Prince

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Prince on stage in Paris in 2011. Music companies and Spotify are planning a splashy marketing campaign to debut the return of hit albums such as Purple Rain to streaming sites. Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s estate is gearing up to unleash his music catalogue to Spotify and other digital music platforms this weekend, bringing one of music’s highe(...)

US musician Prince performs at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock Wood, southern England. File photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

The record label for Prince has sued rap star Jay Z’s entertainment company for copyright infringement, saying it illegally offered the late musician’(...)

Having forged his name as a producer of eclectic electronic music with his impressive 2012 debut (Legion) and a smattering of EPs, Cork’s Ruairi Lync(...)

Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan has  said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. An autopsy found Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller. File photograph: Getty Images

US singer Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation programme to battle their addictions to prescription drugs. The soul singer sa(...)

You may not be able to tell from the style of music that their band peddles, but Bryce and Aaron Dessner were teenage Deadheads. The guitarists (...)

 Prince:  exerted an unusual level of control over his music publishing. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/WireImage for NPG Records

The unimaginative rush by some brands to colour their logos purple in the wake of Prince’s death was ironic given how much the singer avoided licensi(...)

 US musician Prince performing during half-time at Super Bowl XLI  in Miami. The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to painkillers, according to a new report. File photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to painkillers, the Minneapolis Star Tri(...)

Prince’s band The Revolution have said they plan to reunite. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Revolution, the band that played with Prince during the Purple Rain era, say they plan to reunite and perform again “soon”. In a video posted on (...)

The tribute to Prince, who died suddenly at the age of 57, at the First Avenue club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince is not thought to have left behind a will following his sudden death, according to court documents filed by the music superstar’s sister. Tyka(...)

Album sales were led by The Very Best of Prince a 2001 compilation of the R&B artist’s hits including Purple Rain and Kiss, which sold more than 250,000 copies in the three days. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The music of Prince soared to the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday after the singer’s sudden death last week, as mourning fan(...)

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