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bashraka

SLAVE TRADE-"How Prince Re-Made The Music Business"

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In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - control of his masters and the freedom to release what he wanted when he wanted. After a bitter war of words, during which the star scrawled Slave across his cheek whenever he appeared in public and routinely dissed his label, the parties finally settled and Prince henceforth was free to take full control of his music and the way it was sold to consumers. Prince approached this task with devastating foresight as he routinely created new marketing concepts which, with time, became the norm across the music world. Recognising the future power of the world-wide-web as an essential distribution tool for recorded work long before the majors realised what a huge threat the internet would pose to their core sales methods, it is no exaggeration to say that Prince reinvented the industry for the 21st century. This film explores and documents this strange but prophetic period in Prince's career and with the help of those who witnessed events as they unfolded, shows that Prince is not just a remarkable musician, performer and composer, but arguably, also has the shrewdest brain in show business.

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #1 posted 05/25/14 9:20pm

bashraka

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #2 posted 05/26/14 1:34am

Pentacle

Directors: J. Witness & N.O. at the Bank

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #3 posted 05/26/14 3:17pm

djThunderfunk

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hmmm

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #4 posted 05/26/14 4:17pm

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I said this on Facebook....... if this DVD is just a narrator recounting the facts that we all already know, it's not gonna be too interesting.

It doesn't mention any interviewees, which is troubling.

A documentary like this needs people like Alan Leeds, Levi Seacer, Russ Thyret to speak about what really went down....

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Reply #5 posted 05/26/14 7:39pm

WisdomNLove

Militant said:

I said this on Facebook..... if this DVD is just a narrator recounting the facts that we all already know, it's not gonna be too interesting.

It doesn't mention any interviewees, which is troubling.

A documentary like this needs people like Alan Leeds, Levi Seacer, Russ Thyret to speak about what really went down....




Agreed, I absolutely love the idea of this, it's just gotta be done and delivered right. Prince is undeniably a pioneer in music still writing new groundbreaking chapters, yup yup! fro yoda guitar
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Reply #6 posted 06/02/14 1:04pm

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Militant said:

I said this on Facebook....... if this DVD is just a narrator recounting the facts that we all already know, it's not gonna be too interesting.

It doesn't mention any interviewees, which is troubling.

A documentary like this needs people like Alan Leeds, Levi Seacer, Russ Thyret to speak about what really went down....

"with the help of those who witnessed events as they unfolded"

Doesn't this mean innerviews?

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
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Reply #7 posted 07/12/14 1:03am

jseven

Militant said:

I said this on Facebook....... if this DVD is just a narrator recounting the facts that we all already know, it's not gonna be too interesting.

It doesn't mention any interviewees, which is troubling.

A documentary like this needs people like Alan Leeds, Levi Seacer, Russ Thyret to speak about what really went down....

Alan Leeds, Michael B., Sonny T., Jason Draper, Joe Levy, and other are on it. All new interviews done in the past year. I was asked to be a part of it, but not knowing what direction they would go, I declined. It is quite good and I enjoyed it.

This DVD is a must for the fans who just don't want to hear only about 78-88.

It starts in the summer of 91 and goes up to today. Talks about the recording of "Exodus" and "The Gold Experience" and Michael B. even recounts how they came up with "3121". It covers all aspects of the $100 million dollar contract and how he fought Warners and looked for different ways to release his music.

The documentary is long but it is quite insightful. I cannot recommend it enough.

[Edited 7/12/14 1:07am]

Silence Speaks A Thousand Words.
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Reply #8 posted 07/15/14 12:56am

mattosgood

Should have been a book - would receive more credibility that way

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In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - control of his masters and the freedom to release what he wanted when he wanted. After a bitter war of words, during which the star scrawled Slave across his cheek whenever he appeared in public and routinely dissed his label, the parties finally settled and Prince henceforth was free to take full control of his music and the way it was sold to consumers. Prince approached this task with devastating foresight as he routinely created new marketing concepts which, with time, became the norm across the music world. Recognising the future power of the world-wide-web as an essential distribution tool for recorded work long before the majors realised what a huge threat the internet would pose to their core sales methods, it is no exaggeration to say that Prince reinvented the industry for the 21st century. This film explores and documents this strange but prophetic period in Prince's career and with the help of those who witnessed events as they unfolded, shows that Prince is not just a remarkable musician, performer and composer, but arguably, also has the shrewdest brain in show business.

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Reply #9 posted 07/15/14 12:56am

mattosgood

mattosgood said:

Should have been a book - would receive more credibility that way

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Editorial Reviews

In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - control of his masters and the freedom to release what he wanted when he wanted. After a bitter war of words, during which the star scrawled Slave across his cheek whenever he appeared in public and routinely dissed his label, the parties finally settled and Prince henceforth was free to take full control of his music and the way it was sold to consumers. Prince approached this task with devastating foresight as he routinely created new marketing concepts which, with time, became the norm across the music world. Recognising the future power of the world-wide-web as an essential distribution tool for recorded work long before the majors realised what a huge threat the internet would pose to their core sales methods, it is no exaggeration to say that Prince reinvented the industry for the 21st century. This film explores and documents this strange but prophetic period in Prince's career and with the help of those who witnessed events as they unfolded, shows that Prince is not just a remarkable musician, performer and composer, but arguably, also has the shrewdest brain in show business.

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Reply #10 posted 07/15/14 1:36am

KeithyT

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jseven said:

Militant said:

I said this on Facebook....... if this DVD is just a narrator recounting the facts that we all already know, it's not gonna be too interesting.

It doesn't mention any interviewees, which is troubling.

A documentary like this needs people like Alan Leeds, Levi Seacer, Russ Thyret to speak about what really went down....

Alan Leeds, Michael B., Sonny T., Jason Draper, Joe Levy, and other are on it. All new interviews done in the past year. I was asked to be a part of it, but not knowing what direction they would go, I declined. It is quite good and I enjoyed it.

This DVD is a must for the fans who just don't want to hear only about 78-88.

It starts in the summer of 91 and goes up to today. Talks about the recording of "Exodus" and "The Gold Experience" and Michael B. even recounts how they came up with "3121". It covers all aspects of the $100 million dollar contract and how he fought Warners and looked for different ways to release his music.

The documentary is long but it is quite insightful. I cannot recommend it enough.

[Edited 7/12/14 1:07am]

Thanks for the insight J cool

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #11 posted 07/15/14 2:34am

linus4000

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Yes, thank you, J smile

Nice to see you here again:))

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