Prince Deals with Sony

By | March 29, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Columbia Records will issue Prince’s “Musicology” album April 20 in the United States through a new worldwide manufacturing and distribution deal the artist signed with Sony.

The deal allows for future collaborations between Prince and Sony. In 2001, Prince released “The Rainbow Children” through Sony’s RED Distribution.

Prince’s last liaison with a major label was 1999’s “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic,” released by Arista.

In other Prince news, Regal Entertainment Theaters will broadcast the artist’s March 29 Los Angeles concert in 43 U.S. markets. Fans attending the screenings and the Staples Center show will receive “Musicology” as part of the ticket price.