Prince pulls music from streaming services

By Alexandra Herrera  |  July 2, 2015 at 2:17 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- It seems Prince has taken a page from Taylor Swift's book and pulled his music from Spotify and won't be streaming on Apple Music.

Entertainment Weekly reports the I Wanna Be Your Lover singer pulled his music from Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music. Although his music was briefly available on Apple Music Tuesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist had his entire discography removed.

According to CBS News, his music is still available on Jay Z's Tidal streaming service and Google Play. Prince even released a new song via his Soundcloud account shortly after pulling his music from the other streaming sites.

Unlike Swift, Prince has had an aversion to his music being available online since 2010. He has threatened sites like YouTube, eBay and Pirate Bay with intent to file lawsuits over his music on their sites. That same year, he pulled down his website and Facebook due to his dislike of the Internet.

Spotify listed on its website it hopes the artist will change his mind.

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