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πŸ’œ Prince4Everyone 🌸 April 2017 Campaign β˜” FINAL SONG REVEALED! 🎡


~ Latest update ~


We are pleased to announce that the song that obtained the most votes in our final survey is... 'The Beautiful Ones'!

This means that (with your help) we will be supporting this song to try and make it enter the charts in April. 🌸

More info coming soon, stay tuned!
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Follow us on Twitter! >>> https://twitter.com/Prince4Everyone

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~ Previous updates ~

Now is your chance to contribute to the choice of the Prince song that Prince4Everyone will be supporting for it to reach the singles charts - GLOBALLY - during the week of 21st April 2017.

THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE READING THIS CAN PARTICIPATE!

You can post your suggestions (one song per participant) in this thread or on our Facebook/Twitter pages (as a comment under our pinned posts), stating the reasons why you think your chosen track would make the best song for our 'April 2017' campaign. Please be nice and remember, if you don't like the campaign, there are plenty of other threads to get busy with!

Please note that in order to qualify, the song must be:

- available from most digital music outlets (Amazon, 7Digital, Tidal, iTunes, HMV, etc).

- a strong enough track to appeal to the majority of non-fans (that we are hoping to attract for more support)

- a track that wasn't part of our previous campaign (http://prince.org/msg/7/434381) as it is not possible to download a track twice from the same outlet.


The best choices will be kept and included in the final poll on February 4th.

πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’œπŸŽ΅ Thanks everyone! πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’œπŸŽ΅


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~ Previous updates ~


'Prince4Christmas' has become 'Prince4Everyone', a name that reflects more accurately our main goal, which is to help Prince's music reach a wider audience. We are hoping that by making it more 'visible' to the general public, Prince's legacy will inspire more generations to come and maybe even encourage them to pick up a musical instrument.

Our next campaign starts in January, with a view to promote a Prince song to reach the charts in April (more detail coming up soon). We will also continue to promote https://levelup4love.org/, a website that gathers in one place the majority of the charities that Prince used to support.

Apart from the new name, our Facebook and Twitter pages will remain the same so all you have to do is sit back, enjoy the ride and invite more friends to come along.

We look foward to working with you all in 2017!

Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Prince4Everyone
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Prince4Every0ne/

More info coming up soon!

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[Edited 2/19/17 13:51pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/16 11:46pm

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Cool. I wondered what you were gonna do with the name...

Look forward to seeing how this campaign plays out.

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Reply #2 posted 12/29/16 12:41am

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What chart position did the christmas song choice end up at?

RIP sad
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Reply #3 posted 12/29/16 3:03am

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Woo hoo! I like the idea of bringing the community together for something like this: celebrating and extending his legacy. Thanks for all of your efforts, Cherry!

Feel free to join in the Prince Song Poll 2016! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince songs, as decided by you!
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Reply #4 posted 12/29/16 3:03pm

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MattyJam said:

Cool. I wondered what you were gonna do with the name...

Look forward to seeing how this campaign plays out.


Thanks Matty smile

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Reply #5 posted 12/29/16 3:25pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

What chart position did the christmas song choice end up at?


Whilst 'The Cross' didn't make it to the final 100, it still arrived at the top of the R&B sales on most outlets (it got as far as #4 on the Amazon best sellers list), which was great considering there was a much higher number of Christmas No1 campaigns to compete with this year. The whole progress & outcome of the Prince4Christmas campaign can be read here http://prince.org/msg/7/434381. Out of curiosity, did you download / stream any of the supported tracks?

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Reply #6 posted 12/29/16 3:26pm

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Moonbeam said:

Woo hoo! I like the idea of bringing the community together for something like this: celebrating and extending his legacy. Thanks for all of your efforts, Cherry!


Thanks Moonbeam! thumbs up!

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Reply #7 posted 12/30/16 2:23am

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CherryMoon57 said:

TheEnglishGent said:

What chart position did the christmas song choice end up at?


