The Prince Estate in Partnership with Legacy Recordings Announce First Wave of Physical Titles (CD/Vinyl) in Definitive Catalog Re-release Project

The Prince Estate in Partnership with Legacy Recordings Announce First Wave of Physical Titles (CD/Vinyl) in Definitive Catalog Re-release Project

Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth Available for the First Time on Vinyl – Friday, February 8, 2019

Prince Music Videos Continue To See Weekly Release On All Streaming Services

The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are pleased to announce the first round of physical titles set for release as part of the ongoing and definitive Prince catalog project first announced in August. Three essential full-length Prince albums, Musicology3121and Planet Earth, will be available on CD and – for the first time ever – on vinyl beginning Friday, February 8, 2019. Each of the vinyl titles will be pressed on highly collectible, limited edition purple vinyl. In addition, the albums will be available in both CD/LP form alongside new exclusive merchandise corresponding to each album era via the Official Prince Store

The albums are available for pre-order here: https://Prince.lnk.to/prplvnyl

The physical release of Musicology (1CD and 2LPs), 3121 (1CD and 2LPs) and Planet Earth (1CD and 1LP) follow from the historic exclusive agreement inked between The Prince Estate and SME/Legacy in June 2018. In August 2018, 23 highly-collectible Prince catalog titles (many of them hard-to-find or out-of-print) and a newly curated anthology of 37 essential tracks compiled under the auspices of The Prince Estate, titled Prince Anthology: 1995-2010, were made available digitally across all major streaming services and digital service providers.

The album trilogy set for physical release February 8th celebrates a sustained period of renewed creative energy and commercial triumph in Prince’s multi-faceted career. These three albums marked Prince’s return to the top of the popular mainstream, a position he maintained while simultaneously pushing the envelope and breaking industry norms pertaining to marketing, distribution and live performance. Musicology (2004) resulted in two Grammy Awards – Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Musicology”) and Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male (“Call My Name”) – and has been certified RIAA double platinum. Concurrently, Prince pioneered a cutting edge industry-first marketing and distribution strategy for the album, bundling a copy of the record as a gift to every fan who purchased a ticket to his monumental “Musicology Live 2004ever” tour, witnessed by over 1.47 million music lovers worldwide.

Released in 2006, 3121, Prince’s 31st studio album, became his first record to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 and his first #1 album since 1989’s Batman. For his follow-up studio album, 2007’s Planet Earth, Prince innovated yet another bold marketing and distribution tactic, giving free copies of the album away in the UK via a partnership with the national newspaper The Mail on Sunday. Bucking conventional industry distribution strategy, the innovative partnership fueled Prince’s epic 21-night run of sold out shows at London’s O2 Arena (20,000 capacity), while back in the US Planet Earth debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

Prince’s studio trilogy of Musicology3121, and Planet Earth presents the artist at a high point in his creative genius during the first decade of the 21st century. The 2004-2007 epoch gave us some of Prince’s most iconic and indelible performances, including his unforgettable appearance with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammys, his show-stopping induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a month later, and his incandescent triumph at the Super Bowl in February 2007.

Complementing the music release campaign, The Prince Estate and Legacy continue efforts to unify the iconic artist’s work on all digital services with the ongoing weekly release of Prince’s official music videos. Reignited on November 2nd, the weekly video drops covering the 1995-2010 period build on a current available library of over 80 official music videos, with each week’s selections drawing from specific catalog albums. This week’s batch features the videos from Musicology (including the controversial “Cinnamon Girl” featuring actress Keisha Castle-Hughes), 3121 (including “Te Amo Corazón” directed by Selma Hayak), and Planet Earth (including “Chelsea Rogers” shot at London Fashion Week).

