Tidal believed it had an arrangement giving it exclusive rights to the artist's entire catalog, which was later disputed in court by Prince's label (NPG Records) and publishing arm (NPG Music Publishing). The album will be full-length and include previously unreleased tracks.
The streaming service will exclusively debut an album of previously unreleased music by Prince.
"Our only goal is to share Prince's music with his fans as he wanted", the statement read.
The album will be exclusively streamed on Tidal for 14 days but will be available for download seven days after its release. The Brooklyn business mogul is working on a new project from the late Prince, slated for release next year. "After thoughtful and honest conversation with him, he chose Tidal as his partner for "HITnRUN Phase One" and 'HITnRUN Phase Two, ' and we will continue to respect and honor Prince's enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection". Estate officials subsequently took issue with the agreement and bosses at Warner Music, who manage much of the tragic icon's back catalogue, ended up making his songs widely available on streaming apps including Apple, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, and Deezer past year (17).
New music from Prince will be hitting the airwaves. In his home in Paisley Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer kept a vault in which he archived his works over the course of his entire life.
The Tidal selection will not include any songs that will be released as part of the album Warner Bros.is releasing in September. That lawsuit has since been resolved and the new album is officially coming together.
Last month, authorities in Minnesota came to their conclusion in the death of the singer, who passed away in April 2016 after an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 57.