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Reply #30 posted 09/30/15 2:21pm

lwr001

PurpleMedley122 said:

lwr001 said:

ok, whatwever you say,,i'll go back to sleep if you think thats promotion instead of a randonm one off

LMFAO. Are you serious? U think that Prince (or any other artist) show up to these shows, award appearances, etc. out of the goodness of their hearts or something? They have something to promote. Jesus, the lengths fams go to to defend Prince's nonsence is laughable.

what am i de3fending ,,slow your ass down slick,.,,i said they were random, my opinion,,not here to defend anything,,i i stated that he was never really promoted an album traditoinally like other artists..you list some a show he appeared on once as some sort of promotion,, i then said, i m going back to sleep

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Reply #31 posted 09/30/15 2:55pm

3rdeyedude

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complete video is here:

http://www.today.com/popc...all-t47081

I like how she was about to spill the beans about something and he stopped her. New album I guess?

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Reply #32 posted 09/30/15 3:07pm

jeffreymiller

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

rolleyes


rolleyes rolleyes
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Reply #33 posted 09/30/15 3:27pm

1contessa

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

This was a BRILLIANT move of prince to sneak on The Today show unexpectedly through Tamron!

They didn't know what hit them! They were so gaga over prince......


"Oh that's the man who did Purple Rain, oooh!"

"What's that new song called again, Go F yourself?"

"I heard it but can't remember anymore. Purple rain, purple rainnnn!"

lol lol lol

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Reply #34 posted 09/30/15 3:33pm

Aerogram

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

rolleyes

rolleyes rolleyes

rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

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Reply #35 posted 09/30/15 4:09pm

laurarichardso
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luv2tha99s said:

lwr001 said:

He has never promoted albums../He is wayyyy past any make or break point for his career no matter what anyone on here thinks..Certain shit, he dont have to do ..period..Traditional promtions is one of them



What are you talking about? He has(up until recently)always promoted his albums. MTV Cherry Moon contest, TRL, VMA, Letterman, Leno, Grammy's, Oscars, Golden Globes, Bandstand, Soul Train, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Billboard Music Awards, I heart radio, Fallon. Methinks you have selective memory my friend.

// He has not done a full promotional push since 2004. He made a 80 mill off that tour and to me has been in semi retirement mode since. I think we are seeing a turn around now.
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Reply #36 posted 09/30/15 4:38pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

laurarichardson said:

luv2tha99s said:
What are you talking about? He has(up until recently)always promoted his albums. MTV Cherry Moon contest, TRL, VMA, Letterman, Leno, Grammy's, Oscars, Golden Globes, Bandstand, Soul Train, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Billboard Music Awards, I heart radio, Fallon. Methinks you have selective memory my friend.
// He has not done a full promotional push since 2004. He made a 80 mill off that tour and to me has been in semi retirement mode since. I think we are seeing a turn around now.

prince went on a Hit&Run promotional club tour 4 the number#1 album 3121. Appeared on SnL to give argubly his best live tv per4mance, appeared on the 2006 BET Awards.American Idol. & concluded it with his Vegas residency 3121Vegas at the Rio Hotel that was Xtended to 6 months...2006-07

[Edited 9/30/15 16:47pm]

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #37 posted 09/30/15 4:41pm

alandail

lwr001 said:

He has never promoted albums../He is wayyyy past any make or break point for his career no matter what anyone on here thinks..Certain shit, he dont have to do ..period..Traditional promtions is one of them

yes he has, he has toured to promote albums, he has made full length videos and feature movies to promote albums, and he has had numerous high profile TV appearances and interviews to promote albums, including 3 consecutive nights on the Tonight Show to promote Lotusflower the week it came out and voth Saturday Night Live and the Yahoo release stream last year the day after AOA and PE were released. And he used to have WB actively promoting his releases.

Just compare the results of his promotion last year when he had two top 11 debuts to doing nothing this year and debuting at #50. Last year he charted on airplay charts for several weeks. The year nothing as well.

All we get so far this year is 3EG talkign about all of the "hits" on HitNRun and a phone call to the Today show. Meanwhile the album has fallen all the way to 183. If he wants to have hits again, which he clearly does (otherwise why release singles and talk about the hits on the album), he needs to do some real promotion.

Duran Duran, who I didn't even know was still together, came out with a new album the same week as HitNRun. They appeared on multiple TV shows. I only even knew they had an album because my wife had Jimmy Fallon, which is the entire point of making the appearnces. Their album debuted at #10.

