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Prince launches online subscription service

Prince performs at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

DENVER (Billboard) - After a year of diligently working to scrub the Internet of all unauthorized related music, photos, video and any other content not offered directly by him, Prince has launched a fan subscription service called (

For $77 a year, subscribers will get an as yet not fully outlined set of content that will include exclusive music, video, lyrics, artwork and photos. The site also might include the potential for streaming live performances from his Los Angeles home -- complete with song requests -- and access to a vast array of previously unreleased music, but this aspect of the service has not been confirmed.

According to Newsweek, the site will go live March 24, and on March 29 offer digital albums of the new Prince album.