Universal Music Group and Prince’s estate have struck a deal to distribute the music from his NPG label catalog post-1995 and the contents of his mysterious vault. The company will have access to 25 NPG titles, live recordings, demos and outtakes. Prince’s estate released this statement about the arrangement:
â€œI am thrilled the NPG catalog and Princeâ€™s highly sought after unreleased recordings will reside with UMG, where we have found a partner who is passionate about presenting Princeâ€™s music with a holistic vision that celebrates his iconic status across recorded music, publishing and merchandise and will continue to deliver the highest quality experiences that fans have come to expect. Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing Lucian and Michele achieve great things for Princeâ€™s fans, his estate and heirs.â€
In regards to Prince’s earlier Warner Brother’s discography, the major streaming services will have access to stream the music on Sunday toÂ coincide with The Grammy’s tribute to him.