If Prince is creating music because he wants people to listen to it, he needs to put some effort into actually promoting the music.

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Reply #38 posted 09/30/15 11:43pm

Rebeljuice

lwr001 said:

Astasheiks said:

lol nod yeahthat

thank you..folks is acting like he did that during purple rain; he didnt..cant think of a single shwo he did to promtoe that albumm I canty think of a single time sans Musicology where he promoted an album in earnest..Just not a thing he has done ever

Errr.... so a world tour for an album isnt promotion? He promoted pretty much every WB album with a tour AND played songs from the new album. Only since his "independence" has he faltered on the promotional front.

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Reply #39 posted 10/01/15 2:18am

Thizz

I enjoyed this song more than the whole HitNRun album . . it would be nice if his next project was in the vain of this song. In one interview he said he looks for songs to go with other songs so that hopefully this is a song he's building a project around

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Reply #40 posted 10/01/15 2:34am

pdiddy2011

alandail said:

lwr001 said:

He has never promoted albums../He is wayyyy past any make or break point for his career no matter what anyone on here thinks..Certain shit, he dont have to do ..period..Traditional promtions is one of them

yes he has, he has toured to promote albums, he has made full length videos and feature movies to promote albums, and he has had numerous high profile TV appearances and interviews to promote albums, including 3 consecutive nights on the Tonight Show to promote Lotusflower the week it came out and voth Saturday Night Live and the Yahoo release stream last year the day after AOA and PE were released. And he used to have WB actively promoting his releases.

Just compare the results of his promotion last year when he had two top 11 debuts to doing nothing this year and debuting at #50. Last year he charted on airplay charts for several weeks. The year nothing as well.

All we get so far this year is 3EG talkign about all of the "hits" on HitNRun and a phone call to the Today show. Meanwhile the album has fallen all the way to 183. If he wants to have hits again, which he clearly does (otherwise why release singles and talk about the hits on the album), he needs to do some real promotion.

Duran Duran, who I didn't even know was still together, came out with a new album the same week as HitNRun. They appeared on multiple TV shows. I only even knew they had an album because my wife had Jimmy Fallon, which is the entire point of making the appearnces. Their album debuted at #10.

If Prince is creating music because he wants people to listen to it, he needs to put some effort into actually promoting the music.

I have never gotten the sense that Prince liked the promotion game, tv interviews, award shows, etc. - unless it was "performing live". I agree that since he has become an "unrestricted free- agent", he has generally done far less promotion - a result of him not being contractually obligated to do so and him just not wanting to do it. I always find it puzzling that people get mad that he doesn't promote his own music. If he doesn't want to, what's the big deal? He is still getting paid and we are still getting music. Some people seem to care a whole lot more about Prince "charting" than he does.

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Reply #41 posted 10/01/15 5:18am

iZsaZsa

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NouveauDance said:



KCOOLMUZIQ said:


prince KNOWS him some beautiful women!!!! biggrin It looks like the other host were a lil jealous of Tamron's friendship with prince ...



Yeah, they're jealous, that's what it is.


I want to talk with Prince everyday.
What?
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Reply #42 posted 10/01/15 6:35am

murph

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I couldn't get througn all of the dick slobbery. Was there actually anything announced other than the new single on iTunes?





Again...what is wrong with some of u people? lol....Only on a Prince site would fans bitch about
said subject of this site about getting praise from folks...

Some Prince fans r special people...
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Reply #43 posted 10/01/15 6:42am

Rebeljuice

I dunno, sometimes I just feel that Prince is phoning it in these days....

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Reply #44 posted 10/01/15 6:45am

SchlomoThaHomo

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murph said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I couldn't get througn all of the dick slobbery. Was there actually anything announced other than the new single on iTunes?

Again...what is wrong with some of u people? lol....Only on a Prince site would fans bitch about said subject of this site about getting praise from folks... Some Prince fans r special people...


I think the hosts were acting like a bunch of frothy-mouthed buffoons, and I was too embarrassed to continue watching because I hate that shit. Doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.

Also, if what is "wrong" with people seems to bother you so much, maybe focusing on what is "right" with them would ease your tension a little. shrug

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #45 posted 10/01/15 7:39am

luvsexy4all

only thing to be concerned with is zel putting a spell on that lady...

