Reports yesterday noting that Prince wasn’t available on Apple Music only told part of the story: the star has removed his back catalogue from every streaming service, seemingly, except for Tidal. Whether that indicates an exclusive deal with the latter service or simply Tidal being slower to remove Prince’s back catalogue when asked remains to be seen.
In a note on Prince’s profile page on its service, Spotify pointed the finger: “Prince’s publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog. We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible.” Meanwhile, the ‘who’s not on Apple Music and why not?’ attention may now switch to Ministry of Sound, whose catalogue is also missing. CEO Lohan Presencer declined to comment when contacted by Music Ally.