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Thread started 07/13/17 7:45am

soladeo1

Spotify...for a Prince fan is it worth it??

I have never used Spotify in my life, or Apple Music for that matter.

Am I missing something??

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/17 8:37am

TheEnglishGent

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soladeo1 said:

I have never used Spotify in my life, or Apple Music for that matter.

Am I missing something??

They both have free trials so have a look and see if either is worth it to you. For me it isn't worth it but I own all the albums and have them on my phone, so streaming Prince isn't needed.

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 07/13/17 8:39am

paisleypark4

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soladeo1 said:

I have never used Spotify in my life, or Apple Music for that matter.

Am I missing something??

There's much more Prince on Tidal, even the NPG albums down to singles he only released on Tidal...for the same price dog.

As well, his Purple Pick Of The Week Playlist is pretty damn good too.

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/17 9:07am

Rev

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PP4 is right. If you're paying Tidal has the most material.

I have the free version of Spotify. Not as much Prince as Tidal. It has the 3 TIME albums, Sheila E's up to ICON.

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Reply #4 posted 07/13/17 9:14am

heymistermusic

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I don't know about you, but I get miffed everytime I tune into a so-called "Prince" channel, and after the first Prince track, it plays 4 to 5 other artists instead.

In my world, a Prince channel... plays only Prince! Which is why I prefer to play my own playlist on my own device, and keep my money in my pocket pimp2

What do YOU think?

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Reply #5 posted 07/13/17 12:02pm

darkroman

By the CDs or downloads.

Support the artists.


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Reply #6 posted 07/13/17 2:21pm

frankagogo

the 2 Madhouse albums are on Spotify...

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Reply #7 posted 07/13/17 2:56pm

rdhull

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A Prince fan shouldnt need spotify. Should have it all in their own collection already.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #8 posted 07/13/17 3:18pm

PurpleYoda3121

You can get Spotify for free, so why not?

U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #9 posted 07/13/17 3:37pm

Doozer

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If you're a Prince fan, it's unlikely there's anything on Spotify or Apple Music that you don't already have.

It's possible that you might find something you don't have on Tidal. If you do, buy it, don't stream it.

If you're going to stream music and pay for it, I'd go with Apple Music or Google Play…something that lets you upload your own music (especially tracks not available on their service) and sync it with all your devices, so all your music is with you wherever you go.

Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #10 posted 07/13/17 4:44pm

sexton

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frankagogo said:

the 2 Madhouse albums are on Spotify...


And on Tidal

And on Google Play

And on iTunes...

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/17 5:10pm

nosajd

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For the time being I would stick with Tidal, much much more selection & they have the same music available to listen to outside of the Prince genre. I'm very satisfied with Tidal thus far.

Btw, to say someone isn't a Prince fan b/c they don't have the albums on cd is complete BS. New fans aren't going to drop $500 on cds right away. That's some super snobby BS if I've ever heard it.

I'm a Prince fan & I don't own every album on CD. One, b/c much of my collection was stolen, two b/c I ain't going to drop a sh!t ton of money on CD's when I have everything in digital format. With all that aside, TO EACH THEIR OWN. RESPECT ALL PURPLE PEEPS!

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/17 5:15pm

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Much more material on Tidal, including the exclusive music, such as the Piano & Microphone tracks, 'Indifference' video, etc.

You can download those without a subscription though and there are free trials.
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Reply #13 posted 07/13/17 6:52pm

mdmeridius

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If you're going to use it on your PC/Mac, then I reccomend Spotify, because it doesn't actually have the limitations of the mobile version (6 skips, sponsored messages, not being able to choose a particular track).
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Reply #14 posted 07/14/17 3:50am

skipthecharade
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I don't have Tidal anymore, but yes they offer the most.

But no 4Ever if I'm correct (so no Moonbeam Levels..)

Apple Music has HnR2 which is not on Spotify. And you can add your own cd's/downloads to Apple and Google.

