Prince’s biggest hits coming to Apple Music this month

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Prince may have been one of the most high-profile celebrity deaths of 2016, but his music will live on via Apple Music starting February.

A new report claims that Prince’s Warner Music Group albums — including iconic hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” — will start streaming on February 12.

In addition to Apple Music, the tracks will also be available on Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Deezer and other outlets. Prince previously pulled his songs from streaming music services, in favor of Tidal, in July 2015.

Prince previously dissed Apple by holding it up as an example of a company making money online, while artists weren’t properly remunerated for their work. “Tell me a musician who’s got rich off digital sales,” Prince told the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, adding that, “Apple’s doing pretty good though, right?”

It was a similar refrain to the one stated by Taylor Swift, who had a spat with Apple regarding artist royalties, before Apple changed its policy and Taylor reversed hers as well.

While Apple Music hasn’t hosted any Prince songs, however, the artist’s music has been continuously available on iTunes — where it rapidly shot to the top of the bestseller charts following his untimely death last April.

Prince’s estate has reportedly been working to get his music onto different streaming services since he passed away. It is also suing Tidal, claiming its use of Prince songs violates a previous agreement.

Source: NYPost