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Thread started 07/12/06 10:07am

skywalker

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Minneapolis Paper Reports- NPGMC "in flux":

Prince's NPG club in flux July 11, 2006

Not long after a trademark suit was filed against Prince's fan website, NPGMusicClub.com, the site has shut down. An attorney for the singer says the events are unrelated.
A book company in England, HM Publishing Holdings, filed the trademark opposition on July 3 based on its own NPG, a science-book subsidiary called the Nature Publishing Group

Prince's attorney in the case, David Schelzel, said the legal action is minor, and he pointed out that Prince already has approval of the name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

"Prince's use of the NPG or Paisley Park trademarks is no way in jeopardy," Schelzel said.

So why shut down the site?

"Wait and see," was Schelzel's only comment.

Last month, New York's RED Distribution announced a new deal in which it will be the "sole distributor" of all NPG products (Prince's NPG, that is).

Soon after, an e-mail was sent out to NPG members saying the site had entered "a time of great reflection and restructuring."

The online club started around 2000, and it won Prince a Webby Award in June for being an Internet innovator.

"In its current 4m ["form," that is], there is a feeling that the NPGMC has gone as far as it can go," the e-mail said. "The future holds nothing but endless opportunity. Don't u want 2 come?"


CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

©2006 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.
"New Power slide...."
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/06 10:40am

Mr7

Thank you.

That information regarding 'RED' is new to me.

Peace
Mr7
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/06 10:42am

lwr001

They have it as NPG Music on the banner that runs across the RED website. Totally differernt logo.
[Edited 7/12/06 10:47am]
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/06 10:49am

Graycap23

How long will it take for the complaints about his "wait and see" comment?.....
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Reply #4 posted 07/12/06 12:36pm

1nonly

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Graycap23 said:

How long will it take for the complaints about his "wait and see" comment?.....



Interesting, huh Graycap.... doyou think you'll be able to say "I told ya so." anytime soon?
Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #5 posted 07/12/06 12:38pm

Graycap23

1nonly said:

Graycap23 said:

How long will it take for the complaints about his "wait and see" comment?.....



Interesting, huh Graycap.... doyou think you'll be able to say "I told ya so." anytime soon?



I won't have 2.....action speaks louder than words.
[Edited 7/12/06 12:42pm]
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Reply #6 posted 07/12/06 12:39pm

1nonly

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Graycap23 said:

1nonly said:




Interesting, huh Graycap.... doyou think you'll be able to say "I told ya so." anytime soon?



I won't have 2.....action speaks lounder than words.


True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.
Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #7 posted 07/12/06 1:24pm

Papaj

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1nonly said:

Graycap23 said:




I won't have 2.....action speaks lounder than words.


True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.


NPG Music is not affiliated with Prince or NPG Records.
We Can Funk
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Reply #8 posted 07/12/06 2:34pm

BSK3601

1nonly said:

Graycap23 said:




I won't have 2.....action speaks lounder than words.


True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.


You might wanna read this
http://www.fmqb.com/artic...?id=229775
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Reply #9 posted 07/12/06 2:50pm

Handclapsfinga
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BSK3601 said:

1nonly said:



True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.


You might wanna read this
http://www.fmqb.com/artic...?id=229775

RED Distribution announces it has finalized exclusive distribution agreements with NPG Music and Rust Records. NPG Music features music from all corners of the Latin and World music stages, while Rust Records is an expanding Rock and Country label.

...yeah, last i checked, that ain't the NPG i know. evillol
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Reply #10 posted 07/12/06 3:22pm

CyberActive

Little googling :

http://www.jr.com/JRProdu...=nsa&nsa=1

Don't recall this one lol
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Reply #11 posted 07/12/06 3:33pm

BSK3601

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

BSK3601 said:



You might wanna read this
http://www.fmqb.com/artic...?id=229775

RED Distribution announces it has finalized exclusive distribution agreements with NPG Music and Rust Records. NPG Music features music from all corners of the Latin and World music stages, while Rust Records is an expanding Rock and Country label.

