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Thread started 04/04/14 12:58pm

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PRINCE GIVES THE PURPLE REINS TO NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING FOR WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION OF HIS CATALOGUE

Grammy winning multi-platinum music icon Prince has assigned his vast catalogue of songs to NPG Music Publishing. While the terms of the deal are not public, it includes a schedule of songs that Prince considers "fit 4 eternal publication."

The catalogue includes hits such as “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Let's Go Crazy,” “U Got the Look,” “Purple Rain,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” and many, many more. NPG Music Publishing marks the first time Prince’s publishing has been independently controlled and administered in over twenty years.

NPG Music Publishing was founded by Artists for Artists. The team will be led by some of the best talent in the industry.

NPG Music Publishing assisted with Prince's newest single on Epic Records, "FALLINLOVE2NITE," which was featured in the hit FOX television show New Girl earlier this year. The special episode featuring Prince aired directly after the Super Bowl and brought in record-breaking viewership.

NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's best-loved songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm.

Rolling Stone has called Prince "One of the most naturally gifted artists of all time," and now the world will be able to experience and enjoy more of his music through a myriad of mediums.

(PR press release sent to media outlets Apr 4,2014)
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Reply #1 posted 04/04/14 1:02pm

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jayceman said:

Grammy winning multi-platinum music icon Prince has assigned his vast catalogue of songs to NPG Music Publishing. While the terms of the deal are not public, it includes a schedule of songs that Prince considers "fit 4 eternal publication." The catalogue includes hits such as “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Let's Go Crazy,” “U Got the Look,” “Purple Rain,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” and many, many more. NPG Music Publishing marks the first time Prince’s publishing has been independently controlled and administered in over twenty years. NPG Music Publishing was founded by Artists for Artists. The team will be led by some of the best talent in the industry. NPG Music Publishing assisted with Prince's newest single on Epic Records, "FALLINLOVE2NITE," which was featured in the hit FOX television show New Girl earlier this year. The special episode featuring Prince aired directly after the Super Bowl and brought in record-breaking viewership. NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's best-loved songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm. Rolling Stone has called Prince "One of the most naturally gifted artists of all time," and now the world will be able to experience and enjoy more of his music through a myriad of mediums.

Give us the source buddy.

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Reply #2 posted 04/04/14 1:09pm

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ARTICLE:

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http://ventsmagazine.com/...catalogue/

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NPG Music Publishing Website:

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http://npgmusicpublishing.com/

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/14 1:25pm

jeffreymiller

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Reply #4 posted 04/04/14 1:45pm

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Front page news reading

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #5 posted 04/04/14 1:51pm

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OK..... and I don't get "the point":

Are we finally talking about some re-masters will be released, the old albums...

----> If not then, what's all this about????

(Please forgive, I am a non-english native....)

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Reply #6 posted 04/04/14 1:51pm

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"NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm."

Interesting..

Change it one more time..
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Reply #7 posted 04/04/14 2:04pm

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lezama said:

"NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm."

Interesting..

Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!!

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Reply #8 posted 04/04/14 2:10pm

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Reply #9 posted 04/04/14 2:11pm

Gohi

This feels gross.

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Reply #10 posted 04/04/14 2:17pm

thedoorkeeper

So he got rid of the middlemen right?

He is the publisher.

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Reply #11 posted 04/04/14 2:17pm

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love2thenines2003 said:

lezama said:

"NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm."

Interesting..

Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!!

Well interesting for observers of the music industry as well. Prince's business decisions are extremely fascinating because its one area where he's never followed trends.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #12 posted 04/04/14 2:18pm

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Free agent.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 04/04/14 2:20pm

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lezama said: love2thenines2003 said: Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!! Well interesting for observers of the music industry as well. Prince's business decisions are extremely fascinating because its one area where he's never followed trends. There are only so many ways to re-release his music. I don't anticipate anything groundbreaking. This is a money-grab for Prince (and he's earned it).
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #14 posted 04/04/14 2:26pm

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If he could, i think the removal of all existing WB cd stock and itunes uploads (also radio/streaming services) would be a good move and then re-introduce remasters one by one and create a buzz for them.

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Reply #15 posted 04/04/14 2:26pm

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love2thenines2003 said:

lezama said:

"NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm."

Interesting..

Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!!

well yes and no,

Yes Prince/NPG Publishing will make a load of $$$ off the syncs, but syncs help brake new artists and help with pitching songs to radio stations. Although many of these songs wont be "new" and he isnt a new artist, these syncs could open up Prince to an all new fanbase

I've discovered 2 artists I like alot by Shazamming songs off a commercial and during a movie I didnt know of the artist or the song before hearing it on the tv/screen.

