Where to Listen to Prince’s Music Right Now

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Prince, who died on Thursday at 57, leaves behind one of music's most prolific legacies, having released more than 50 albums under his name as well as more under others. He was also notoriously precious with his work — YouTube is practically wiped clean of his music and performances — particularly with the advent of streaming. "My thing is this: The catalog has to be protected," he told Ebony in a since-removed interview in late 2015. Last summer, he removed most of his music from every streaming service save for Tidal, only occasionally uploading one-offs to SoundCloud (which he later removed) and inexplicably giving Spotify his 2015 song "Stare." Upon his death, the world will want to take a deep dive into the Purple One's catalogue, but how on Earth do you find it all? The answer isn't simple, and it'll take some alternating between mainly Tidal and iTunes to get the bulk of it.

Here's a guide on how to stream and download Prince's unparalleled body of work. (Note: A good deal of his albums are also available for download on Amazon and Google Play, which aren't listed below.)

SPOTIFY

“Stare,” 2015:

TIDAL

Albums

For You, 1978
Prince, 1979
Dirty Mind, 1980
Controversy, 1981
1999, 1982
Purple Rain soundtrack, 1984
Come, 1984
Around the World in a Day, 1985
Parade soundtrack, 1986
Sign O’ the Times, 1987
Lovesexy, 1988
Batman soundtrack, 1989
Graffiti Bridge, 1990
Diamonds and Pearls (with the New Power Generation), 1991
Gett Off EP, 1991
Love Symbol, 1992
The Hits / B-Side 1-3, 1993
Emancipation*, 1996
Crystal Ball / The Truth*, 1998
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale, 1999
The Very Best of Prince, 2001
One Nite Alone*, 2002
XPECTATION*, 2003
N.E.W.S.*, 2003

C-Note* (live album), 2004
Musicology*, 2004
Chocolate Invasion*, 2004
The Slaughterhouse*, 2004
Ultimate: Prince, 2006
3121*, 2006
Lotusflow3r*, 2009
Plectrumelectrum (with 3rdeyegirl), 2014
Art Official Age, 2014
HITNRUN Phase One, 2015
HITNRUN Phase Two, 2015

One-Off Songs

“When Will We Be Paid?”, 2011
“U Make My Sun Shine” ft. Angie Stone, 2011
“FALLINLOVE2NITE” ft. Zooey Deschanel, 2014
“Baltimore” ft. Eryn Allen Kane, 2015
“HARDROCKLOVER,” 2015
FREE URSELF,” 2015
“Stare,” 2015

Videos

“Plectrumelectrum” live in Manchester, 2014
“Plectrumelectrum” short film, 2014
“Indifference,” 2014
“Baltimore,” 2015

*not on iTunes

ITUNES

Albums

For You, 1978
Prince, 1979
Dirty Mind, 1980
Controversy, 1981
1999, 1982
Purple Rain soundtrack, 1984
Around the World in a Day, 1985
Parade soundtrack, 1986
Sign O’ the Times, 1987
Lovesexy, 1988
Batman soundtrack, 1989
Graffiti Bridge, 1990
Gett Off EP, 1991
Love Symbol, 1992
The Hits / The B-Sides, 1993
Come, 1994
Symbolic Beginning (with 94 East)*, 1995
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale, 1999
For Collectors Only (94 East)*, 2001
The Very Best of Prince, 2001
Ultimate: Prince, 2006
Prince — The Early Years, Vol.1*, 2006
Prince — The Early Years Vol. 2*, 2006
Planet Earth*, 2007
Plectrumelectrum (with 3rdEyeGirl), 2014
Art Official Age, 2014
HITNRUN Phase One, 2015
HITNRUN Phase Two, 2015

One-Off Songs

“When Will We Be Paid?”, 2011
“U Make My Sun Shine” ft. Angie Stone, 2011
“FALLINLOVE2NITE” ft. Zooey Deschanel, 2014
“Baltimore” ft. Eryn Allen Kane, 2015
“HARDROCKLOVER,” 2015
“FREE URSELF,” 2015

Videos

“Black Sweat,” 2006


Movies

Purple Rain, 1984
Under the Cherry Moon, 1986
Graffiti Bridge, 1990

*not on Tidal

APPLE MUSIC

HITNRUN Phase Two, 2015
“This Could Be Us," 2015

MTV

No, seriously: MTV has blocked out its schedule for the rest of the day to play Prince music videos, interviews, behind-the-scenes moments, and more.

RADIO

Sorry millennials, not Rdio — the literal old-timey radio. Turn on the one in your car right now (especially if you're in Minnesota) and guaranteed Prince will be playing. Sirius XM will also be playing a Prince tribute until 10 p.m. EST, and likely past that. Apple Music's Beats 1 radio is also currently broadcasting a Prince marathon.