Watch all the videos here: https://Prince.lnk.to/PrinceMV

Anthology Logo (PRNewsfoto/Legacy Recordings)

The lasting impact and influence of Prince continues to resonate across popular music and culture. This November, “Black-ish,” the hit ABC-TV series, devoted its landmark 100th episode to a celebration of Prince and his music, while the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves recently announced that their entry into the league’s popular City Edition would be Prince-inspired, realized through a collaborative effort between The Prince Estate, the Timberwolves and Nike.

About The Prince Estate:
The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince’s life and work, and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. As the singular, authoritative source on all things Prince, The Prince Estate inspires and educates fans, celebrates Prince in his totality, and stewards Prince’s legacy into the future. www.princeestate.com

About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most significant musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label has revolutionized the catalog market, offering contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more. www.legacyrecordings.com

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Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate Launch First Wave of Prince Catalog Digital Releases Today

Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate Launch First Wave of Prince Catalog Digital Releases Today

23 Catalog Titles (including Rare and Out-of-Print Recordings) + Newly Curated 37-Track Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 Available Now on Streaming Services and DSPs

Anthology Logo (PRNewsfoto/Legacy Recordings)

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching its first round of Prince catalog digital released on Monday, August 17.

The first wave of Prince catalog titles to be released through an exclusive agreement struck in June between SME and The Prince Estate focuses on 1995-2010, a crucial epoch in Prince history. 23 highly-collectible Prince catalog titles (many of them hard-to-find or out-of-print) and Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 (a newly-curated anthology of 37 essential tracks from the era) are now available across all major streaming services and digital service providers.

Listen to/buy Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 here: https://Prince.lnk.to/anthology

Many of these albums, long sought-after by fans and collectors, are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 essential Prince songs to the artist’s online in-print catalog.

For Prince, 1995-2010 was an unprecedented period of sustained and prolific creativity. Releasing fresh recordings at a rapid-fire pace through a variety of distribution strategies including his own online NPG Music Club, Prince was making some of the most provocative, experimental and soulful music of his career. Freed from major label demands and expectations, Prince was able to write, record and release his own music on his own terms. 

The Prince Estate Logo (PRNewsfoto/Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson,)

Assembled and curated under the auspices of The Prince Estate, Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 brings together 37 key recordings from the era. Opening with the title track from Emancipation (“This is my most important record,” said Prince when the album was released in 1996) and closing with the anthemic “We March” (from 1995’s The Gold Experience), this new compilation provides a coherent musical chronicle of Prince’s artistic and spiritual evolution through the late 20th and early 21st centuries in songs that continue to resonant in the culture.

Prince Anthology: 1995- 2010 draws spotlight tracks from The Gold ExperienceEmancipationChaos and DisorderCrystal BallThe TruthRave Un2 The Joy FantasticRave In2 The Joy FantasticThe Rainbow ChildrenOne Nite Alone…C-NoteN.E.W.S.XpectationMusicology (includes 2005 Best Male R&B Performance Grammy winner “Call My Name”), The SlaughterhouseThe Chocolate Invasion3121 (the first Prince album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200), Planet EarthLOtUSFLOW3RMPLSoUND and 20Ten.

Prince catalog titles newly available digitally via SME/Legacy are:

1. The Gold Experience (1995) (“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” greyed out, partial album streaming only; album unavailable for download)
2. Chaos and Disorder (1996)
3. Emancipation (1996)
4. Crystal Ball (1998)
5. The Truth (1998)
6. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999)
7. Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (2001)
8. The Rainbow Children (2001)
9. One Nite Alone… (2002)
10. One Nite Alone…Live! (2002)
11. One Nite Alone…Live – The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over (Up Late with Prince & The NPG) (2002) 12. Xpectation (2003)
13. N.E.W.S. (2003)
14. C-Note (2004)
15. Musicology (2004)
16. The Chocolate Invasion (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 1) (2004)
17. The Slaughterhouse (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 2) (2004)
18. 3121 (2006)
19. Planet Earth (2007)
20. Indigo Nights (2008)
21. LOtUSFLOW3R (2009)
22. MPLSoUND (2009)
23. 20Ten (2010)
24. Prince Anthology: 1995-2010

