Prince is finally warming up to the internet. After years spent scrubbing nearly every shred of sound he's created from platforms like YouTube and denying licenses to streaming services (and pulling his catalog from services excluding Tidal in early July), the legend is making Tidal the exclusive home to his upcoming record HITNRUN, to be released Sep. 7.
"After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at TIDAL recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry," Prince said in a statement. "TIDAL have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We've grown accustomed 2 and We're Extremely grateful 4 their generous support."
(It's worth nothing here that Prince dropped a single last week on Spotify. Why? You'll have to ask him.)