Whilst 'The Cross' didn't make it to the final 100, it still arrived at the top of the R&B sales on most outlets (it got as far as #4 on the Amazon best sellers list), which was great considering there was a much higher number of Christmas No1 campaigns to compete with this year. The whole progress & outcome of the Prince4Christmas campaign can be read here http://prince.org/msg/7/434381. Out of curiosity, did you download / stream any of the supported tracks?

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Sounds like a good effort.

I was following the efforts and had intended to make a purchase of The Cross during the relevant period, but then forgot all about it due to circumstances which I've just finished making a post about here : http://prince.org/msg/7/437056. I'm sure you'll forgive me and I'll keep an eye on future campaigns.

RIP sad
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Reply #8 posted 12/30/16 3:15pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

CherryMoon57 said:


Whilst 'The Cross' didn't make it to the final 100, it still arrived at the top of the R&B sales on most outlets (it got as far as #4 on the Amazon best sellers list), which was great considering there was a much higher number of Christmas No1 campaigns to compete with this year. The whole progress & outcome of the Prince4Christmas campaign can be read here http://prince.org/msg/7/434381. Out of curiosity, did you download / stream any of the supported tracks?

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Sounds like a good effort.

I was following the efforts and had intended to make a purchase of The Cross during the relevant period, but then forgot all about it due to circumstances which I've just finished making a post about here : http://prince.org/msg/7/437056. I'm sure you'll forgive me and I'll keep an eye on future campaigns.


I am very sorry to hear that 2016 has brought you so much sadness. These events will be impossible to forget I'm sure but I hope that time will ease your pain... Your children are beautiful, cherish every moment with them and your wife. God bless you all. hug

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Reply #9 posted 12/30/16 4:37pm

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I genuinely think it might be easier to get Sometimes It Snows in April to chart in April...
Saving your love for SomeSoldier
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Reply #10 posted 01/01/17 4:40pm

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SomeSoldier said:

I genuinely think it might be easier to get Sometimes It Snows in April to chart in April...


Yes, it would be the obvious choice smile I'm not sure how many would be able to download it though, as it was already included in our last campaign and outlets don't normally allow a second download. I have tried and cannot download this track again.

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Reply #11 posted 01/01/17 5:49pm

CherryMoon57

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Now is your chance to contribute to the choice of the Prince song that Prince4Everyone will be supporting for it to reach the singles charts - GLOBALLY - during the week of 21st April 2017.

THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE READING THIS CAN PARTICIPATE!

You can post your suggestions (one song per participant) in this thread or on our Facebook/Twitter pages (as a comment under our pinned posts), stating the reasons why you think your chosen track would make the best song for our 'April 2017' campaign. Please be nice and remember, if you don't like the campaign, there are plenty of other threads to get busy with!

Please note that in order to qualify, the song must be:

- available from most digital music outlets (Amazon, 7Digital, Tidal, iTunes, HMV, etc).

- a strong enough track to appeal to the majority of non-fans (that we are hoping to attract for more support)

- a track that wasn't part of our previous campaign (http://prince.org/msg/7/434381) as it is not possible to download a track twice from the same outlet.


The best choices will be kept and included in the final poll on February 4th.

πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’œπŸŽ΅ Thanks everyone! πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’œπŸŽ΅

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Reply #12 posted 01/02/17 2:13am

Latin

Sometimes It Snows in April.

Thank you very much CherryMoon57 and have a happy new year.
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Reply #13 posted 01/02/17 3:58am

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Latin said:

Sometimes It Snows in April. Thank you very much CherryMoon57 and have a happy new year.

Thanks Latin although as explained above SISIA was already used in our last campaign so we'll have to go for another track. Happy New Year to you too! 😊

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Reply #14 posted 01/02/17 11:24am

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Black Muse
Thanks for your effort.
"We are the New Power Generaton,and so are U!"
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Reply #15 posted 01/02/17 2:40pm

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daniorU said:

Black Muse Thanks for your effort.


Thank you daniorU, not just my effort though. Everyone is currently searching really hard for the best possible track cool

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Reply #16 posted 01/02/17 2:47pm

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CherryMoon57 said:



Latin said:


Sometimes It Snows in April. Thank you very much CherryMoon57 and have a happy new year.

