Newswire: Want to stream Prince’s music? Better get Tidal

Prince is having the sort of big news day music fans would normally associate with 1993, blouses, and unpronounceable symbols; having already dropped a new track on the world this morning, it’s now been discovered that the prolific musician has functionally declared sides in the current music streaming war, pulling his albums off of every major service, save one: the Jay-Z fronted Tidal.

A long-time warrior on the front lines of the fight between musicians and the industry that supports and controls them, Prince previously threw his lot in with the artist-owned service back in May, when he announced that he’d be streaming his “Rally 4 Peace” show in Baltimore live for Tidal listeners. Now, anyone who wants to kick their party up a notch by streaming “1999” or “Purple Rain” will need to shell out $9.99 for a Tidal subscription (or $19.99 for the service …

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