Taylor Swift and Prince will release new projects to streaming services

Taylor Swift in L.A.

Taylor Swift in L.A.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Taylor Swift and Prince are releasing exclusives to competing music streaming services they support, Swift serving up a free stream of a performance from her 1989 Tour for Apple Music, and Prince delivering his latest album on Tidal.

Swift took time Sunday, on her 26th birthday, to make the announcement that “The 1989 World Tour Live” will stream free to Apple Music users on Dec. 20.

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The performance was recorded during her tour stop in November in Sydney, Australia. In addition to video of the concert itself, the stream will include scenes from backstage and excerpts of rehearsals with many of the guests she brought on stage with her in different cities over the course of the tour.

The stream will be offered at

Meanwhile, Prince dropped his new album “Hitnrun Phase Two” over the weekend as an exclusive available only on the Tidal music service.

After working in recent years with his stripped-down group 3rdEyeGirl, Prince has brought back his large-scale New Power Generation band on the new collection of a dozen tracks, several of them featuring a 16-piece horn section combining Prince’s NPG Hornz and Minneapolis-based Hornheads.

It was recorded over a period of about four years, according to Prince’s spokeswoman.

Among the tracks on “Hitnrun Phase Two” is “Baltimore,” the call for peace and better understanding that he released in the wake of rioting sparked by racial clashes in that city.

The new album follows quickly on the heels of “Hitnrun Phase One” that Prince released on Sept. 7.

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