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Chris Moon is Selling His Rights To Soft & Wet On Ebay

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/...3028431377

CO-OWN
PRINCE'S FIRST HIT SONG
(Buy it and just You & Prince will own it.)
My name is Chris Moon, and I discovered Prince during the mid '70's in Minneapolis at my recording studio named MoonSound. See the attached People Magazine for confirmation or just research me and you will see that not only did I discover the then 16 year old recording artist but I also co-wrote 3 of the 4 songs on his original demo tape that got him signed to Warner Brothers Records plus I co-wrote his first hit song named "SOFT & WET".

Here is your chance to OWN A PRINCE HIT SONG, his first hit song and a song that has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, it was his first solo single, released in June 7, 1978 on his 20th birthday, from his debut album. Read on for the details...
This song I wrote for Prince named Soft & Wet was on his first album, it was the first song we did together and it was also on his first demo tape ... it is the song that started it all and launched his career.
I wrote the lyrics and Prince wrote the music. When he was getting ready to release his first album with Warner Brothers, we signed a song royalty agreement in which we equally shared in the writing credits of the song. I got the writing royalties for the lyrics, he got the writing royalties for the music and ECNIRP took the publishing. He have been sharing in the royalties of that song over all these years ... and still do.
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Reply #1 posted 02/11/18 2:59pm

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On a random side note, Paul McCartney has a song called C-Moon.
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Reply #2 posted 02/11/18 3:04pm

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why disbelief ?

I would love to be co owner, and I'm going to look to see if I can make it happen woot! excited

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Reply #3 posted 02/11/18 3:40pm

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Some folks on Facebook were joking saying maybe its for a divorce or he is broke or both......

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Reply #4 posted 02/11/18 4:26pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

why disbelief ?

I would love to be co owner, and I'm going to look to see if I can make it happen woot! excited

It's only $490,000.00. If 100,000 of us all chip in $5.00, we can all share the credit. deal

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Reply #5 posted 02/11/18 4:50pm

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I wonder what he has made on the song? I also wonder if he actually wrote all the lyrics or if it was an “arrangement” between him and Prince.
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Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #7 posted 02/11/18 4:57pm

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I might buy it, I have to think it through.

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Reply #8 posted 02/11/18 5:06pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:



OldFriends4Sale said:



why disbelief ?



I would love to be co owner, and I'm going to look to see if I can make it happen woot! excited




It's only $490,000.00. If 100,000 of us all chip in $5.00, we can all share the credit. deal




If.That would be something, to be a part of my first Prince song.
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Reply #9 posted 02/11/18 5:08pm

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jdcxc said:

I wonder what he has made on the song? I also wonder if he actually wrote all the lyrics or if it was an “arrangement” between him and Prince.

There is a whole Prince & Chris Moon Sessions that could be released as a set

14-track demo tape, Moonsound, Minneapolis, spring – December 1976 – no known order
Instrumental (7:25) – possibly titled Farnborough
Aces (Prince/Chris Moon)
Diamond Eyes (Prince/Chris Moon)
Don’t Forget (Prince/Chris Moon)
Don’t Hold Back (Prince/Chris Moon)
Fantasy (Prince/Chris Moon)
Love Is Forever #1 (Prince/Chris Moon)
Make It Through The Storm #1 (Prince/Chris Moon)
Piano Intro (0:40)
Soft And Wet #1 (3:22) (Prince/Chris Moon)
Surprise (Prince/Chris Moon)

recorded in Summer 1976 at Moonsound, Minneapolis, MN, USA

1976 OUTTAKE

Make It Through The Storm

Although Prince's versions remain unreleased, Sue Ann Carwell released a version of the song in 1981, as the b-side of her single Let Me Let You Rock Me, but with different music, written by Chris Moon; since Prince's original input was limited to music, he had no contribution in the released version, so the track is listed here as unreleased.

-PrinceVault

Sound 80, Minneapolis, 29 December 1976 – summer 1977
Baby #2 (Instrumental) (3:15)
Baby #3 (3:08)
Just As Long As We’re Together #1 (3:34)
Soft And Wet #2 (3:04) (Prince/Chris Moon)
Instrumental (3:49)
My Love Is Forever #2 (previously “Love Is Forever”) (4:03) (Prince/Chris Moon)
Make It Through The Storm #2 (2:44) (Prince/Chris Moon)

It was while Prince attended Central High School in Minneapolis, MN that he began his recording career. The first recording studio that Prince stepped into was MoonSound Studios in south Minneapolis. MoonSound was a small studio owned and operated by British born, Chris Moon, a talented recording engineer and budding entrepreneur.

