The rapper's streaming platform will exclusively house the forthcoming full-length record for a two-week period next year
After recently resolving a legal dispute with Prince’s estate over Tidal’s 2016 claim to the streaming rights to Prince’s back catalogue, the two parties are now working together on assembling a new collection of material from the vault of music the late artist left behind.
The new and full-length album is slated for release in 2019, where it’ll exclusively stream on the Jay-Z-owned platform for two weeks upon release.
Speaking in a press release, Jay-Z said that the new album will “continue to respect and honour Prince’s enduring legacy”.
“Our only goal is to share Prince’s music with his fans as he wanted,” the rapper said. “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 honour Prince’s enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection.”
Troy Carter, the entertainment advisor for the Prince estate, said: “I’m very pleased this is resolved, and we get to honour 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 release also notes that the partnership between Tidal and Prince’s estate “does not involve any of Prince’s music catalogue that is subject to prior agreements with Warner Brothers Records.”
Last month, it was announced that Prince’s unfinished memoir will finally be published later this year.