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Reply #30 posted 06/28/07 8:29pm

Sdldawn

so whats the actual sunday it will go out in the newspaper.. date anyone?
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Reply #31 posted 06/28/07 8:35pm

blumer

MuSicOloGyMoLLy said:

So sorry to all of you in the UK... but how come when prince has concerts in the uk the tickets are about under 100$ and when he comes to LA theyre over $1000? And we dont get free CD's in the New York Times.... AND he is scheduled to appear on the UK Big Brother... hmmm



The LA concerts are for the rich celebrities and whoever has the money to fork the dough. When he plays arenas, he keeps it affordable. We had Musicology here and hopefully the Earth tour will make its way back to the states at affordable prices too.
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Reply #32 posted 06/28/07 8:54pm

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Wow , bizarre , still at least no-one can say Prince is in it for the money with THIS venture , and it'll take his music to a lot of new people I guess biggrin
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Reply #33 posted 06/28/07 9:02pm

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This is a brilliant marketing move but more than that its a brilliant artistic statement by a brilliant artist and man...

Love how he keeps stirring the pot...

Keep stirring P! lol lol wink wink
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Reply #34 posted 06/28/07 9:30pm

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moonshine said:

Wow , bizarre , still at least no-one can say Prince is in it for the money with THIS venture , and it'll take his music to a lot of new people I guess biggrin

I gonna disagree with U on that. Prince is getting a cut in this whole deal. If you check the article again, it says something like the terms of the agreement was for an undisclosed amount. That news paper is gearing up to probably sell a record number of copies which ever Sunday it hits. Prince will probably snatch up a big chunk of the profits....and then some!
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Reply #35 posted 06/28/07 9:53pm

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2020 said:

This is a brilliant marketing move but more than that its a brilliant artistic statement by a brilliant artist and man...

Love how he keeps stirring the pot...

Keep stirring P! lol lol wink wink
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I agree this is very HOT i love what he's doing someone gotta show the industry who's really in control.
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Reply #36 posted 06/28/07 11:11pm

tintin

My only problem with this is his choice of paper. The Daily/Sunday Biggot (sorry, Mail) is the worst excuse for reactionary, biased, feckless journalism in the UK. If this does go ahead, it's going to really pain me to walk to my newsagent that Sunday morning and hand over my cash to buy a copy of the Mail. I think i'd rather pay for an import copy for the US.

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Reply #37 posted 06/28/07 11:19pm

P2daP

wow.. do you realize how many albums he's gonna "sell" with this stunt? I mean how many people buy newspapers a day??? millions of people!
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Reply #38 posted 06/28/07 11:41pm

Newman

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i think this is a great idea! just like sales of Prince's back catalogue spiked right after his superbowl performance, i think that his back catalogue will 1nce again spike...that is, of course, if it's any good. but even still, it'll produce even more excitement about the concerts.
how many people actually buy music anymore anyways. this way they will receive a cd that they would most likely never buy anyway and will mayb buy another cd by Prince or maybe another artist that they are/were interested in.
of course i also think this is a great idea bcuz it gets some emotional response/opinion out of people. the music biz seems so boring. leave it 2 Prince 2 spice it up...again!
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Reply #39 posted 06/28/07 11:44pm

PurpleHippyUK

Way to go Prince...

A big kick in the balls to the music industry.....

Mail on Sunday's circulation is 2.5 million.... add this to the half a million he's giving away with tickets.... 3million sales.....awesome!!!
We can Funk!!!!
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Reply #40 posted 06/28/07 11:50pm

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"A Watcher scoffs at gravity!"
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Reply #41 posted 06/29/07 1:29am

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BombFunk said:

Haha let them complain all they want, I kinda like the idea. More power to Prince for doing whatever the fuck he wants (or so it seems).


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Well said.

100% AGREE!
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Reply #42 posted 06/29/07 1:30am

boermacher

What's up with that UK thing suddenly. He never looked to the UK and was always in the Netherlands for his European releases and concerts. Now he's giving albums away in the UK.
Loyal dutch fans will not be rewarded for their loyalty, but just have dig in their bankaccount. confused
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Reply #43 posted 06/29/07 1:39am

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On the one hand, this is an awesome move from Prince, defying the conventions of business and industry in favor for the love of music.

But on the other hand, I'm paying for my copy sad Damn it
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Reply #44 posted 06/29/07 1:40am

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i'm very very very upset about this move. yes, it will get in alot of peoples hands but no one will listen to it, i hate those free cd's. no one in the music press will take this album seriously. he's just sentenced his new album to death (for me atleast). why could he have given it to the times, or the observer? anything but the bloody mail on sunday. the people who read that paper are discusting.
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Reply #45 posted 06/29/07 1:43am

Horntooter

This is very cool and all...

But... THE MAIL ON SUNDAY?!?! It's a nasty nazi "they come over here and steal our jobs" kind of paper. Full of hate.

Could have at least signed up with The Observer (Given it away with their Music Monthly editions... Along with a nice feature on the man) or The Indipendant.
Hell... The Sunday Sport would have been better than the Mail!!!
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Reply #46 posted 06/29/07 1:51am

christos7

Perhaps he was ill in4med, yet again, and he'll regret it.
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Reply #47 posted 06/29/07 1:55am

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The entire point of it all is that the music industry, as we know it, is dead...
Now its time to wake up and see the full potential of what can be done.