Chris first established MoonSound Studios in the basement of a small, single family home at about 57th and Stevens Ave. It’s unknown how Prince first came upon this specific studio, but it’s likely he had heard about MoonSound Studios through a variety of promotions that had been aired on the local “progressive rock” station, KQRS.

At MoonSound Studios, Chris taught Prince the basics of multi-track recording and also provided him access to a variety of musical instruments like a piano, electronic keyboards, synthesizers, drums, etc.. It was during this time that Prince learned how to record and mix all intruments played. Chris eventually gave Prince a set of keys to his studio and Prince would show up after school and evenings.

Chris Moon quickly realized that he had a true talent on his hands, and together, they began working on a demo tape that could be presented to record labels. The first few attempts to secure a record label failed and Chris soon realized that they needed to find someone with better connections to the music business world. As a result, Chris introduced Prince to Owen Husney- a music industry executive in Minneapolis – and they sent him a demo tape. Shortly thereafter Husney became Prince’s first manager. This partnership would eventually led to a record deal with Warner Bros and the rest is musical history.

In the early 1970s Chris Moon (a Brit) became interested in recording technology, he purchased a slew of advanced recording equipment and began searching for musical acts that interested him. He carted his equipment out to gigs and rehearsal halls to make demo recordings. Moon recorded several demos and live gigs with Skogie and the Flaming Pachucos before their move to Los Angeles in the summer of 1976.

For You, The Record Plant, Sausalito, 1 October – 22 December 1977
For You #5 (1:06)*
In Love #2 (3:38)*
Soft And Wet #3 (3:01)* (Prince/Chris Moon)
Crazy You (2:17)*
Just As Long As We’re Together #6 (6:24)*
Baby # 4 (3:09)*
My Love Is Forever #3 (4:09)* (Prince/Chris Moon)
So Blue (4:26)*
I’m Yours #2 (5:01)*
Make It Through The Storm #3 (Prince/Chris Moon)

Sue Ann Carwell, home studio & Sound 80, summer 1978
Make It Through The Storm #4 (Prince/Chris Moon) – re-recorded and released as b-side of Let Me Let You Rock Me-single in 1981
Since We’ve Been Together #2 – copyrighted at The Library of Congress 21/8-1980
Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? #2

Chris Moon was one of the first to discover Prince's musical talent and he was an important factor in getting his career underway. They met in 1976 when Prince came through his Moonsound Studio to record material with his band, then known as Champagne.


Moon had aspirations as a songwriter, having written poetry and song lyrics since he was a teenager, and after seeing Prince at work in the studio, he approached him about collaborating. In exchange for writing and playing the music, Prince would get free studio time. The deal served both well; Moon could turn his lyrics into songs and Prince was able to learn about recording techniques and develop as a songwriter and musician. Their teaming-up contributed to the breakup of Champagne and led to Prince's decision to become solo artist.


Chris Moon can take some credit for his early collaboration with Prince, the famous "naughty implied sexuality" approach to songwriting, and introducing Prince to Owen Husney, who became his first manager. He parted ways with Prince, more than 20 years ago

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

why disbelief ?

I would love to be co owner, and I'm going to look to see if I can make it happen woot! excited

It's only $490,000.00. If 100,000 of us all chip in $5.00, we can all share the credit. deal

We should try get enough to chip in $50 -$100 dollars we can get it quicker

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #11 posted 02/11/18 5:18pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

It's only $490,000.00. If 100,000 of us all chip in $5.00, we can all share the credit. deal

We should try get enough to chip in $50 -$100 dollars we can get it quicker


woot! Sounds good to me. nod

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Reply #12 posted 02/11/18 5:25pm

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"No them...there's only us."
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Reply #13 posted 02/11/18 5:54pm

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Let's split the differnce, and all chip in $25.00 , so that the financially insufficient among us can still contribute. Who do we elect as the treasurer? This is actually a cool idea. Thoughts? yes

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Reply #14 posted 02/11/18 6:44pm

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LOL
U do good poetry, so I'll loan you some coins lol

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #15 posted 02/11/18 9:58pm

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hmmm Chris Moon must be really hard up for cash if he's selling his rights to a hit song

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Reply #16 posted 02/11/18 10:05pm

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hmmm Chris Moon must be really hard up for cash if he's selling his rights to a hit song

i don't think he ever made much off of Prince, this is probably his only chance, posthumously. He didn't do anything of note outside of discovering Prince.

