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Prince's music back to online platforms

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found "real happiness" in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Larry Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah's Witness later in life and that it changed the star's music and lifestyle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found "real happiness" in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Larry Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah's Witness later in life and that it changed the star's music and lifestyle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Matt Sayles

PRINCE'S iconic catalogue of music will be available to stream across all digital services from today, as confirmed by Warner Music Australia.

Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros. Records confirmed the news.

"Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy," he said.

"Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince's music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music's biggest night.

"We'd like to thank Prince's estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible."

Mr Strang also announced plans to release the re-master of Prince's most iconic album, Purple Rain, along with two albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films from the Paisley Park vault on June 9.

"When we make any of Prince's music available to fans - from the hits to unreleased gems - we are committed to upholding Prince's high creative standards and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films," he said.

Prince, who first signed with Warner Bros. 40 years ago, recorded his most influential and popular albums for the label, including Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O' The Times, Batman and Diamonds and Pearls, among others.

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