...yeah, last i checked, that ain't the NPG i know. evillol

hmmm Te Amo Corazon? Lolita? Japanese robes and sandals? ... he's about to go into the Latin and World music stage they might be onto something lol
[Edited 7/12/06 18:43pm]
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Reply #12 posted 07/12/06 3:43pm

1nonly

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d'oh!

boxed
Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #13 posted 07/12/06 4:50pm

Graycap23

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

BSK3601 said:



You might wanna read this
http://www.fmqb.com/artic...?id=229775

RED Distribution announces it has finalized exclusive distribution agreements with NPG Music and Rust Records. NPG Music features music from all corners of the Latin and World music stages, while Rust Records is an expanding Rock and Country label.

...yeah, last i checked, that ain't the NPG i know. evillol


U might not KNOW right.....
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Reply #14 posted 07/12/06 7:02pm

txladykat

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kinda unrelated, but interesting. found this when googling "npg music"

http://www.entriq.com/pdf...dy_npg.pdf

this is the company that handled the music side of npgmc.
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Reply #15 posted 07/12/06 7:35pm

SensualMelody

skywalker said:

Prince's NPG club in flux July 11, 2006

Not long after a trademark suit was filed against Prince's fan website, NPGMusicClub.com, the site has shut down. An attorney for the singer says the events are unrelated.
A book company in England, HM Publishing Holdings, filed the trademark opposition on July 3 based on its own NPG, a science-book subsidiary called the Nature Publishing Group

Prince's attorney in the case, David Schelzel, said the legal action is minor, and he pointed out that Prince already has approval of the name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

"Prince's use of the NPG or Paisley Park trademarks is no way in jeopardy," Schelzel said.

So why shut down the site?

"Wait and see," was Schelzel's only comment.

Last month, New York's RED Distribution announced a new deal in which it will be the "sole distributor" of all NPG products (Prince's NPG, that is).

Soon after, an e-mail was sent out to NPG members saying the site had entered "a time of great reflection and restructuring."

The online club started around 2000, and it won Prince a Webby Award in June for being an Internet innovator.

"In its current 4m ["form," that is], there is a feeling that the NPGMC has gone as far as it can go," the e-mail said. "The future holds nothing but endless opportunity. Don't u want 2 come?"


CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

©2006 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

Thanks!
So...how's everybody doing? smile
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Reply #16 posted 07/12/06 9:30pm

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

BSK3601 said:



You might wanna read this
http://www.fmqb.com/artic...?id=229775

RED Distribution announces it has finalized exclusive distribution agreements with NPG Music and Rust Records. NPG Music features music from all corners of the Latin and World music stages, while Rust Records is an expanding Rock and Country label.


Yeah, that's kinda weird, but maybe it has something to do with Liza Hernandez (aka Ms. Panama)? Isn't that her voice on Lolita, speaking in Spanish? Maybe Tamar's new album is just an elaborate ruse when really Prince & Liza are gonna hit us with a Latin vibe CD. smile

Or maybe it has something to do with those new age type of "audio DVDs" Mani's Gamillah website is selling: http://www.gamillah.org/n...rhythm.asp

hmmm
The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #17 posted 07/12/06 9:39pm

jone70

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Papaj said:

1nonly said:



True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.


NPG Music is not affiliated with Prince or NPG Records.


Maybe someone should tell HM Publishing about this NPG Music group, too. j/k lol
The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #18 posted 07/12/06 11:20pm

Snap

Anx's thread in the Prince forum seems to help clear this up...

"NPG Music" is neither "NPGMC" nor "NPG Music Club"

http://www.prince.org/msg/7/195313
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Reply #19 posted 07/13/06 7:01am

Handclapsfinga
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jone70 said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:


RED Distribution announces it has finalized exclusive distribution agreements with NPG Music and Rust Records. NPG Music features music from all corners of the Latin and World music stages, while Rust Records is an expanding Rock and Country label.


Yeah, that's kinda weird, but maybe it has something to do with Liza Hernandez (aka Ms. Panama)? Isn't that her voice on Lolita, speaking in Spanish? Maybe Tamar's new album is just an elaborate ruse when really Prince & Liza are gonna hit us with a Latin vibe CD. smile

that shit ain't happening after all.
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Reply #20 posted 07/13/06 7:46am

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skywalker said:

Prince's NPG club in flux July 11, 2006

"Wait and see," was Schelzel's only comment. biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

Last month, New York's RED Distribution announced a new deal in which it will be the "sole distributor" of all NPG products (Prince's NPG, that is).

