Prince took his entire music catalog off all streaming services this week. It looks like he tweeted his unhappiness with streaming on June 25th. (No one noticed?)He’d read an article on the Daily Beast that summed up Spotify’s relationship with the record labels. And then he yanked it all away.
Remember– this is the same Prince who changed his name to a symbol and fought with the old Warner Music Group over ownership of his masters and royalty payments. He re-recorded his whole catalog just to take it away from them. Prince is quite savvy about ownership rights in the music business. That’s how he’s maintained his independence.
Prince also released a cool new track on SoundCloud.