JAY-Z to Host Listening Party Ahead of New Prince Album Release
Party like it’s 1999.
TIDAL is announcing a series of global listening parties in advance of the release of Prince’s new album, Originals.
According to a TIDAL press release, JAY-Z will be hosting a listening event in Los Angeles. The posthumous project will be released exclusively through the streaming platform on June 7th.
The 15-track album features 14 previously unreleased recordings selected collaboratively by JAY-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate.
“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He’s one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry,” JAY-Z said in a press statement. “He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight. Trying to help further that legacy through his music is both an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peak behind the curtain.”
Album release celebrations are slated to take place in the United States, Spain, Poland, Brazil and more locations across the globe to celebrate the album. TIDAL members will have the chance to attend the album release celebration in Los Angeles.
Originals will be available to stream in Master quality via TIDAL’s HiFi subscription tier. Members can now pre-save to automatically have the album now and will be able to hear the recordings just as the artist intended the tracks to sound.