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18Apr
2014
8

PRINCE RELEASES 1st SINGLE UNDER NEW WARNER BROS. DEAL; “THE BREAKDOWN” ON iTUNES NOW!!

The Breakdown

In just a little over 12 hours since Warner Bros. announced PRINCE striking a deal for remastered editions of former albums and a new album on the way, a new single was released through Warner Bros. entitled "The Breakdown".

It was officially released and can be purchased on iTunes Friday night April 18th in the U.S. Right now, that is where it can be purchased.

The Breakdown Single Cover

The song (studio version) was first played at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013 and Prince played it with his band 3RDEYEGIRL on select Live Out Loud tour dates in 2013.

When Prince was on Arsenio Hall last month, Prince was asked what his favorite song is/was and he said "The Breakdown" and now...you can hear it for yourself!-DocFB

Diagnosis: The copyright in this sound recording is owned by NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

18Apr
2014
15

PRINCE REACHES DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS! REMASTERED “PURPLE RAIN” & OTHERS ALONG WITH NEW ALBUM ON WAY!!!!!

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL Tour Opener - Vancouver Photo: Kevin Mazur

April Fool's was 18 days ago so the news of PRINCE reaching a new deal with WARNER BROS Records is no joke!!! The news was sent out to via email and PR early this morning.

Yes, PRINCE has struck a deal with Warner Bros records to release remasters starting with a deluxe version of "PURPLE RAIN" just in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and film.

The global deal also includes the Prince albums "Controversy", "Dirty Mind", and "1999" along with others in the Warner Bros. Prince catalog.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,"-Prince

No more fighting over master recordings. No waiting 35 years from the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.

Prince now has ownership and control over his master recordings.

"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."-Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang

Yes. It's real.-DocFB

Diagnosis: You can bet we will have more on this through the weekend and on the next Spreecast! PRINCE....congrats my man!!!!

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

15Apr
2014
2

A Mystery: Zooey Deschanel Talks About Working With PRINCE!

Zooey Deschanel Photo: Tommy Hilfiger

Zooey Deschanel talked to the AP recently about her fashion line, "New Girl" plus working and recording with the pop icon PRINCE!

The AP talked about Prince guest starring on the show and having a single out together. They asked if her and Prince are best buds.

ZD: He's very mysterious. I couldn't venture to call him my bud. He's too, like, aaaaah (she looks skyward in reverence). He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really wonderful person and I feel lucky to know him. It's cool because I make records with (my indie-folk duo) She & Him. We've made four records, but we've never been a pop band. The Prince thing was almost by accident, because (producers) said we'd like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they'd mixed that vocal in... and then they released it! It's so exciting.

The mystery so far will be if "FALLININLOVE2NITE" will have a video for it. May 16th is the 30th anniversary of "When Doves Cry" being released as a single. If no video by then, there will be no video...at all.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Zooey, what is Plectrum Electrum?

7Apr
2014
10

First Look: PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL “PLECTRUMELECTRUM” Vinyl!

PRETZELBODYLOGIC 3RDEYEGIRL PRINCE ARTWORK

This weekend, PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed an abbreviated set at Paisley Park After Dark where the pop icon revealed the artwork for "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" on vinyl. Today on PRINCE's Instagram, the cover and vinyl were posted.

There still is no release date but it appears to be coming soon.

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Diagnosis:When we have release date information, we will share.

4Apr
2014
18

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

PRINCE PROMO PHOTO

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?

18Mar
2014
4

319! PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Taking Over Legendary Fillmore In Bay Area For 2 Shows!

PRINCE Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are set to take over the legendary Fillmore venue for 2 shows on March 19th.

Tickets for show 1 are for sale HERE.

Tickets for show 2 are on sale HERE.

After performing at the Fox Theater in Oakland over the weekend, there was rumors of more shows to happen there but we hear they didn't happen because of the artist wanting tickets sold at the door to prevent scalping instead of being sold online. Since no agreement was reached, no further shows happened.

We though the Filmore shows would be tickets at the door but with the concerts now being for charity and with the most expensive ticket being $2500, the tickets at the door concept was just not going to happen.

We hinted at the shows yesterday on Twitter and the Facebook Fan Page. When tickets went on sale tonight, Marc E. posted the links for the tickets which people had a hard time finding since it was under PRIVATE EVENT.

The questions I was asked in the past 24 hours on the fan page were something else. You answer he is playing THE Fillmore and you have people asking over and over, yea, I know it is IN Fillmore but where. It seems THE Fillmore was not enough help.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Have fun for those lucky enough to get in!!!!

16Mar
2014
2

Jam Of The Week! PRINCE “FALLINLOVE2NITE” Feat. Zooey Deschanel! Buy It Now!

FALLINLOVE2NIGHT PRINCE Feat. Zooy Deschanel

Our JAM OF THE WEEK is PRINCE's NEW single "FALLINLOVE2NITE" Featuring Zooy Deschanel and is produced by Joshua Welton. The single is being distributed by Epic Records.

You can buy the single on iTunes now and it is available in ALL digital formats including Amazon.

"FALLINLOVE2NITE" was featured on "New Girl" Super Bowl Episode and had 25 million viewers hear and see the song for the first time!

Zooey Deschanel Photo: Tommy Hilfiger

Buy it now!!!!-DocFB

Diagnosis: #BeEPIC

16Mar
2014
6

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Leave Oakland Begging For More!

PRINCE-Oakland Photo: NPG Records 2014
PRINCE-Oakland Photo: NPG Records 2014

It had been nearly a year since PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL played 2 nights of back to back shows at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, first introducing the Bay Area to his latest concoction of funk, hard driving guitar and new arrangements of some of his catalog.

Much to the delight of Bay Area fans, Prince and the band were back with a vengeance on Saturday night at Oakland's Fox Theater. Tickets went on sale late Wednesday night and sold out quickly.

Even before the show started, Oakland was determined to give Prince a huge welcome, complete with a 200+ person Prince flash mob performance that took place in front of the theater on Saturday afternoon. The mob, comprised of fans, local residents and students from the theater's adjoining Oakland School for the Arts, danced in sync to a medley of two Prince songs - "Delirious" and "Ain't Gonna Miss U When You're Gone", the latter featuring vocals from Oakland's own Ledisi. Prince would even acknowledge the flash mob during Saturday night's show, asking fans "Who of you was in that flash mob?" and mouthing thank you.

For the full review, click here!!!!

14Mar
2014
4

PRINCETAGRAM! PRINCE Officially Joins Instagram! Flash Mob Set For Oakland!

PRINCE Instagram PRINCETAGRAM

PRINCE is officially on Instagram! Or PRINCETAGRAM if you please! The account has been active for just over 24 hours and has almost 40 pictures up.

The fact that they were able to get the name PRINCE makes it somewhat official, although who really is running it? So far, there are one of a kind pictures up plus some taken by Madion Dube and Kevin Mazure.

If your remember, PRINCETAGRAM was an idea on Jimmy Fallon's show.

The Instagram account debuted the same day as "FALLINLOVE2NITE" with Zooey Deschanel was released by EPIC. Connect the dots.

A flash mob is also planned this week for Oakland before PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are set to perform in Oakland at the sold out Fox Theatre.

You can check out what and where and some dances they will do at the mob right HERE.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Fallon lost at table tennis. What was on the line was the rights to PRINCETAGRAM, which Jimmy forfeited.

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