Thanks Latin although as explained above SISIA was already used in our last campaign so we'll have to go for another track. Happy New Year to you too! 😊

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Thanks for the clarification.
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Reply #17 posted 01/02/17 3:30pm

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When Doves Cry.

Thanks! love, Dave.

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Reply #18 posted 01/02/17 3:53pm

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daveonsale said:

When Doves Cry.

Thanks! love, Dave.

Thank you Dave, this one ticks all the boxes! thumbs up!

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Reply #19 posted 01/02/17 4:34pm

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I see a lot of big possibles in this list http://princevault.com/in...nuary_2016 cool


Take your pick!

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Reply #20 posted 01/02/17 4:53pm

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Not my definite choice yet, but my preference is currently leaning hugely towards 'Ain't About To Stop'.

Powerful intro, great tune, modern and fresh sounding and relevance as we want the legacy to continue... Plus the youth will have some fun deciphering the lyrics lol

So what d'yall think?

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Reply #21 posted 01/02/17 5:10pm

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Do Yourself A Favor

Nice and energetic and pop-y enough to get the majority of non-fams to like.

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Reply #22 posted 01/03/17 2:39am

Spayne

This is a very difficult decision as there are so many but thinking of the general public and which song radio might be more inclined to get behind.

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***NOTHING COMPARES 2 U***

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This is well known to the public as the Sinead O'Connor song, so already popular, but I assume unknown as written and performed by Prince. So in a sense a known unknown Prince song.

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It also would be fitting for the April campaign as literally nothing does compare to Prince.

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I'm sure this campaign is going to find some stiff competition from the Purple Rain Deluxe release but on a positive side you could use the publicity off of the back of that.

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Spayne said:

This is a very difficult decision as there are so many but thinking of the general public and which song radio might be more inclined to get behind.

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***NOTHING COMPARES 2 U***

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This is well known to the public as the Sinead O'Connor song, so already popular, but I assume unknown as written and performed by Prince. So in a sense a known unknown Prince song.

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It also would be fitting for the April campaign as literally nothing does compare to Prince.

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I'm sure this campaign is going to find some stiff competition from the Purple Rain Deluxe release but on a positive side you could use the publicity off of the back of that.

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Nothing Compares 2 U is a great choice.

Either that or Purple Rain.

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Spayne said:

This is a very difficult decision as there are so many but thinking of the general public and which song radio might be more inclined to get behind.

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***NOTHING COMPARES 2 U***

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This is well known to the public as the Sinead O'Connor song, so already popular, but I assume unknown as written and performed by Prince. So in a sense a known unknown Prince song.

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It also would be fitting for the April campaign as literally nothing does compare to Prince.

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I'm sure this campaign is going to find some stiff competition from the Purple Rain Deluxe release but on a positive side you could use the publicity off of the back of that.

[Edited 1/3/17 2:41am]


I agree, this is a great choice and very fitting for April. biggrin

Which version are you thinking of (thinking ahead re. availability/streaming access etc)?

An edited version of the original from The Family features on Prince4Ever but is not available for streaming on Tidal. The 1992 live version with Rosie Gaines appears on The Hits/The B Sides and is on Tidal but this is not available as a download everywhere. Let's remember that streaming plays a big part in the charts.



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Reply #25 posted 01/03/17 5:20am

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In terms of strategy, we must also look at how well the songs are currently doing as it gives an indication of how much further interest it could raise.
And the lower it is, the more sales/streaming it will require to bring it up.

For example, based on a few songs that have been mentioned so far,

Nothing Compares 2 U (from Prince4Ever) is currently quite low in sales ranks:

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,892 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

When Doves Cry (from Purple Rain):

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 677 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)


U Got The Look (rating higher from Prince4Ever than from Sign O' The Times)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)


Kiss (from Parade)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,134 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)


Compared all that with Purple Rain (from Prince4Ever):

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 428 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

Purple Rain (from Purple Rain):

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)



This also shows that the result also depends on where the song is downloaded from (ie. Album vs Compilations) as I think they count as a different songs, so that is an important one to consider as well.


