If you’ve ever tried to show your mates just how good Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ music video, chances are that you’ve managed upon a stumbling block of sorts. Namely that the video wasn’t exactly allowed on YouTube by none other than Prince himself. But the good news is that thanks to Prince’s estate, some of the music legend’s music videos are finally being allowed on the video sharing site.
Prince’s attitude toward sites like YouTube was rather well known, he actually went so far as to ban his music from the site he once famously threatened to sue. In fact, back in March of last year, Prince responded to fans asking about the removal of his videos by stating “Since YouTube doesn’t pay equitable licensing fees, isn’t that a nonsensical question?”
As Pitchfork reports, an official account has begun uploading some of Prince’s videos to both YouTube and Vevo. At this stage, classics like ‘I Would Die 4 U’, ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, and When Doves Cry’ are available for streaming, as well as a couple of other Prince staples.
You may also recall that earlier this year, Prince’s music finally came to streaming services, after being exclusively available on Tidal previously. Maybe this means that Prince’s estate are a lot more open towards the idea of streaming and the future of the music industry.
Check out the video for ‘When Doves Cry’ below before it’s quickly remov- actually, it should be there for some time, we hope.