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Reply #15 posted 07/14/17 7:05am

paisleypark4

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skipthecharades said:

I don't have Tidal anymore, but yes they offer the most.

But no 4Ever if I'm correct (so no Moonbeam Levels..)

Apple Music has HnR2 which is not on Spotify. And you can add your own cd's/downloads to Apple and Google.

Now that part I didnt know

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #16 posted 07/14/17 6:02pm

OrangeClock

frankagogo said:

the 2 Madhouse albums are on Spotify...

Along with The Family album, but they don't look official at all

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Reply #17 posted 07/14/17 6:11pm

OrangeClock

Spotify has the best UI of the big 3.

And you can upload your own files onto it as well through playlists & the local music directory

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I'm also hooked up on the family plan, I'm paying 15.99$/month and 5 other of my family members are using it. Gives them access to a premium account subscription with sound quality of 320kbs OGG.

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Spotify is also great because it has tons of playlists, allowing for basically endless music discovery. If you're a lover of music and listen to various genres pretty seamlessly then spotify is definitely a great bet

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Imo super worth it, they're practically giving away entire catalogs of music away for a ridculously cheap price

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Reply #18 posted 07/14/17 6:15pm

OrangeClock

Tried Tidal for a couple of months when Prince removed all of his music from Spotify in June 2015

This is how I would describe my experience;

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ran back to Spotify as fast as I could. Android UI is awful and it kept on deleting my downloads

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Reply #19 posted 07/15/17 2:47am

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OrangeClock said:

And you can upload your own files onto it as well through playlists & the local music directory

I tried that but it keeps messing with the tags, it plays the right song but wrong cover art and different artist with ' Prince' in it's name. You also have to place those tracks in a playlist to listen on a mobile device.

Apple & Google do a better job imo, once uploaded it's on all your devices and you can adjust tags and covers if necessary.

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Reply #20 posted 07/15/17 7:16am

maceoparker007

I have my Prince catalog (over 130 CD's) accessible on my phone via streaming using PLEX. Its great smile

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Reply #21 posted 07/15/17 9:22am

paisleypark4

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OrangeClock said:

Tried Tidal for a couple of months when Prince removed all of his music from Spotify in June 2015

This is how I would describe my experience;

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ran back to Spotify as fast as I could. Android UI is awful and it kept on deleting my downloads

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Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
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Reply #22 posted 07/15/17 10:29am

TKO

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I use my physical copies at home and Spotify everywhere else.

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Reply #23 posted 07/15/17 4:31pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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rdhull said:

A Prince fan shouldnt need spotify. Should have it all in their own collection already.

Amen! But you know there are the newbies.

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #24 posted 07/18/17 7:55pm

ForceofNature

rdhull said:

A Prince fan shouldnt need spotify. Should have it all in their own collection already.

Different people have different needs though, it really just depends how a person listens to their music.

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Reply #25 posted 07/18/17 8:57pm

tishal

Wlcm2thdwn3 said:



rdhull said:


A Prince fan shouldnt need spotify. Should have it all in their own collection already.



Amen! But you know there are the newbies.


I have my own collection, but also a tidal member so that I can listen in my phone and at work. There are a few that they don't have, but their collection plenty large.
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Reply #26 posted 07/22/17 1:13pm

206Michelle

I would suggest Tidal instead of Spotify. I have had Spotify for several months, and I initially joined Spotify right after Prince's material became available on there. I just started a free trial with Tidal today and Tidal has the vast majority of Prince's Warner Brothers and non-Warner Brothers releases whereas Spotify only has his Warner Brothers releases. Therefore, I will definitely be switching to Tidal when my subscription for this month ends with Spotify. I think that my rationale for joining Spotify was that I thought that Tidal might stop carrying Prince's material due to the legal issues that Tidal and the Estate are having. Also, I had a coworker who had Spotify and liked it. But as a Prince fan, Tidal is definitely better because it has more of his music.

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