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Thread started 11/22/12 10:18am

TheSanzSpot

If the NPG Music Club Returned...

Would you pay for a Brand New Membership?

Or perhaps he'll make it "FREE" and we'll just have to pay for the New Music (Album/Downloads).

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Reply #1 posted 11/22/12 10:20am

rdhull

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Paid subscripton!

keep the riff raff out

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #2 posted 11/22/12 10:30am

thedance

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TheSanzSpot said:

Would you pay for a Brand New Membership?

^

depends, I would never pay $77 like some did in 2009.

More likely $7 for a new album download.

But the truth about Prince and "his sites" stinks.

I tried to buy Crystal Ball from Love4Oneanother.com, 1-800-New-Funk.com or whatever the site was callen back in '98. (I don't really remember now).

I did not succeed with CB, I did never receive my order, I had to buy the album in the local store, a very loooong time after it was planned to be released.

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #3 posted 11/22/12 10:48am

TheDigitalGard
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Is this a question regarding NPGMC or an ad for your twatter and youcum channels?

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Reply #4 posted 11/22/12 11:27am

IstenSzek

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rdhull said:

Paid subscripton!

keep the riff raff out

falloff

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 11/22/12 12:49pm

LittlePurpleYo
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Fool me once, shame on Prince. Enough is enough.

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Reply #6 posted 11/22/12 1:11pm

FunkySideEffec
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I'll definitely pay 2 join & I agree with rdhull it needs 2 be a paid subscription to keep all the haters out.

I think if he created a new website it will be okay 2 pay because he's older & wiser now so surely he would have learned from previous mishaps & won't let it happen again?
pray Peace in the House of Prince.
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Reply #7 posted 11/22/12 1:28pm

cborgman

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good lord no

"I am almost never wrong"
"it is hard being the smartest person in the room but it is a cross i am willing to bare."


-OnlyNDaUsa
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Reply #8 posted 11/22/12 1:50pm

2020

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Calm down people!

Just becuase he shows the stupid old worn out logo in the new video means absolutely NOTHING.

The Internet is dead....remember?

Art Official Age: The Movie
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Reply #9 posted 11/22/12 1:59pm

ZsaZsaJackson

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LoL...I'm so there!
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Reply #10 posted 11/22/12 2:38pm

Tremolina

TheSanzSpot said:

Would you pay for a Brand New Membership?

No, subscription is a bad idea. It lies at the core of most of the issues with the NPGMC, because it raises "xpectations" and then the costumors feel ripped off, rightfully or not.

Just an easy to use, online record store, nothing too fancy, but chock full of Prince records and videos, in proper quality and at a fair price, easy to pay and download.

That's it basically.

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Reply #11 posted 11/22/12 2:38pm

theblueangel

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The logo is only in the video because it was filmed at Paisley in the NPG Music Club room and he's too cheap (or sentimental?) to change the carpet.

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #12 posted 11/22/12 2:40pm

Tremolina

^wrong thread? lol

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Reply #13 posted 11/22/12 2:45pm

bigd74

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FunkySideEffects said:

I'll definitely pay 2 join & I agree with rdhull it needs 2 be a paid subscription to keep all the haters out. I think if he created a new website it will be okay 2 pay because he's older & wiser now so surely he would have learned from previous mishaps & won't let it happen again?

falloff

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #14 posted 11/22/12 3:16pm

FunkySideEffec
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^ LOL I was waiting for this to start
pray Peace in the House of Prince.
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Reply #15 posted 11/22/12 3:39pm

ZombieKitten

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Tremolina said:

TheSanzSpot said:

Would you pay for a Brand New Membership?

No, subscription is a bad idea. It lies at the core of most of the issues with the NPGMC, because it raises "xpectations" and then the costumors feel ripped off, rightfully or not.

Just an easy to use, online record store, nothing too fancy, but chock full of Prince records and videos, in proper quality and at a fair price, easy to pay and download.

That's it basically.

I think the one where you could pay $25 for a lifetime membership (or was it yearly?) was OK, I was happy with that - esp the entry to soundchecks and aftershow. But I couldn't afford $77 for the next time.

I agree that it raises expectations and it MUST deliver nod

I'm one of the fires burning in my favorite type of compliment
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Reply #16 posted 11/22/12 3:46pm

one2vibe

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All these people on here saying NO they wouldn't pay for a subscription, or NO that his sites stink, will be the FIRST to shell out the $ and check out the site, so stop hating lol.

I know I'll go back, I liked the NPGMC years.

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Reply #17 posted 11/22/12 3:54pm

Tittypants

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HELL NO. mad

الحيوان النادلة ((((|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|)))) ...AND THAT'S THE WAY THE "TITTY" MILKS IT!
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Reply #18 posted 11/22/12 4:09pm

imago

Folks don't understand the value of his websites.

Remember L41A.com? For just around 77 bucks (or so), he got a lifetime membership to receive all sorts of free music and videos.

Then Prince generously allowed us to receive even more free music and videos through another lifetime membership at NPGMC for 100 dollars. That's $177 dollars for two back-to-back wonderful lifetime memberships of all sorts of free stuff.

