Just got this tidbit of info sent our way:
3RDEYEGIRL arrived yesterday at Paisley Park and the 1st full rehearsal for the UK shows and more is scheduled for Saturday afternoon!
Local funk band M.P.L.S. (#MPLS) will be jamming at the sound stage of Paisley Park After Dark Saturday night for $30.00. PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will be in attendance and after will be playing NEW music and partying!-DocFB
Diagnosis: There is a lot to be thankful for in 2014. From the new music, the NEW GIRL takeover, the London HIT AND RUN takeover, the Arsenio takeover, magazine covers (Mojo and the New Essence mag you gotta pick up), Liv Warfield's The Unexpected, the announcement of NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING, the annoucement of new music to be released on Warner Bros. plus the remasters of his Warner Bros. catalog including the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain" this year and owning ALL of the WB masters, plus even more projects are in the works! 2014 is shaping up to be a brand new chapter in already epic career! We are not even at the half way point yet!
PRINCE Keeps Publishing In His Big White Mansion, Nile Rodgers Added To Essence Fest, Paisley Park After Dark!
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.
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?
Ain't nothing like a purple party because a purple party don't stop! This weekend, Friday March 28th & Saturday March 29th, PRINCE's PAISLEY PARK Studios are being open to the public for a party club atmosphere like no place else from 9 P.M. til 2 A.M.
Last weekend kicked off Paisley Park After Dark as Kirk Johnson's live band played, footage of 3RDEYEGIRL from Montreux was shown and DJ's FundRaiser and Lenka Paris were in the mix.
The flyer was made by LV.
As for this weekend, there will be live music and other goodies as well, plus, since it is Paisley Park, you never know who might show up or what might happen.
The cover is $30 and there will be shuttle service provided this time.
NO PHONES, CAMERAS, OR RECORDING DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED!
Don't forget to watch the latest PRINCE Spreecast as we will have more info on Paisley Park After Dark and other purple news! Marcus Anderson's new album "Style Meets Substance" is available on iTunes and Amazon.-DocFB