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Reply #46 posted 10/01/15 7:42am

alandail

pdiddy2011 said:

alandail said:

yes he has, he has toured to promote albums, he has made full length videos and feature movies to promote albums, and he has had numerous high profile TV appearances and interviews to promote albums, including 3 consecutive nights on the Tonight Show to promote Lotusflower the week it came out and voth Saturday Night Live and the Yahoo release stream last year the day after AOA and PE were released. And he used to have WB actively promoting his releases.

Just compare the results of his promotion last year when he had two top 11 debuts to doing nothing this year and debuting at #50. Last year he charted on airplay charts for several weeks. The year nothing as well.

All we get so far this year is 3EG talkign about all of the "hits" on HitNRun and a phone call to the Today show. Meanwhile the album has fallen all the way to 183. If he wants to have hits again, which he clearly does (otherwise why release singles and talk about the hits on the album), he needs to do some real promotion.

Duran Duran, who I didn't even know was still together, came out with a new album the same week as HitNRun. They appeared on multiple TV shows. I only even knew they had an album because my wife had Jimmy Fallon, which is the entire point of making the appearnces. Their album debuted at #10.

If Prince is creating music because he wants people to listen to it, he needs to put some effort into actually promoting the music.

I have never gotten the sense that Prince liked the promotion game, tv interviews, award shows, etc. - unless it was "performing live". I agree that since he has become an "unrestricted free- agent", he has generally done far less promotion - a result of him not being contractually obligated to do so and him just not wanting to do it. I always find it puzzling that people get mad that he doesn't promote his own music. If he doesn't want to, what's the big deal? He is still getting paid and we are still getting music. Some people seem to care a whole lot more about Prince "charting" than he does.

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

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Reply #47 posted 10/01/15 7:50am

Rebeljuice

alandail said:

pdiddy2011 said:

I have never gotten the sense that Prince liked the promotion game, tv interviews, award shows, etc. - unless it was "performing live". I agree that since he has become an "unrestricted free- agent", he has generally done far less promotion - a result of him not being contractually obligated to do so and him just not wanting to do it. I always find it puzzling that people get mad that he doesn't promote his own music. If he doesn't want to, what's the big deal? He is still getting paid and we are still getting music. Some people seem to care a whole lot more about Prince "charting" than he does.

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

Maybe he is scared that if this album sold in the millions, Josh would up and leave with a small fortune and take his missus with him. smile

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Reply #48 posted 10/01/15 10:14am

pdiddy2011

alandail said:

pdiddy2011 said:

I have never gotten the sense that Prince liked the promotion game, tv interviews, award shows, etc. - unless it was "performing live". I agree that since he has become an "unrestricted free- agent", he has generally done far less promotion - a result of him not being contractually obligated to do so and him just not wanting to do it. I always find it puzzling that people get mad that he doesn't promote his own music. If he doesn't want to, what's the big deal? He is still getting paid and we are still getting music. Some people seem to care a whole lot more about Prince "charting" than he does.

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

I don't understand your reasoning regarding the album name or your ThirdEyeGirl reference; why that means he really cares about charting. I am sure he wants people to buy the album, but maybe the full promotion push is not worth the expenditure, especially not being backed by a major label. Also, maybe he decided that being independent is worth losing some of the things being backed by a major label provides, promotion for example. And that epecially makes since if he doesn't like doing promotion and/or never cared for doing it. He always seemed to be way more about music output than complimentary aspects like promotion and website, etc.

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Reply #49 posted 10/01/15 10:46am

KCOOLMUZIQ

alandail said:

pdiddy2011 said:

I have never gotten the sense that Prince liked the promotion game, tv interviews, award shows, etc. - unless it was "performing live". I agree that since he has become an "unrestricted free- agent", he has generally done far less promotion - a result of him not being contractually obligated to do so and him just not wanting to do it. I always find it puzzling that people get mad that he doesn't promote his own music. If he doesn't want to, what's the big deal? He is still getting paid and we are still getting music. Some people seem to care a whole lot more about Prince "charting" than he does.

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

rolleyes

prince is actually a marketing genius! He knows what he has to do & promotes albums that he know will sell or become profitable for him as an independent artist. He picks and chooses how he wants to market his product @ the moment & when.

BtW prince NEVER did ANY promotion 4 Purple Rain period & it sold over 20 million copies..

