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PRINCE Keeps Publishing In His Big White Mansion, Nile Rodgers Added To Essence Fest, Paisley Park After Dark!

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PRINCE's publishing catalog, long and vast, is staying under his control, assigned to NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING and will be done himself.

In a press release from today, it says he will handle the publishing rights along with the help of “some of the best talent in the industry.”

Prince's last publishing deal was with Universal Music Publishing and ended on March 31st, 2014.

http:// http://www.npgmusicpublishing.com/ is the site.

Prince's latest single "FALLINLOVE2NITE" was released via Epic Records and has a deal signed with Kobalt Music for a label services deal.

NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games, and the commercial realm. They feel his music considers ‘fit 4 eternal publication". NPG Music Publishing was founded by Artists For Artists and that is who secured the placement of "FALLINLOVE2NITE" on "New Girl" after the Super Bowl.

Also, Nile Rodgers will be joining Prince as a special guest at The Essence Festival on July 4th in New Orleans.

afterdark

Paisley Park after Dark which will be open for all eternity, is again open this weekend (Hello, eternity!) Friday April 4th, and Saturday April 5th. Admission is $30 cash at the door and no announcement has been made as to who will be performing at the Park this weekend. Minnesota is in for a cold winter storm this weekend.  Sometimes it snows in April though, right?-DocFB

Diagnosis: This makes PRINCE a free agent in the publishing game.  In what new mediums do you want to see PRINCE release his music?

Comments (18)
  1. Ooops other than Gil Scott Heron of course!

  2. Prince’s IMDB page is loaded with the many uses of his various songs. And that’s only television and film related uses of his music; he could license his music for anything he wishes. There probably won’t bee any 30th anniversary related celebrations to his work(on his part) until, about 2026 when Emancipation turns 30; but that depends on ‘ownership’. Everything before that depends on ‘ownership'(Warner Bros et al.), and the 35 year copyright terms spelled out in the Copyright Act of 1976. 35 years…yep, so today Prince may have re-secured the rights to his 1978 work, and 1979 work; with each passing year, he can re-secure the rights to his old stuff.

  3. Myles Matisse Myles, it has been over 20 years and maybe Prince is ready to allow his music to be used commercially. As far as the Revolution, I don’t know if Prince is ready for a reunion, however, Andre Cymone has released a CD, Andy Allo could perform if Prince decides to do a major tour. Sheila E. and fDeluxe has also released a CD, so Prince would definitely have some opening acts as well as Liv Warfield. Prince needs to come with the quickness and tour before 2014 is over and PR 30 is forgotten. Prince knows that people would pay anything to see him in concert.  However, everyone wants to see Prince and the Revolution together. Prince is a businessman, he should give the people what they want for PR 30.

  4. Myles Matisse Myles, it has over 20 years and maybe Prince is ready to allow his music to be used commercially. As far as the Revolution, I don’t know if Prince is ready for a reunion, however, Andre Cymone has released a CD, Andy Allo could perform is Prince decides to do a major tour. Sheila E. and fDeluxe has also released a CD, so Prince would definitely have some opening acts as well as Liv Warfield. Prince need to come with the quickness and tour before 2014 is over and PR 30 is forgotten. Prince know that people would pay anything to see him in concert.  However, everyone wants to see Prince and the Revolution together. Prince is a businessman, he should give the people what they want for PR 30.

  5. great, but where is plectrum  electrum ?

  6. If Prince wouldn’t let Kevin Smith use the song, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in his movie, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back”, there’s really no way he’s gonna let any of his songs be used in any other movie. Period.

    Also, Prince needs to get Zooey and shoot a music video for “FALLINLOVE2NITE”. He waited too long after the appearance of the song on “New Girl” to release it but with a music video, it could be saved and go up the charts a bit.

    The 30th Anniversary of Purple Rain IS a big thing. Reuniting The Revolution would be the right thing for Prince to do in 2014. Let 3rd Eye Girl be their own band with Hannah and guest vocalists like Prince, Andy Allo and others sing the tracks. Prince can get Bobby Z., Dr. Fink, Brownmark, Wendy, Lisa and Eric back and do a proper Purple Rain reunion and tour, climaxing the year 2014 with a brand new Prince & The Revolution album. 

