Posted on August 18, 2021

Legacy Recordings / Sony Music is pleased to announce that for the first time, a complete and unreleased album is being issued from Prince’s vault.

AirPlay Direct is pleased to deliver “Prince - The Story of Welcome 2 America” album and radio special that gives insights and covers the release of this long-awaited treasure from Prince’s personal vault.

Produced by the Prince Estate, the

radio special is hosted by Andrea Swensson, formerly of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, and created by the team behind the Official Prince Podcast.

Over the course of this one hour radio special, you and your listeners will enjoy taking a deep dive on “Prince - Welcome 2 America,” a political and poignant album that Prince recorded in 2010 but didn’t release.

You’re going to hear from the people who worked closely with Prince during his “Welcome 2 America” era -- including his bandmates, his manager, and his close friend Dr. Cornel West.

Other interviews include Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Fiorillo, Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Coleman, Morris Hayes and Kiran Sharma.

“We are very honored to have the opportunity to share this most rare and wonderful piece of art that Prince has left behind for us," said Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct. "Both the album and radio special are an amazing journey into the artistic mind of a genius that continues to deliver relevant, prophetic and meaningful art long after his passing from this earth.”

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, entertainment and media consulting firm. Our Clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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