Associate Artist Forum Refocus
* Since post April 2016 there has been... and aggressive shift in focus by 'fans' on who Prince slept with, who Prince dated, who they feel is/was the most important woman in Prince's life, and this has caused an extreme amount of disagreements/debates/vitrol in cyberspace and on the Org in particular. People jokeying to get their favorite "female" protege/associate artist/muse at the head of the line. As well as those using alters to talk to themselves and have noting better to do by spreading lies, gossip, innuendos, rumour, factless diatribe in order to passively aggressively create bait and discord. Any claim made has to be backed up by a link.
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Protege vs Associated Artist
protege. A protégé is a person who receives special protection and promotion from someone more established in a field. If your boss introduces you as his newest protégé, you're off to a good start in your career.
protege - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
A Prince Protege is someone overall who is unknown that Prince handpicked that directly corelated with his current project/album whose career, exposure and fan base is not established yet. And who are relatively unknown trying to get their career off the ground and is not yet a musical artist in their own right.
The Time: Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Monte Moore, Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Benton
Vanity 6: Denise Matthews, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett
Sheila E.: Sheila Escovedo, Eddie M., Steph B. Juan Escovedo, Benny R. Miko Weaver, Suzi Davis...
Apollonia 6: Apollonia Kotero, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett
The Family: St Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Benton, Jonathon Melvoin, Miko Weaver...Gregory Brooks, Wally Safford
Mazarati: Sir Casey Terry, Tony Christian...
Jill Jones: Jill Jones
Madhouse: Eric Leeds, Dr Fink, Levi Seacer jr, Sheila E, Dale Alexander ... and of course Prince
- Tony LeMans, Ingrid Chavez, Carmen Electra, Robin Power(and the Uptown Dames)
- Tamar, Bria Valente, Andy Allo
Bandmembers 1978-1989: Andre Cymone, Bobby Z, Dez Dickerson, Dr (Matt)Fink, Gayle Chapman, Lisa Coleman, BrownMark, Jill Jones, Wendy Melvoin, Eric Leeds, Atlanta Bliss, Susannah Melvoin Miko Weaver, Levi Seacer jr, Boni Boyer, Cat(Glover) -Jerome Benton, Wally Safford, Gregory Brooks, Michael Bland
Bandmembers 1990-1999: Dr Fink, Miko Weaver, Levi Seacer jr, Rosie Gaines, Tony M. Michael Bland, Kirk Johnson, Mayte, Kat Dyson, John Blackwell,
Bandmembers 2010-2016: Ida Nielson, Donna Grantis, MonoNeon, Kirk Johnson, Adrian Crutchfield
David Coleman, Novi Novog, Suzi Katayama, Clare Fischer,...
Associate video models et:
Prince Associates are considered artists usually established whom Prince gave a song or two to or jammed on some Prince inspired music, like Sheena Easton, Patti Labelle, Madonna, Demaris, Misty Copeland, Judith Hill Chaka Khan etc (these persons albums and careers -outside of Prince, should be discussed in the Music or General Discussion forum) Any tweet/tribute they share via social media will be shared in an general thread created by the Mods in the Associate Artist forum
General Announcement threads: There will be 1 GA thread for each person as they arise. These threads will be one off tweets, picture sharing, social media update, and org member questions that concern the individual outside of a thread created to discuss an album/tours/performances/song that is actively being discussed.
Individual Threads concerning an album will remain seperate from a general 'announcement' thread. Discussion of the album will specifically talk about details of the process, the music, musicians/instrumentation, writing process, touring, videos, singles, outtakes/one off song releases, album artwork etc
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