Wednesday, February 15, 2017
As a guy who came of age in the 80’s and wasn’t much younger than His Royal Purpleness, I was greatly saddened last spring when Prince passed away at his home in Minnesota.
The man, who at one time changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, truly was an artist in every sense of the word. While I didn’t love ALL his stuff, I loved a good portion of it and the artist known as Prince made a tremendous impact on my generation.
When he passed away, one of the things I was really bummed about was that I couldn’t stream his music. I ended up just looping my Prince collection for about 96 hours until I could finally deal with the fact that he was gone.
But now comes word that his music is finally going to be on streaming services. Supposedly his catalogue will be available on Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Apple Music. While some of the services are speculation, the fact that the catalogue will be streamed is NOT speculation. The announcement was made on NPR. If you’d like to view the page, here is the link. Otherwise here is the story:
Posted by John Flucke at 06:00