If that wasn't enough, in an effort to spoil the crap out of us, for just another $77, we were offered an additoinal year on our lifetime memberships via Lotusflow3r for 3 albums from lotusflow3r, a live jazz album, several vault albums, and amazing concert footage from every concert he ever had.

So for less than $300 dollars, our lifetime memberships gave us the opportunity to listen to thousands of songs, and afforded us the opportunity through their L41A experiments to unburden ourselves of our entire collection of bootlegs by mailing it to them, and all we had to do was encur the cost of the original purchases, shipping and handling.

Shit, people, we're being given another lifetime opportunity for a lifetime membership for a hundred bucks? You only live four times....go for it!

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[Edited 11/22/12 16:12pm]

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Reply #19 posted 11/22/12 4:10pm

imago

Actually, not only would I not pay for his website, I don't bother paying for his albums anymore. shrug

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Reply #20 posted 11/22/12 4:47pm

OzlemUcucu

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imago said:

Actually, not only would I not pay for his website, I don't bother paying for his albums anymore. shrug

Yeah man he stinks. Nowadays he's making songs about his peadophile sex affair on talentless protegees and packaging it as real music by real musicians while laughin his ass off about the stupidity of people that are echoing his lame ass promotional verbal slang, that he himself no longer believes in.

He did the same sort of thing before but times have changed. He does not make good music/lyrics anymore even not on sex that he used to, so that his current peadopholistic sex affair song is now more appaling that it'd be back in the days. Most his fans are not teenagers, and there are so much music to choose from in 2012 that he can't fake up the funk, and tell people it's the real funk by real musicians, when he knows this is bullocks. Bringing on stage Maceo who used to be with JB, and faking up the funk with Andy Wannabe is the biggest insult that Prince could ever done to the genre itself. No respect!

Give me a break.

I NICKED orger SuperFurryAnimal's big ass bird!shhh
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Reply #21 posted 11/22/12 5:01pm

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FunkySideEffects said:

I'll definitely pay 2 join & I agree with rdhull it needs 2 be a paid subscription to keep all the haters out. I think if he created a new website it will be okay 2 pay because he's older & wiser now so surely he would have learned from previous mishaps & won't let it happen again?

falloff

FUNK 'EM JUST TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE!
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Reply #22 posted 11/22/12 7:45pm

Fonkyman

imago said:

Folks don't understand the value of his websites.

Remember L41A.com? For just around 77 bucks (or so), he got a lifetime membership to receive all sorts of free music and videos.

Then Prince generously allowed us to receive even more free music and videos through another lifetime membership at NPGMC for 100 dollars. That's $177 dollars for two back-to-back wonderful lifetime memberships of all sorts of free stuff.

If that wasn't enough, in an effort to spoil the crap out of us, for just another $77, we were offered an additoinal year on our lifetime memberships via Lotusflow3r for 3 albums from lotusflow3r, a live jazz album, several vault albums, and amazing concert footage from every concert he ever had.

So for less than $300 dollars, our lifetime memberships gave us the opportunity to listen to thousands of songs, and afforded us the opportunity through their L41A experiments to unburden ourselves of our entire collection of bootlegs by mailing it to them, and all we had to do was encur the cost of the original purchases, shipping and handling.

Shit, people, we're being given another lifetime opportunity for a lifetime membership for a hundred bucks? You only live four times....go for it!

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[Edited 11/22/12 16:12pm]

Bang on.

I wasn't online when he started his www games, thankfully. Got stung on the shower of lotus off the back of the 02/Indigo reminiscence gigs. I did get a shit polishing rag and some folders to delete for my troubles, after a load of fuckin about. Oh, and a shit site to look at for a while.

I wouldn't pay for any purple site again.

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Reply #23 posted 11/22/12 8:34pm

one2vibe

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imago said:

Folks don't understand the value of his websites.

Remember L41A.com? For just around 77 bucks (or so), he got a lifetime membership to receive all sorts of free music and videos.

Then Prince generously allowed us to receive even more free music and videos through another lifetime membership at NPGMC for 100 dollars. That's $177 dollars for two back-to-back wonderful lifetime memberships of all sorts of free stuff.

If that wasn't enough, in an effort to spoil the crap out of us, for just another $77, we were offered an additoinal year on our lifetime memberships via Lotusflow3r for 3 albums from lotusflow3r, a live jazz album, several vault albums, and amazing concert footage from every concert he ever had.

So for less than $300 dollars, our lifetime memberships gave us the opportunity to listen to thousands of songs, and afforded us the opportunity through their L41A experiments to unburden ourselves of our entire collection of bootlegs by mailing it to them, and all we had to do was encur the cost of the original purchases, shipping and handling.

Shit, people, we're being given another lifetime opportunity for a lifetime membership for a hundred bucks? You only live four times....go for it!

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[Edited 11/22/12 16:12pm]

Well what most people fail to realize is that by LIFETIME membership it refers to the LIFETIME of the website, not YOUR personal Lifetime. Just like if you win a life time supply of something, it's for the lifetime of the product.

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Reply #24 posted 11/22/12 9:39pm

trax

subscription...NO.