Soon after, an e-mail was sent out to NPG members saying the site had entered "a time of great reflection and restructuring." I never got that e-mail from "NPGMC" smile

The online club started around 2000, and it won Prince a Webby Award in June for being an Internet innovator. biggrin

"In its current 4m ["form," that is], there is a feeling that the NPGMC has gone as far as it can go," the e-mail said. "The future holds nothing but endless opportunity. Don't u want 2 come?" biggrin Yes


CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

©2006 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.




Thank you Skywalker biggrin
God doesn't just tells me how much he "LOVE's" me, God shows me how much he "LOVE's" me. Both telling and showing "LOVE" means to "LOVE". They go hand in hand. You can't have one with out the other. Something is spoken, then followed by an action. That is
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Reply #21 posted 07/13/06 7:51am

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1nonly said:

Graycap23 said:




I won't have 2.....action speaks lounder than words.


True that. And for all those still in wonder check http://www.redmusic.com/ Look at the banner scrolling along the top. There it is.


smile Totally cool smile

But it has nothing to do with prince from what I see in the other post.

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God doesn't just tells me how much he "LOVE's" me, God shows me how much he "LOVE's" me. Both telling and showing "LOVE" means to "LOVE". They go hand in hand. You can't have one with out the other. Something is spoken, then followed by an action. That is
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Reply #22 posted 07/13/06 11:11am

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*cross post*

I skimmed through this thread, the links, and Anx's thread in Music & More again quickly--but I didn't find the answer to this:

Is the NPG in NPG Music definitely an acronym for New Power Generation or is it for something else?

Cause if it stands for something else, then it seems even less probable that Prince is associated with it...but then again, who knows? Stranger things have happened.
The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #23 posted 07/13/06 1:07pm

Obsidian

biggrin Very Cool News....Thanks for posting!
He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #24 posted 07/13/06 7:43pm

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Whatever the reason, I'm sure a NEW CLUB of some type will open in the near future... wink
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Reply #25 posted 07/14/06 8:55am

Obsidian

biggrin I'm sure there will be a new club.....and my guess it will be before Tamar's new CD is released in August! I hope!
He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #26 posted 07/14/06 6:12pm

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RONNYRON said:

Whatever the reason, I'm sure a NEW CLUB of some type will open in the near future... wink


I always did like your laid-back optimism Ronny...a "feel good" shot...thanks for that. cool

Got any inside info? biggrin
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Reply #27 posted 07/15/06 7:21am

purpledoveuk

You know what...Im surprised the National Power Grid dint sue his ass long ago.

They were using NPG years before Rosie ruined her first song and Tony M jumped on the band wagon...and it has the word POWER in it
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Reply #28 posted 07/15/06 9:44pm

silverandgold

Graycap23 said:

1nonly said:




Interesting, huh Graycap.... doyou think you'll be able to say "I told ya so." anytime soon?



I won't have 2.....action speaks louder than words.
[Edited 7/12/06 12:42pm]


Ok, but if you claim you are someone who gets it straight from the source, or I believe you said it in those terms when you first posted about knowing about some tour (or not) happening, I would think by now that someone from P's camp heard about you talking about this before the club closed down, if I am not mistaken,and they claim you don't know what you are talking about. Even if it is true, Prince needs to fire the person that's giving you all this info.
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Reply #29 posted 07/16/06 5:35am

Graycap23

silverandgold said:

Graycap23 said:




I won't have 2.....action speaks louder than words.
[Edited 7/12/06 12:42pm]


Ok, but if you claim you are someone who gets it straight from the source, or I believe you said it in those terms when you first posted about knowing about some tour (or not) happening, I would think by now that someone from P's camp heard about you talking about this before the club closed down, if I am not mistaken,and they claim you don't know what you are talking about. Even if it is true, Prince needs to fire the person that's giving you all this info.


Lol.
Prince can't FIRE himself.....can he?
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