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Reply #17 posted 02/11/18 11:12pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

disbelief

https://www.ebay.com/itm/...3028431377

CO-OWN
PRINCE'S FIRST HIT SONG
(Buy it and just You & Prince will own it.)
My name is Chris Moon, and I discovered Prince during the mid '70's in Minneapolis at my recording studio named MoonSound. See the attached People Magazine for confirmation or just research me and you will see that not only did I discover the then 16 year old recording artist but I also co-wrote 3 of the 4 songs on his original demo tape that got him signed to Warner Brothers Records plus I co-wrote his first hit song named "SOFT & WET".

Here is your chance to OWN A PRINCE HIT SONG, his first hit song and a song that has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, it was his first solo single, released in June 7, 1978 on his 20th birthday, from his debut album. Read on for the details...
This song I wrote for Prince named Soft & Wet was on his first album, it was the first song we did together and it was also on his first demo tape ... it is the song that started it all and launched his career.
I wrote the lyrics and Prince wrote the music. When he was getting ready to release his first album with Warner Brothers, we signed a song royalty agreement in which we equally shared in the writing credits of the song. I got the writing royalties for the lyrics, he got the writing royalties for the music and ECNIRP took the publishing. He have been sharing in the royalties of that song over all these years ... and still do.

hmmm

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Reply #18 posted 02/12/18 12:11am

Adorecream

I would be interested in how much money we could make with it. Buy it and sell it to a few advertising campaigns - Soft and Wet lube anyone. Just make it soft and wet, your love will be Soft and Wet.

.

Gel condoms for Durex perhaps, the soft and wet slide range.

.

Water slides and aquatic toys called Soft and Wet.

.

Sugarcane sales in the 3rd world - I've got a sugarcane brand

.

Can you feel the pain - bondage and masspline supplies.

.

Seriously the X rated possibilities are endless.

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It is obvious the song ain't making shit for the dude now, if he is trying to sell it. Chris Moon must be like in his late 60s at least, and 22 million copies, well at least 15 million of them were on the Hits 1 and Ultimate Prince and probably less than 500k of them in it's original release. Looks like I am wrong, MC Hammer is responsible, but I doubt that album moved more than a handful after 1991.

.

Also it's only Co - Owning the song, not full ownership, the other owners are Prince's estate who I am sure will limit what you can and can't do with it.

[Edited 2/12/18 0:15am]

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Reply #19 posted 02/12/18 12:14am

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Adorecream said:

I would be interested in how much money we could make with it. Buy it and sell it to a few advertising campaigns - Soft and Wet lube anyone. Just make it soft and wet, your love will be Soft and Wet.


.


Gel condoms for Durex perhaps, the soft and wet slide range.


.


Water slides and aquatic toys called Soft and Wet.


.


Sugarcane sales in the 3rd world - I've got a sugarcane brand


.


Can you feel the pain - bondage and masspline supplies.


.


Seriously the X rated possibilities are endless.


.


It is obvious the song ain't making shit for the dude now, if he is trying to sell it. Chris Moon must be like in his late 60s at least, and 22 million copies, well at least 15 million of them were on the Hits 1 and Ultimate Prince and probably less than 500k of them in it's original release.



I imagine he probably made more money from MC Hammers album which used the track as that sold pretty well.
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Reply #20 posted 02/12/18 2:33am

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Adorecream said:

I would be interested in how much money we could make with it. Buy it and sell it to a few advertising campaigns - Soft and Wet lube anyone. Just make it soft and wet, your love will be Soft and Wet.


.


Gel condoms for Durex perhaps, the soft and wet slide range.


.


Water slides and aquatic toys called Soft and Wet.


.


Sugarcane sales in the 3rd world - I've got a sugarcane brand


.


Can you feel the pain - bondage and masspline supplies.


.


Seriously the X rated possibilities are endless.


.


It is obvious the song ain't making shit for the dude now, if he is trying to sell it. Chris Moon must be like in his late 60s at least, and 22 million copies, well at least 15 million of them were on the Hits 1 and Ultimate Prince and probably less than 500k of them in it's original release. Looks like I am wrong, MC Hammer is responsible, but I doubt that album moved more than a handful after 1991.


.


Also it's only Co - Owning the song, not full ownership, the other owners are Prince's estate who I am sure will limit what you can and can't do with it.

[Edited 2/12/18 0:15am]


Exactly, whoever buys his share is not going to have control.
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Reply #21 posted 02/12/18 2:39am

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The new reality. Seems like everyone cashing in/out. Such a shame. I suppose it was the same for those who came before.

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The new reality. Seems like everyone cashing in/out. Such a shame. I suppose it was the same for those who came before.