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Reply #16 posted 04/04/14 2:31pm

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..... it includes a schedule of songs that Prince considers "fit 4 eternal publication."

I bet this will not include songs like 'sister', 'darling nikki', 'erotic city' etc etc
[Edited 4/4/14 14:32pm]
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Reply #17 posted 04/04/14 2:33pm

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i suppose the worry is he will 'dissapear' the risque songs from his catalog!

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Reply #18 posted 04/04/14 2:37pm

jstar69

Dandroppedadime said:

i suppose the worry is he will 'dissapear' the risque songs from his catalog!



Completely agree....
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Reply #19 posted 04/04/14 2:50pm

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http://www.npgmusicpublishing.com/

??????????????????????????????????

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Reply #20 posted 04/04/14 3:04pm

lust

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It means Rocksmith (Prince edition) is on it's way.

I wish!

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #21 posted 04/04/14 3:40pm

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love2thenines2003 said:



lezama said:


"NPG Music Publishing is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games and the commercial realm."



Interesting..





Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!!


It means well princes music will be licensed far more often...which IS interesting for fans. A third party that ISNT prince is handling the licensing and likely to make the music more easily accessible than princes tight squeeze have allowed in the past. Maybe more samples...commercials. His imprint on pop culture will be more accurately portrayed than in the manner he has heavily shielded his catalogue use in the past.

This is VERY interesting for fans.
[Edited 4/4/14 15:45pm]


And just maybe a rocksmith...if I was npg publishing I would definaly push for a deal with those type of gaming products...very lucrative.
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Reply #22 posted 04/04/14 3:53pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

love2thenines2003 said:

Interresting ONLY 4 Prince = $$$$$....not for fans !!!

It means well princes music will be licensed far more often...which IS interesting for fans. A third party that ISNT prince is handling the licensing and likely to make the music more easily accessible than princes tight squeeze have allowed in the past. Maybe more samples...commercials. His imprint on pop culture will be more accurately portrayed than in the manner he has heavily shielded his catalogue use in the past. This is VERY interesting for fans. [Edited 4/4/14 15:45pm] And just maybe a rocksmith...if I was npg publishing I would definaly push for a deal with those type of gaming products...very lucrative. [Edited 4/4/14 15:47pm] [Edited 4/4/14 15:47pm]

Rocksmith is an intersting proposition as it removes the supposed objection he has to guitar hero being as it's not a real instrument. I don't have Rocksmith, nor do I play guitar but I have a Hohner Telecaster gathering dust. "Rocksmith Prince" would provide the motivation I've been lacking.

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #23 posted 04/04/14 3:58pm

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love2thenines2003 said:

http://www.npgmusicpublishing.com/

??????????????????????????????????

HELLO! COOL!

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #24 posted 04/04/14 4:01pm

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So THIS is what this little nickle's been up to this last month...and prolly what been holding up this wrecka.

U sly Lil' debil u...
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Reply #25 posted 04/04/14 4:03pm

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Ummmm.... Prince licensed his songs.... to himself?

WTF does this even mean? And how is it news?
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #26 posted 04/04/14 4:07pm

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how photshopped is that pic lol.

PS. rip the pic it's quite big (good resolution) - good for you bootleggers out there...

[Edited 4/4/14 16:09pm]

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Reply #27 posted 04/04/14 4:16pm

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whatevery it means, it won't mean remasters, so don't hold your breath just yet.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #28 posted 04/04/14 4:16pm

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errant said:

Ummmm.... Prince licensed his songs.... to himself?

WTF does this even mean? And how is it news?

He gave gontrolnof licensing to a third party for large, famous portions of the catalogue. The degree of leeway they have to make licensing decisions is likely limited, not of free reign status, but at least is isn't Prince doing it. Prince is emotionally invested in many of these tunes and has avoided many lucrative deals that flop on his desk due to this emotional investment and desire to keep his 'chirren unbastardized'

With a third party having more control, soundtrack deals(which have been minimal), video games(which prince avoided like the Ebola virus) and probably samples in pop music and commercials(only little red corvette and hot thing... Other acts have multitudes of tunes in commercials...commercials equal exposure) as well...also helping to make the decisions of where and how new music is to be released(a la FALLINLUV2NITE) instead of prince doing all of that himself as well as making music. Music is likely to start flowing faster. For the services...npgpublishing operators get a cut.


I'm no publishing contract lawyer, but from what I've read this seems to be the boulevard taken.

Some reports make it sound third party...some make it sound in-house and under more of princes control...I'm am confused now like many others.
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Reply #29 posted 04/04/14 5:13pm

alexzander

sad I'm a die-hard Prince-head and this makes me sad. So sad. Thank God for boots.

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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