TIDAL is still fighting the good fight when it comes to these streaming wars. While Apple Music is currently flaunting its exclusive stream of new Straight Outta Compton tunes, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre, Jay Z and Vania Schlogel’s pet project still has goodies up their sleeves. According to FACT magazine, Prince will be releasing his newly announced album HITNRUN via TIDAL.
“After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at TIDAL recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry,” Prince said in a statement. “Secondly, TIDAL have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We’ve grown accustomed 2 and We’re Extremely grateful 4 their generous support. And lastly, in the tech-savvy, real-time world We all live in 2day, everything is faster. From its conception and that one & only meeting, HITNRUN took about 90 days 2 prepare its release. If that’s what freedom feels like, HITNRUN is what it sounds like.”
The last couple months have proven that Prince is #TeamTIDAL. Shortly after the release of his protest dedication song “Baltimore,” he held a Rally 4 Peace concert in the Charm City and streamed it via TIDAL. Then, he removed his music from all streaming services except TIDAL. That is, with the exception of one Spotify-streamed single, “Stare.”
HITNRUN will be up for grabs on Sept. 7.