Prince Anthology: 1995-2010
01. Emancipation (from Emancipation, 1996)
02. Black Sweat (from 3121, 2006)
03. P. Control (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
04. Crucial (from Crystal Ball, 1998)
05. The Love We Make (from Emancipation, 1996)
06. Eye Hate U (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
07. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (from Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, 1999)
08. Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U (from Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, 1999)
09. Gold (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
10. Guitar (from Planet Earth, 2007)
11. Dream Factory (from Crystal Ball, 1998)
12. The Work Part 1 (from The Rainbow Children, 2001)
13. Call My Name (from Musicology, 2004)
14. Strays of The World (from Crystal Ball, 1998)
15. Shhh (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
16. Dreamer (from LOtUSFLOW3R, 2009)
17. Chaos and Disorder (from Chaos and Disorder, 1996)
18. Endorphinmachine (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
19. Musicology (from Musicology, 2004)
20. Northside (from The Slaughterhouse, 2004)
21. When Eye Lay My Hands on U (from The Chocolate Invasion, 2004)
22. Beautiful Strange (from Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, 2001)
23. Future Soul Song (from 20Ten, 2010)
24. Empty Room (from C-Note, 2004)
25. 3rd Eye (from The Truth, 1998)
26. U’re Gonna C Me (from One Nite Alone…, 2002)
27. Dinner With Delores (from Chaos and Disorder, 1996)
28. Ol’ Skool Company (from MPLSoUND, 2009)
29. 4ever (from LOtUSFLOW3R, 2009)
30. West (from N.E.W.S., 2003)
31. Xpedition (from Xpectation, 2003)
32. Muse 2 The Pharaoh (from The Rainbow Children, 2001)
33. Somewhere Here On Earth (from Planet Earth, 2007)
34. U Make My Sun Shine (from The Chocolate Invasion, 2004)
35. 1+1+1 Is 3 (from The Rainbow Children, 2001)
36. Chelsea Rodgers (from Planet Earth, 2007)
37. We March (from The Gold Experience, 1995)

About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most significant musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label has revolutionized the catalog market, offering contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

About The Prince Estate:
The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince’s life and work, and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. As the singular, authoritative source on all things Prince, The Prince Estate inspires and educates fans, celebrates Prince in his totality, and stewards Prince’s legacy into the future. www.princeestate.com

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The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

The Prince Estate and global music and entertainment platform TIDAL confirm plans to debut highly anticipated new Prince music exclusively via the TIDAL streaming service.  The new album will contain previously unreleased music sourced from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings.  The album – expected to be released in 2019 – will stream exclusively on TIDAL for fourteen days and will be available for download seven days after its debut.  A global physical release is planned via The Prince Estate following the exclusive digital premiere on TIDAL.  The new release marks a continuation of Prince’s 2015 partnership with TIDAL, which resulted in the exclusive debut of HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two via the streaming service.  This concludes the previously unresolved legal matters between The Prince Estate and TIDAL.

The Prince Estate and Jay-Z are working together on the song selection for the album.  “Our only goal is to share Prince’s music with his fans as he wanted.  After thoughtful and honest conversation with him, he chose TIDAL as his partner for HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two, and we will continue to respect and honor Prince’s enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection,” Jay-Z said.  Troy Carter, speaking on behalf of The Prince Estate, echoed those sentiments, noting “I’m very pleased this is resolved, and we get to honor the relationship between Prince and TIDAL with this album. We look forward to fans hearing the new music and experiencing the genius of Prince.”

The album partnership with TIDAL does not involve any of Prince’s music catalogue that is subject to prior agreements with Warner Brothers Records, Inc.  The agreement between TIDAL and The Prince Estate was approved on May 9, 2018 by the Probate Court overseeing The Prince Estate.

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