Free website and just make us pay for the downloads. Prince would make more money this way IF he actually kept it updated with new material. The fans would be satisfied too because they will get what they pay for

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Reply #25 posted 11/22/12 10:23pm

veronikka

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ZombieKitten said:



Tremolina said:




TheSanzSpot said:


Would you pay for a Brand New Membership?





No, subscription is a bad idea. It lies at the core of most of the issues with the NPGMC, because it raises "xpectations" and then the costumors feel ripped off, rightfully or not.



Just an easy to use, online record store, nothing too fancy, but chock full of Prince records and videos, in proper quality and at a fair price, easy to pay and download.



That's it basically.




I think the one where you could pay $25 for a lifetime membership (or was it yearly?) was OK, I was happy with that - esp the entry to soundchecks and aftershow. But I couldn't afford $77 for the next time.



I agree that it raises expectations and it MUST deliver nod




I would pay $25 again but not more than that
Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #26 posted 11/23/12 1:21am

imago

one2vibe said:

imago said:

Folks don't understand the value of his websites.

Remember L41A.com? For just around 77 bucks (or so), he got a lifetime membership to receive all sorts of free music and videos.

Then Prince generously allowed us to receive even more free music and videos through another lifetime membership at NPGMC for 100 dollars. That's $177 dollars for two back-to-back wonderful lifetime memberships of all sorts of free stuff.

If that wasn't enough, in an effort to spoil the crap out of us, for just another $77, we were offered an additoinal year on our lifetime memberships via Lotusflow3r for 3 albums from lotusflow3r, a live jazz album, several vault albums, and amazing concert footage from every concert he ever had.

So for less than $300 dollars, our lifetime memberships gave us the opportunity to listen to thousands of songs, and afforded us the opportunity through their L41A experiments to unburden ourselves of our entire collection of bootlegs by mailing it to them, and all we had to do was encur the cost of the original purchases, shipping and handling.

Shit, people, we're being given another lifetime opportunity for a lifetime membership for a hundred bucks? You only live four times....go for it!

.

[Edited 11/22/12 16:12pm]

Well what most people fail to realize is that by LIFETIME membership it refers to the LIFETIME of the website, not YOUR personal Lifetime. Just like if you win a life time supply of something, it's for the lifetime of the product.

And for less than $400 dollars, customers can get that too!

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Reply #27 posted 11/23/12 3:36am

KeithyT

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People sure do remember things differently than me confused

Now, like most I was disappointed when the 2003 (forums etc) incarnation of the NPGMC site was closed and of course I would have been even more disappointed if I had only just paid my membership fee, AND of course I felt the lotusflower website and T-shirt/album download did not really offer great value for money. But I thought the facts were these...

Love4oneanother.com/npgonlineltd.com (1998/99/2000) - free (no membership)

NPGMC (first incarnation, 2001ish) - monthly memberships (werent they around $7.77 for the Ahdio shows) and annual membership ($100 which gave you ahdio shows AND extra mp3 tracks each month?)

NPGMC (second incarnation 2002ish) $100 annual membership for CDs.

NPGMC (third incarnation 2003ish) $25 "lifetime" membership.

3121.com - free (no membership)

lotusflow3r.com - $77 "lifetime" membership

cool

[Edited 11/23/12 3:40am]

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #28 posted 11/23/12 4:09am

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I would be happy if he were to launch a site that offered tracks/whatever for download. The only way he would get my money though is if he offered high quality downloads of older material. I wouldn't be interested in track after track of plastic psuedo funk that were recorded last week with Andy Allo, in crap bitrate Mp3's.

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Reply #29 posted 11/23/12 6:06am

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KeithyT said:

Love4oneanother.com/npgonlineltd.com (1998/99/2000) - free (no membership)

NPGMC (first incarnation, 2001ish) - monthly memberships (werent they around $7.77 for the Ahdio shows) and annual membership ($100 which gave you ahdio shows AND extra mp3 tracks each month?)

NPGMC (second incarnation 2002ish) $100 annual membership for CDs.

NPGMC (third incarnation 2003ish) $25 "lifetime" membership.

3121.com - free (no membership)

lotusflow3r.com - $77 "lifetime" membership

cool

[Edited 11/23/12 3:40am]

Sounds about right.

L4OA wasn't a club.

2001 - Worked best of all the years

2002 - Failed to deliver on half the promised CD's and ended up with some legal action

2003 - Took a lifetime membership fee then shut up shop.

3121 wasn't a club

Lotusflower - Took the money and ran.

Of course, theis is all on the back of the Crystal Ball fiasco.

So would I sign up again? No way. I fell for it every time apart from Lotusflower, where I thought I would sit back and watch before joining. Within weeks it was obvious that Prince was shafting the fans again.

I would like to see an official forum back though. When the last one was up all fams ran away from the org and it became a far less venomous and negative place. The ones who think they are positive really don't understand they are often the most blinkered and confrontational.

I used to like popping into the official forums just to see how far ass kissing could go.

It was a shame it closed. Within hours the fams turned up here, telling everyone how they should behave as fans and starting endless idolisation threads.

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