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Prince, Warner Bros. announce deluxe reissue of 'Purple Rain' for its 30th anniversary

Warner Bros. announced today that it has renewed its famously contentious relationship with Prince, according to Billboard.

The musician has signed a global licensing deal with the company that includes a new album, a deluxe reissue of "Purple Rain" for the 30th anniversary of its original release as well as the release of some music from Prince's archives.

"Purple Rain" is by far Prince's most well-known album. It is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name. 

Prince, 55, had a notoriously difficult relationship with Warner Bros., which signed him for his first album, 1979's "For You." Beginning in the mid-1990s, he released albums using a symbol in place of his name during tough negotiations about how much material the company would allow him to release.

In the years since, he has largely released music via his website and short distribution deals with other labels. 

Read more at Billboard.

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