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PETA re-release Prince’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ as a free download

Prince donated a song to PETA in 1999 on their 20th anniversary and now, to commemorate what would be Prince’s 58th birthday they are making the track a free download.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are making Prince’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ track available to all for free 17 years after he donated the track to the organisation. The track was created to promote veganism and the ethical treatment of animals, which is being released by PETA in association with Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia.

In a statement Mayte Garcia said: “Prince didn’t want to celebrate birthdays but [rather to] live life to elevate and educate to the next level of enlightenment. My mission every 7 June is not only to celebrate his birth but also, with PETA, to remember this man by making 7 June a day where Prince fans go vegan to see how much better they feel and to honour his kind legacy.

“PETA has a veg pledge on their site to make it really easy. It all begins this 7 June, when we get together to share our love for Prince and to release the incredible song he donated to PETA – ‘Animal Kingdom’ – as a free download at Prince said, ‘Compassion is an action word with no boundaries’, and that’s our message with this campaign, which everyone can participate in.”

Prince was a vocal supporter of animal rights and PETA throughout his lifetime. He famously remarked: “We need an Animal Rights Day when all slaughterhouses shut down.” Prince’s 58th birthday would have been tomorrow, the 7th of June, and will be marked with a party at PETA’s LA HQ hosted by Mayte Garcia. Celebrity attendees include Russell Simmons, Pamela Anderson, Moby, Tony Kanal, and Belinda Carlisle.

You can download and stream the song here where you can also pledge to go vegan in honour of Prince.

Reddit Music Player

A user on Reddit has created a music player that creates playlists based on subreddits.

There are currently over 280 subreddits which you can choose from to play a playlist of the most recently recommended songs from YouTube on that subreddit.

The user, who goes by Illyism, said:

I made it because I liked listening to music on Reddit and wanted a better interface for it. I just select subs I like and hit play and it’ll keep playing for as long as I like.
You can pick any amount of subs you like and sort them similar to how Reddit does and it’ll make a playlist out of that.

You can easily check it out for some interesting playlists here.

Google Play Music Offering Free, Ad-Supported Service

Google Play Music announced yesterday that they will be offering a free, ad-supported version allowing users access to their catalogue of 30 million songs free of charge.
Until now Google Play Music has used a subscription based service and hopes that this free service will encourage more users to subscribe.

This free model will give users the chance to browse the hundreds of unique stations Google has created for a variety of genres, moods, decades and activities. Google introduced this feature after integrating with Songza last summer.

In Google’s blog post announcing their free version they said it gives you a new way to find the right music and gives artists another way to earn revenue. This announcement comes just days after Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple’s plans not to compensate artists during the free three-month trial of their new service, Apple Music, a decision they have now reversed.

The free service is currently only available in the US however you can get a free month trial of Google Play Music here.