    NPG Music Publishing isn’t really the name I’d go with. NPG is anything but “New” and the name ain’t getting Prince anywhere these days. My opinion is once Sonny T., Michael Bland, Tommy Barbarella and Morris Hayes weren’t the band anymore, NPG DIED…DIED…DIED. At THAT point, Prince should’ve either come up with a BRAND NEW “Band” name OR just gone with the name PRINCE and put the name “New Power Generation” squarely in the trash bin. Having the “New Power Generation” band be a rotating roster of musicians is bullsh*t.

    And, with all my comments, I mean them all out of PEACE & LOVE…PEACE & LOVE.

  7. I am still waiting for a major tour from Prince for this year. I am hoping and praying that he doesn’t blow this year off. PR 30 is a huge deal…I desire for Prince to perform in Los Angeles again….

  8. CoreyDreCovington  You could be right. But the Copyright Act of 1976 can work well for those who’ve studied it. I’m guessing that Prince understands it thoroughly, and he’ll utilize his work as he desires. Let’s hope a number of Prince’s desires coincide with desires of his admirers. A Prince Entertainment Network would be awesome.

  9. The crazy thing is , under any other circumstances I would be excited. This does or say nothing for us as fans. Don’t get hopes up, will be disappointed.

  10. Ooo and if your gonna have the mad talent of the Mpls hiphop scene could u please ask Bro Ali to come and do a PG version of things like they play on the current?? Best rapper evah imo. I know he would cut it for u. I don’t count goddamn because what he’s talkin about there I can’t wait for Jah to damn it/them

  11. I heard Dessa tonight!  love her, of course not like I love my… HIM. Missed another great one last week *sigh* So many have I missed now:( Im just so sick with the flu/sinus infection currently! ReAlLY!! 

    But wont go till I feel bettergoodwonderful about meself, truly that may not be till June the way things have been goin please if I may ask you to keep it up at least till then as company’s coming in June and she/they would love to see u again as well.

  12. He should finally release a Guitar Hero?Rock Band game especially since now you can use a real guitar as a controller. He can even throw in some new cuts as bonus features and DLC.

  13. SheSpoke2Me Yes…VINYL. Why Do I Feel Like I Have 2 Wipe My Mouth Whenever I Say That Word???
    Anyway, All Of This Funky News Is A Bit Overwhelming 2 Say The Least! Everything Just Keeps Building 2 A Crescendo W/ The Stimulating Waves Of The Vibrato…PLEASE, MAKE IT STOP…
    Maybe It’s A Bit Appropriate 2 Bring On The April Snow Since This NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING Deal Is Like A Christmas Gift! But, Regardless Of The Reference 2 Christmas, A GIFT, Nonetheless. More Access 2 Prince’s Music In Other Realms Will Make The World Such A Better Place…Let The Rain Come Down While I Play In The Sunshine :-D! 
    In The Meantime, I Do Hope That He Stays True 2 His Words On Keeping The Paisley Weekends Going 4 A While. 1 Of My Hopes & Plans This Year Is 2 Make A Voyage 2 The Park :-). This Weekend, I Pray Every1 Traveling 2 The Park Stays Safe During This Winter Storm &, Speaking Of Safe, Doc, Glad U & Others In Cali R Safe After That Earthquake Last Fri. I Was KINDA There As I Was Actually On The Phone W/ A Friend Who’s From Cali, Doing Sum Long Overdue Catching-Up W/ Her When The Earthquake Happened & I Could Actually Hear It All! PRAYERS Went Up @ That Moment 4 Her & EVERY1.Keep On Doin’ The Do Doc, It’s Much Appreciated & 4 All Who R Able 2 Go 2 These Park Shows & Festivals, Have A Beautiful Time, Beautiful 1’s~<3

  14. I’d love to see P make his stuff available through Neil Young’s new PONO project. http://ponomusic.com/ More vinyl would be nice too…

  15. very interesting! WOuld LOVE to go to the essence fest! Never know maybe a miracle will happen!

  16. Cool announcement.  I have had a documentary film project in the works for several years now, and have wanted to use “I Wish U Heaven” in it.  I wonder how much licensing would cost?

  17. Congratulations, Prince! Would love to hear more Prince music in film and commercials….

  18. Musical Textbooks and other Books(physical books and online/digital books), Musical Toys, Musical Action Figures, Musical Games, Musical Puzzles, Musical Vending Machines, Musical Mirrors, Musical Furniture, Musical Lava Lamps, Musical Clothing, Musical Fountains, Musical Public Spaces like coffeehouses, restaurants, office buildings, and shopping districts, could be doable. Also, The Prince Entertainment Network, integrating terrestrial radio, satellite radio, television, music education, other arts, and future technologies, should be considered.


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