Well they do not have Prince to subsidze them or live off of anymore. We know most people will not put two nickels away for retirement and the music industry as shead thousands of jobs.

I honestly think some of them thought Prince would never die and this is what happens when you hook on to someone us and cannot get your own thing going on.

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

why disbelief ?

I would love to be co owner, and I'm going to look to see if I can make it happen woot! excited

It's only $490,000.00. If 100,000 of us all chip in $5.00, we can all share the credit. deal

i'm in

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Reply #24 posted 02/12/18 4:34am

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Seahorsie said:

Let's split the differnce, and all chip in $25.00 , so that the financially insufficient among us can still contribute. Who do we elect as the treasurer? This is actually a cool idea. Thoughts? yes

count me in. This sounds fun

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PeteSilas said:

SoulAlive said:

hmmm Chris Moon must be really hard up for cash if he's selling his rights to a hit song

i don't think he ever made much off of Prince, this is probably his only chance, posthumously. He didn't do anything of note outside of discovering Prince.

U guys should look up the persons life to see what they've done

.

First, the creation of Moon Studios that young talent like Prince could actually have access to get a start is a good thing

.

PBS Documentaries concerning African cultures and wildlife, New Guinea, Solomon Isles etc and WWII

and international marketing for Fortune 500 companies

and the owner of a luxury audio company

.

ahhh he's probably living pretty comfortable.

.

But I also think again about this stuff. When it comes to fandom, why not let a hardcore fan own his part? You have people thinking about their mortality, Chris is pushing 70. I don't think he has any kids, and why should they reap any royalities from the song?

*edit: he had one son who died

[Edited 2/12/18 7:34am]

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #26 posted 02/12/18 7:48am

PeteSilas

point taken, i just never heard anything outside of Prince, which, don't get me wrong, is a huge contribution to american music any way you cut it.

OldFriends4Sale said:

PeteSilas said:

i don't think he ever made much off of Prince, this is probably his only chance, posthumously. He didn't do anything of note outside of discovering Prince.

U guys should look up the persons life to see what they've done

.

First, the creation of Moon Studios that young talent like Prince could actually have access to get a start is a good thing

.

PBS Documentaries concerning African cultures and wildlife, New Guinea, Solomon Isles etc and WWII

and international marketing for Fortune 500 companies

and the owner of a luxury audio company

.

ahhh he's probably living pretty comfortable.

.

But I also think again about this stuff. When it comes to fandom, why not let a hardcore fan own his part? You have people thinking about their mortality, Chris is pushing 70. I don't think he has any kids, and why should they reap any royalities from the song?

*edit: he had one son who died

[Edited 2/12/18 7:34am]

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Reply #27 posted 02/12/18 7:53am

PeteSilas

laurarichardson said:

milesb said:

The new reality. Seems like everyone cashing in/out. Such a shame. I suppose it was the same for those who came before.

Well they do not have Prince to subsidze them or live off of anymore. We know most people will not put two nickels away for retirement and the music industry as shead thousands of jobs.

I honestly think some of them thought Prince would never die and this is what happens when you hook on to someone us and cannot get your own thing going on.

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i don't think moon ever made much off of Prince, but ya, seems that everyone is selling him out, just the way it goes i guess.

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Reply #28 posted 02/12/18 7:56am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

PeteSilas said:

i don't think he ever made much off of Prince, this is probably his only chance, posthumously. He didn't do anything of note outside of discovering Prince.

U guys should look up the persons life to see what they've done

.

First, the creation of Moon Studios that young talent like Prince could actually have access to get a start is a good thing

.

PBS Documentaries concerning African cultures and wildlife, New Guinea, Solomon Isles etc and WWII

and international marketing for Fortune 500 companies

and the owner of a luxury audio company

.

ahhh he's probably living pretty comfortable.

.

But I also think again about this stuff. When it comes to fandom, why not let a hardcore fan own his part? You have people thinking about their mortality, Chris is pushing 70. I don't think he has any kids, and why should they reap any royalities from the song?

*edit: he had one son who died

[Edited 2/12/18 7:34am]

So if he had kids they should get nothing? Not for anyone to say but Chirs as our laws do not work in that manner. Once again he could have gone to the estate. Anyone who buys his half is going to have wait many years to get a return on their investment.

Streams are about a few pennies.

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Reply #29 posted 02/12/18 7:58am

PeteSilas

another thing Moon deserves a serious mention of is him being the first person to plant it in Prince's mind to be raunchy, what would Prince have been without that? would he have gone that direction anyway? who knows.

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