Streaming company offering physical copies of 'HITNRUN' for £14
Streaming company Tidal are selling physical copies of Prince’s new album on CD.
Fans do not need a Tidal subscription to purchase a copy of Prince‘s latest album ‘HITnRUN’. The album was previously streamed exclusively on the platform before being made available on iTunes and Amazon.
The Guardian reports that a physical copy of ‘HITNRUN’ will cost UK fans a total of £22, £14 for the CD with an extra £8 shipping. This marks the first time Tidal has allowed non-subscribers to buy music by one of their exclusive artists.
The record is the musician’s 35th studio record, following on from the two albums he released in 2014 (‘Plectrumelectrum’ with 3rdEyeGirl and the solo LP ‘Art Official Age’).
Prince recently explained the decision to work with Tidal by talking about the way the streaming service works: “After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay-Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognise and applaud the effort that real musicians put in to their craft to achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry,” the iconic singer explained.
“Tidal have honoured us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows us to continue making art in the fashion we’ve grown accustomed to, and we’re extremely grateful for their generous support.”