Prince, Warner Bros. Announce Partnership, ‘Purple Rain’ Reissue

By Kevin Rutherford

A new partnership between Prince and Warner Bros. will yield previously unheard music, the pair announced today (April 18).

The relationship, in addition to seeing unreleased music from the singer finally reach the light of day, also gives Prince ownership of the master recordings of some of his biggest hits.

The announcement comes after decades of disagreements between Prince and the label. The artist presently known as Prince recorded multiple albums for Warner Bros. between the late 1970s and mid 1990s. Later in that partnership, he became increasingly disillusioned with the label, around which point he changed his name to the Love Symbol, and later The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.


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