I also noticed that some songs from Hitnrun are doing very well compared to other Prince songs who can rank extremely low (in the 100,000's kind of low):


Like a Mack

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,642 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

A 1000 X's & 0's

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,872 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

A big contrast with The X's Face (suggested by a participant on FB)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,382 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)


(All above figures are based on UK sales)

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Reply #26 posted 01/03/17 5:42am

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Also I am thinking of making an exception for 'Sometimes It Snows In April'.

My initial worry was that most of us had already downloaded it during our last campaign, but as someone pointed out to us on Facebook, most would have probably only downloaded 'The Cross' which was the highlight of the campaign, so we might not lose as many in numbers after all.

However I will not take this decision just yet as I would like more people to confirm that there are happy for us to take the risk and include this song along with a confirmation that they have not downloaded it yet and that they have verified that the song will be available for them to purchase in April, should it be the winning song.

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Reply #27 posted 01/03/17 5:49am

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I'm happy to go with Nothing Compares 2 U (obviously, we'd need to be clear which version we were promoting) - or anything, really - I am still pondering what would be best...

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However, I downloaded ALL the Prince4Christmas tracks (including 'April') from Amazon...Would I be able to buy it / download it from somewhere else and have it still count, if that's the one for which we opt?

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Dibblekins said:

I'm happy to go with Nothing Compares 2 U (obviously, we'd need to be clear which version we were promoting) - or anything, really - I am still pondering what would be best...

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However, I downloaded ALL the Prince4Christmas tracks (including 'April') from Amazon...Would I be able to buy it / download it from somewhere else and have it still count, if that's the one for which we opt?

Yes, you would Dibblekins. If it is the first time you download a particular song from a particular outlet, it counts. smile

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Reply #29 posted 01/03/17 7:45am

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CherryMoon57 said:

Spayne said:

This is a very difficult decision as there are so many but thinking of the general public and which song radio might be more inclined to get behind.

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***NOTHING COMPARES 2 U***

.

This is well known to the public as the Sinead O'Connor song, so already popular, but I assume unknown as written and performed by Prince. So in a sense a known unknown Prince song.

.

It also would be fitting for the April campaign as literally nothing does compare to Prince.

.

I'm sure this campaign is going to find some stiff competition from the Purple Rain Deluxe release but on a positive side you could use the publicity off of the back of that.

[Edited 1/3/17 2:41am]


I agree, this is a great choice and very fitting for April. biggrin

Which version are you thinking of (thinking ahead re. availability/streaming access etc)?

An edited version of the original from The Family features on Prince4Ever but is not available for streaming on Tidal. The 1992 live version with Rosie Gaines appears on The Hits/The B Sides and is on Tidal but this is not available as a download everywhere. Let's remember that streaming plays a big part in the charts.



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Hmmm, I see what you mean. I've been looking into the subscriber numbers for streaming sites worldwide.

Spotify (125 million), Deezer (16), Apple Music (10), Napster (4), Tidal (3.5)

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If only Prince was on Spotify - THE ONE AND ONLY SONG ON SPOTIFY IS "STARE" - maybe we should go for that? But not available to download from Amazon. But is on iTunes.

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The fact that there are multiple versions of the same track acrioss different albums means they may individually chart. The only way they will amalgamate together is if the record companies requested prior that they combine them.

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Going on the ranks from Amazon you have found, Purple Rain would be the best bet (and I like the idea of Purple Rain getting to No. 1 in the UK at least, a position it's never been) BUT, as Purple Rain Deluxe is released it may itself push that track up (do we help it along? Yes?). PERHAPS though Purple Rain could be the song pushed in hope that PURPLE RAIN song and album do a double No 1 at the same time, meaning Prince dominates both charts (ably assisted by Prince4Everyone for the song and the record companies own efforts for the album).

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Assuming that PR Deluxe is released around April. AND OF COURSE everyone would need to buy the Purple Rain track from the Deluxe album (however I hope, just in case people buy from an older album, that the record company have combined the sales)

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You never know by the actual campaign live week, Prince may once again appear on Spotify as part of the plan. I miss him there, it's what I always use.

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