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Thread started 09/27/10 2:52am

blackbob

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prince's earnings since his emancipation?

it would be interesting to see what prince has made from his music in general since he left warner bros..?....i read somewhere that prince made more from the emancipation album than he did from 'purple rain' ?....if that is true then that is amazing.....emancipation sold...what....just over a million worldwide and purple rain has sold around 20 million copies now...that really would be something if that is the case....i would imagine prince has made far more in the last 15 years of so called freedom than the previous 15 years of being with warner bros....

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it would also be interesting to see how much madonna has made in the last 15 years compared to prince...?....she has sold far more albums and has continued to suck up to the latest hot producer to keep on the charts so that be interesting to see.... confused

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Reply #1 posted 09/27/10 2:59am

trickykid59

I think he had a pretty good contract with warner but he must have earned much more money per album sold with Emancipation

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Reply #2 posted 09/27/10 3:03am

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I've read he earned 1.7 million euros for his Arras gig this summer, so i assume he's doing pretty good on the money side.

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Reply #3 posted 09/27/10 5:45am

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You can estimate by calculating 70% of his initial gross

I think emancipation sold 500,000 copies give or take, and the initial price ranged between 30-50 bucks (could be wrong) So lets say 40 (if im wrong and you know the right answer, just factor that in to get the proper number)

Thats about 20,000,000 x .70 (70 percent) =14,000,000 (mind you there might be additional deductions because of publishing that might not have been covered by the general 30%. in addition I think these are only U.S. sales, the percentage is a little lower in foriegn markets, 50 to 60% but you could use the same deductive reasoning.

estimate maybe 25 to 30 million

Now if you want to estimate purple rains earnings which sold about about 43,000,000

You may think this is alot, but it really isn't.

first you have to calculate the record companies half, which is 70% of initial gross.

lets say it sold between 10 to 20 bucks, 15

15 x 43,000,000 = 64,500,000 alot right?

Calculate the estimated 70% warner gets and its 45,150,000

still cool right?

What Prince actual recieves is about 10% of Warners share.

yeah you heard right, 10%

.10 x 45,150,000 = 4,515,000

Low right?

and these are rough estimates with estimated price ranges.

But its traditional for artist to get 8 to 12% royalty rate.

Even if Prince negoatiated for a 15% rate because PR sold well its only about 2 million more

6,772,500.

mind you Im not even counting inflation, to keep things simple.

But his earnings are significantly higher than before.

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Reply #4 posted 09/27/10 11:36am

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i think one of reasons hes performing in europe alot is because the euro is worth more than the dollar ....smh disbelief Prince , we see right through you

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Reply #5 posted 09/27/10 12:21pm

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PicklesMcMillan said:

i think one of reasons hes performing in europe alot is because the euro is worth more than the dollar ....smh disbelief Prince , we see right through you

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Yeah, pretty sure the good following he has had there the last 20 years has nothing to do with it.

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Reply #6 posted 09/27/10 1:46pm

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BigAudio said:

PicklesMcMillan said:

i think one of reasons hes performing in europe alot is because the euro is worth more than the dollar ....smh disbelief Prince , we see right through you

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Yeah, pretty sure the good following he has had there the last 20 years has nothing to do with it.

i said ONE!! of the reasons froggy

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Reply #7 posted 09/27/10 1:46pm

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^ was gonna say. people in europe are more willing to appreciate an artist than in the US. mj was the same way. sure it sucks for us "true" followers who can't afford to fly to europe and pay for his usually very expensive tickets.

as for emancipation, i remember going on the local record store...they were still called that even though it was cds lol and it cost 45.99 when it came out, and his being on oprah boosted sales in a big way. i'll never forget all that. prince was the man during the gold expereince and emancipation, he was everywhere.

but it does seem like he really doesn't give 2 cents for anyone anymore. like the fun is gone.

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Reply #8 posted 09/28/10 8:36am

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http://www.celebritynetwo...net-worth/

Prince Net Worth

How much does Prince make?

Prince Net Worth
$250 Million USD

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Reply #9 posted 09/28/10 8:46am

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http://www.celebritynetwo...net-worth/

Prince Net Worth

How much does Prince make?

Prince Net Worth
$250 Million USD

Do you think that is accurate? I never know how they know-apart from tour money that is

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Reply #10 posted 09/28/10 8:48am

jcurley

Also I always assume that P is worth more than most think coz it is calculated on normal things e.g. record sales-but very few stars are the sole agent such as Prince-wouldn't say a4 million seller be worth as much to Prince as a 10 million seller to say Inglesisas etc

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Reply #11 posted 09/28/10 9:20am

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i don't think they add in that people do record and such at paisley park, which is his personal revenue...wonder how often people book time there?

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