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Prince Pulls Music From Spotify, Stays With Jay Z's Tidal

by Keith Wagstaff /

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First it was Taylor Swift. Now Prince has pulled his music from Spotify.

Those looking to stream "Purple Rain" or "1999" are now greeted with a message instead of a list of Prince albums.

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"Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog," reads Prince's Spotify artist page. "We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible."

Prince's music has been pulled from Rdio too. One place where it's still available is Tidal, the Jay Z-backed service that promises higher quality audio and a bigger chunk of revenue for artists.

NBC News reached out to Prince's label, Warner Bros. Records, for comment but the company did not respond.

While the enigmatic pop star hasn't explained the move, he did release a new single, "HARDROCKLOVER," on Wednesday, which is available on Soundcloud.

Last year, Prince caused a minor panic among fans when he quit Facebook and Twitter and pulled the majority of his videos off YouTube.

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