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #50 posted 10/01/15 11:08am

JKOOLMUSIC

This phone call to the Today Show is sure to send housewives to Target in droves for the physical release. They will tell their kids and their kids will tell their friends, then they will all skip school to watch Judith Hill and Prince perform the brilliant Million Dollar Show. Its like when he popped on to the set of the view and sales for Lotusflow3r skyrocketed at Target. Anything to get them to Target. You know those housewives can barely boot up their Gateway computers and dial into the internet let alone some sophisticated groundbreaking program like Tidal. Brilliance.

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Reply #51 posted 10/01/15 11:22am

Pentacle

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

alandail said:

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

BtW prince NEVER did ANY promotion 4 Purple Rain period & it sold over 20 million copies..


I heard Prince made some kind of film back then.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #52 posted 10/01/15 11:37am

KCOOLMUZIQ

JKOOLMUSIC said:

This phone call to the Today Show is sure to send housewives to Target in droves for the physical release. They will tell their kids and their kids will tell their friends, then they will all skip school to watch Judith Hill and Prince perform the brilliant Million Dollar Show. Its like when he popped on to the set of the view and sales for Lotusflow3r skyrocketed at Target. Anything to get them to Target. You know those housewives can barely boot up their Gateway computers and dial into the internet let alone some sophisticated groundbreaking program like Tidal. Brilliance.

Could U please do me a favor and change your name? Be original!

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #53 posted 10/01/15 11:52am

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Reply #54 posted 10/01/15 11:56am

Farfunknugin

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trickster said:

so, for me it sounds like "free yourself" is a song from phase 2 ???? prince told the girl not to say anything more ...

I think he was referring to the Tidal show

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Reply #55 posted 10/01/15 12:37pm

lwr001

pdiddy2011 said:

alandail said:

if he didn't care about charting he wouldn't call his album HitNRun, have 3EG talk about all of it's hits, and have . I would just like to see what would happen if he acutally put effort into promoting an album again. Soemting like 3 high profile TV appearances and a 18 city 6 week tour and have ticket giveaways on the pop and R&B radio stations in those areas and a single/video that is released simultainously with the album.

And the problem with the complete lack of promotion is even with the releases, we lose things we would get if there were some real promotion, such as the full length 3121 video or possibly be the reason we have yet to tsee the remastered Purple Rain.

I don't understand your reasoning regarding the album name or your ThirdEyeGirl reference; why that means he really cares about charting. I am sure he wants people to buy the album, but maybe the full promotion push is not worth the expenditure, especially not being backed by a major label. Also, maybe he decided that being independent is worth losing some of the things being backed by a major label provides, promotion for example. And that epecially makes since if he doesn't like doing promotion and/or never cared for doing it. He always seemed to be way more about music output than complimentary aspects like promotion and website, etc.

exactly,, take the artists that are on Empire, huge show, huge folowing ,, weekly viewing yet i dont see that many burning up the charts.. There is littel ROI in huge outlay of promotional expenditures these days..For some , yes, Adele, taylor other than those, i am scratching my head

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Reply #56 posted 10/01/15 12:39pm

lwr001

Pentacle said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

BtW prince NEVER did ANY promotion 4 Purple Rain period & it sold over 20 million copies..


I heard Prince made some kind of film back then.

we arent talkign about a fucking film,.,he never sat down on any couch to give any interview during PR era..if i missed it please show me..Never did in store record then either

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Reply #57 posted 10/01/15 1:19pm

Pentacle

lwr001 said:

Pentacle said:


I heard Prince made some kind of film back then.

we arent talkign about a fucking film,.,he never sat down on any couch to give any interview during PR era..if i missed it please show me..Never did in store record then either


He didn't have to because the film did it for him.

And 'he' made the WDC video, which also promoted the film.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #58 posted 10/01/15 1:24pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

JKOOLMUSIC said:

This phone call to the Today Show is sure to send housewives to Target in droves for the physical release. They will tell their kids and their kids will tell their friends, then they will all skip school to watch Judith Hill and Prince perform the brilliant Million Dollar Show. Its like when he popped on to the set of the view and sales for Lotusflow3r skyrocketed at Target. Anything to get them to Target. You know those housewives can barely boot up their Gateway computers and dial into the internet let alone some sophisticated groundbreaking program like Tidal. Brilliance.

Could U please do me a favor and change your name? Be original!

Lol..

Change it one more time..
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Reply #59 posted 10/01/15 1:48pm

FunkyD

lol at Prince befriending this woman just to have her praise everything he does on national tv..

this is so pathetic.. typical Prince using people to try to make himself look better.. but failing

[Edited 10/1/15 14:01pm]

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