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Thread started 01/13/21 11:12am

Purpleminister
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The Hits/B-sides, VBO, Ultimate and 4Ever no longer available in U.S. iTunes Store and Amazon music store.

I posted about this earlier but didn’t get an answer. I’ve noticed that the “hits” compilations are no longer available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon digital. Ideally I’d love to have them remastered. But I’m wondering if it has to do with Sony distribution rights. You can stream them but not buy them. I know hardcore fans are not typically excited about greatest hits compilations. Personally I think it’s a bad for the legacy to have them out of publication because they can introduce his music to new fans. Does anyone with inside information have an idea why they are unavailable to buy?
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Reply #1 posted 01/13/21 11:31am

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Purpleminister1980 said:

I posted about this earlier but didn’t get an answer. I’ve noticed that the “hits” compilations are no longer available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon digital. Ideally I’d love to have them remastered. But I’m wondering if it has to do with Sony distribution rights. You can stream them but not buy them. I know hardcore fans are not typically excited about greatest hits compilations. Personally I think it’s a bad for the legacy to have them out of publication because they can introduce his music to new fans. Does anyone with inside information have an idea why they are unavailable to buy?

Just chill, they'll be back sooner or later. They just have to figure things out.

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Reply #2 posted 01/13/21 11:33am

Purpleminister
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databank said:



Purpleminister1980 said:


I posted about this earlier but didn’t get an answer. I’ve noticed that the “hits” compilations are no longer available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon digital. Ideally I’d love to have them remastered. But I’m wondering if it has to do with Sony distribution rights. You can stream them but not buy them. I know hardcore fans are not typically excited about greatest hits compilations. Personally I think it’s a bad for the legacy to have them out of publication because they can introduce his music to new fans. Does anyone with inside information have an idea why they are unavailable to buy?

Just chill, they'll be back sooner or later. They just have to figure things out.


They haven’t figured out The Gold Experience
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Reply #3 posted 01/13/21 11:53am

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Please continue to post in OP's existing open thread:

https://prince.org/msg/7/465615

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