’s residence in Minnesota — will be streaming the artist’s music here today without interruptions. Dublin-based Radio TXFM is also playing nonstop Prince from across the pond.
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