Reports: Prince could be coming to big streaming services

You might be able to stream Prince (legally) somewhere besides Tidal soon.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Prince might be headed to Spotify and Apple Music. And there could be a big splash announcement of it during the Grammys.

That's from Bloomberg, which reported representatives for Prince's estate are closing in on a deal that would put the Purple One's music on major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. And they want to have a deal in place before the Grammys on Feb. 12.

Though Bloomberg also notes – because lots of people and parties are involved – things could quickly fall apart.

However, Billboard followed this up with a bit more info on the Grammys tie-in.

The site says the awards show is planning a big tribute to Prince, with names including The Weeknd, Rihanna and Bruno Mars all thrown around. There could also be an ad that runs during the Grammys, telling people some of Prince's catalogue is now on Spotiyf, Apple Music, and possibly other services.

Prince has had an exclusive streaming deal with Tidal.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

radio station, microphone

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis a step closer to banning facial recognition technology

There are concerns about it leading to a surveillance state, and that it could harm disadvantaged communities.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 22

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

police lights

Police recover more than 14 pounds of meth, 4,000 pills during drug bust

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the drugs.

Gopher hockey

Gophers respond to drop in rankings with 10-goal outburst

It had been 17 years since the Gophers last scored 10 goals in a game.

Related

Reports: Prince could be coming to big streaming services

You might be able to stream Prince (legally) somewhere besides Tidal soon.

Update: Prince might end up on every streaming app you can think of

Could the rumors of Prince coming to the big music streaming services be true?

Update: Prince might end up on every streaming app you can think of

Could the rumors of Prince coming to the big music streaming services be true?

Just how much Prince are people streaming on Spotify?

More than 2 millions hours' worth of Prince songs have been streamed on Spotify.