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Thread started 05/30/11 5:45am

ben070785

NPG Records

Once again, I have another question in which answer I am really interested. Can somebody teach me how Prince' record company unit is organised? Where exactly has its seat? How many people are working at the company? Stuff like that... It'd be cool to get more in4mation. Thank you.

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Reply #1 posted 05/30/11 9:48am

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How is Prince' record company unit organised?

It's NOT organized. It's not even a record company at all, it's basically only a logo Prince sticks on his records.

Where exactly has its seat?

Paisley Park Studios I guess.

How many people are working at the company?

None properly. Of course Prince has a staff to run his daily business and these people take care of whatever he does including his record's releases. I don't know how many of them there are but it should be less than 10 people.

Thank you.

U're welcome.

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Reply #2 posted 05/30/11 11:19am

ben070785

databank said:

How is Prince' record company unit organised?

It's NOT organized. It's not even a record company at all, it's basically only a logo Prince sticks on his records.

Where exactly has its seat?

Paisley Park Studios I guess.

How many people are working at the company?

None properly. Of course Prince has a staff to run his daily business and these people take care of whatever he does including his record's releases. I don't know how many of them there are but it should be less than 10 people.

Thank you.

U're welcome.

Hi Databank, thank U 4 responding 2 my questions. It ain't a record company at all? But why is he talking about NPG records being an alternative and all if there's not even a business known by this name at all?

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Reply #3 posted 05/30/11 11:41am

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ben070785 said:

databank said:

How is Prince' record company unit organised?

It's NOT organized. It's not even a record company at all, it's basically only a logo Prince sticks on his records.

Where exactly has its seat?

Paisley Park Studios I guess.

How many people are working at the company?

None properly. Of course Prince has a staff to run his daily business and these people take care of whatever he does including his record's releases. I don't know how many of them there are but it should be less than 10 people.

Thank you.

U're welcome.

Hi Databank, thank U 4 responding 2 my questions. It ain't a record company at all? But why is he talking about NPG records being an alternative and all if there's not even a business known by this name at all?

NPG Records are just records released independently by Prince thru distribution deals. It's not an actual label, there's no actual faculty. It's just Prince and whomever.

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Reply #4 posted 05/30/11 11:43am

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ben070785 said:

But why is he talking about NPG records being an alternative and all if there's not even a business known by this name at all?

Because Prince is a first class bullshitter.

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Reply #5 posted 05/30/11 11:54am

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ben070785 said:

databank said:

How is Prince' record company unit organised?

It's NOT organized. It's not even a record company at all, it's basically only a logo Prince sticks on his records.

Where exactly has its seat?

Paisley Park Studios I guess.

How many people are working at the company?

None properly. Of course Prince has a staff to run his daily business and these people take care of whatever he does including his record's releases. I don't know how many of them there are but it should be less than 10 people.

Thank you.

U're welcome.

Hi Databank, thank U 4 responding 2 my questions. It ain't a record company at all? But why is he talking about NPG records being an alternative and all if there's not even a business known by this name at all?

He is talking about the NPG concept - Which essentially means - Having your own label, owning your own publishing and therefore you can decide when and what to release. And if you want distrubution you can do 1 off P + D deals - Pressing and distribution.

But that of course all relies upon ppl are still buying music not stealing it by downloading

Say Brothers...Can I get some credit...NO?!?!?
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Reply #6 posted 05/30/11 2:58pm

ben070785

I think it ain't good telling everybody how great NPG is and what kind of alternative it can be when there's nothing more than a logo. He wakes expectations that he just can't keep. Okay, maybe he has done a lot more profits after leaving Warner Bros, but he paid a lot for his "War" (less sales, public thinking he's gone mad by doing things that ruined his career). After all those years, do you think he regrets it sometimes how much his career and position in the music industry suffered from his way to artistical freedom?

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Reply #7 posted 05/30/11 10:04pm

databank

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ben070785 said:

I think it ain't good telling everybody how great NPG is and what kind of alternative it can be when there's nothing more than a logo. He wakes expectations that he just can't keep. Okay, maybe he has done a lot more profits after leaving Warner Bros, but he paid a lot for his "War" (less sales, public thinking he's gone mad by doing things that ruined his career). After all those years, do you think he regrets it sometimes how much his career and position in the music industry suffered from his way to artistical freedom?

I don't know when he said that quote you quote. Is it something he said recently? Which expectations does he wakes anyway??? confused

I don't think he regrets anything. He still makes a LOT of money, thru concerts if not thru record sales; he managed to be considered a living icon of r&b and pop by the media and the general public, which he what he always wanted; and on top of all he's free to do & release whatever he wants whenever he wants. His career is everything but ruined: many musicians with a record deal would like to be where he is now.

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