To any artist who is reading this: "You don't have to go down on your knees in
an office somewhere to make a record anymore"
(c) John Lennon 1968

You can go directly to the consumer and if they have a taste of it and want more, they'll want to go out and get the real deal that, when purchased and put into the CPU, will give the rest of the experience!

Therein, is a brilliant marketing stroke....
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Yeah. Like NPGMC. We know where this leads to: crappy downloads, and a good record, that no one knows (trc).
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Reply #48 posted 06/29/07 1:56am

bonedaddy

Horntooter said:

This is very cool and all...

But... THE MAIL ON SUNDAY?!?! It's a nasty nazi "they come over here and steal our jobs" kind of paper. Full of hate.

Could have at least signed up with The Observer (Given it away with their Music Monthly editions... Along with a nice feature on the man) or The Indipendant.
Hell... The Sunday Sport would have been better than the Mail!!!


$$$$$'s, that's why. let's not forget that he's actually getting paid to 'give' this stuff away, they obviously give him the best price for the deal.
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Reply #49 posted 06/29/07 1:58am

bonedaddy

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What's up with that UK thing suddenly. He never looked to the UK and was always in the Netherlands for his European releases and concerts. Now he's giving albums away in the UK.
Loyal dutch fans will not be rewarded for their loyalty, but just have dig in their bankaccount. confused


He likes us the most, that's why!
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Reply #50 posted 06/29/07 1:59am

christos7

He should talk 2 McDonalds about including a CD in a 'Mr. Happy' meal. lol

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Reply #51 posted 06/29/07 2:00am

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Its the Mail on Sunday that are making money here. They make $$$ through advertising, and of course higher sales/circulation through this "experiment".

This is a blueprint for the future folks. Other big names will follow, Beyonce, JT, MJ, etc because the amount that the newspapers can provide the artist is HUGE.

Prince is getting serious dough for this deal, more than if he sent his CD to retail.
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Reply #52 posted 06/29/07 2:00am

bonedaddy

I still have a feeling this aint going to be a 'full blown' album, if it is though, I think another version, or better version will soon be available in the shops after the event.
This is a one off, because of the O2 give-aways. Just makes good sense to him in more than one way
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Reply #53 posted 06/29/07 2:01am

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Horntooter said:

This is very cool and all...

But... THE MAIL ON SUNDAY?!?! It's a nasty nazi "they come over here and steal our jobs" kind of paper. Full of hate.

Could have at least signed up with The Observer (Given it away with their Music Monthly editions... Along with a nice feature on the man) or The Indipendant.
Hell... The Sunday Sport would have been better than the Mail!!!


I think it's the circulation and their familiarity with giving away CD's.

It is half-way between a tabloid and a broadsheet.
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Reply #54 posted 06/29/07 2:01am

christos7

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Its the Mail on Sunday that are making money here. They make $$$ through advertising, and of course higher sales/circulation through this "experiment".

This is a blueprint for the future folks. Other big names will follow, Beyonce, JT, MJ, etc because the amount that the newspapers can provide the artist is HUGE.

Prince is getting serious dough for this deal, more than if he sent his CD to retail.


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Reply #55 posted 06/29/07 2:06am

bonedaddy

vinx98 said:

Its the Mail on Sunday that are making money here. They make $$$ through advertising, and of course higher sales/circulation through this "experiment".

This is a blueprint for the future folks. Other big names will follow, Beyonce, JT, MJ, etc because the amount that the newspapers can provide the artist is HUGE.

Prince is getting serious dough for this deal, more than if he sent his CD to retail.


If the paper is only selling for £1.40, he is not making ANYWHERE near what he makes normally per unit, but, as he's obviously done a deal for lets say 3 million, he's probably getting paid around the same as if he shifted another 2-300,00 copies in the shops (remembering the fact that he was already giving away 400,000 copies away at the O2 gigs.) I aint done the sums, but he will benefit overall, maybe not instantly, but it will pay off.
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Reply #56 posted 06/29/07 2:14am

cs97eeb

Surely the point is the where Prince is in the artist's life-cycle, he will no longer make any money from selling CDs. Artists like Prince, Celine Dion, Streisand, Rolling Stones etc make all their money from touring. Prince would never have made any real money from this CD release anyway, and neither would the retailers. The CD is just a vehicle to justify a tour. I'm sure it'll be a good album, because it's Prince, but i doubt many non hardcore Prince fans would have gone to buy it without a tour. This way casual fans get the album for free, Prince makes a point about the state of the record industry, and he might just sell a few more concert tickets, for what is let's face it a very very long stretch at a very large venue!
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Reply #57 posted 06/29/07 2:15am

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it might have been a better idea if he had announced this at the same time as he announced the 21 nights in London
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Reply #58 posted 06/29/07 2:19am

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MuSicOloGyMoLLy said:

So sorry to all of you in the UK... but how come when prince has concerts in the uk the tickets are about under 100$ and when he comes to LA theyre over $1000? And we dont get free CD's in the New York Times.... AND he is scheduled to appear on the UK Big Brother... hmmm


simple, he thinks we are better fans razz
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Reply #59 posted 06/29/07 2:33am

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I still play and treasure my cd's and I think this is a marverlous idea. Prince is killing it all over the world, Do it baby!
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