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Reply #330 posted 09/14/07 5:02pm

Tame

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I don't know what it's like to have my image or hard work taken advantage of,
however, Prince could be better off just letting those older images go, and
work on new material that is set aside, for the time when everyone has already purchased what has been printed, or backordered... and then release everything all at once, so that the initial investment can never be lost. It's basically a sales delay concept. when a million cd's have been paid for up front, and the bills are paid, then release them...even if it takes 3 months.
[Edited 9/14/07 17:37pm]
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #331 posted 09/14/07 5:07pm

IstenSzek

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gemini13 said:

ButterscotchPimp said:

or here's a BETTER idea?

Instead of worrying about who's showing antiquated videos on Youtube, WHY DON'T YOU PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CATALOG!!!!!

The state of your back catalog is SHAMEFUL!!!!!

alright, i'm done.



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me too heart
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #332 posted 09/14/07 5:19pm

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As prince fans, why is everyone doubting him so much? haven't y'all learned he's a master businessman? He's ALWAYS 10 steps ahead of everyone. He has many god-given gifts and that's why we're all so attracted to him. Let's just support him and believe he KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!
I'm going to hell in a hand-basket. No, scratch that - I'm going in a Bentley!
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Reply #333 posted 09/14/07 5:23pm

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leopardboots said:

As prince fans, why is everyone doubting him so much? haven't y'all learned he's a master businessman? He's ALWAYS 10 steps ahead of everyone. He has many god-given gifts and that's why we're all so attracted to him. Let's just support him and believe he KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!


i'd support him if he stopped acting like an overly religious, pompous asshole. neutral
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Reply #334 posted 09/14/07 5:29pm

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I think sometimes people forget this is a "Fan site". prince is just plain amazing. No one can get inside his head - although we all wish we could.
I'm going to hell in a hand-basket. No, scratch that - I'm going in a Bentley!
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Reply #335 posted 09/14/07 5:41pm

PurpleCharm

Some of you are really getting riled up over this. neutral
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Reply #336 posted 09/14/07 5:45pm

Lothan

leopardboots said:

As prince fans, why is everyone doubting him so much? haven't y'all learned he's a master businessman? He's ALWAYS 10 steps ahead of everyone. He has many god-given gifts and that's why we're all so attracted to him. Let's just support him and believe he KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!
If Prince was 10 steps ahead, none of his stuff would have goten bootlegged in the first place.
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Reply #337 posted 09/14/07 5:46pm

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Reply #338 posted 09/14/07 5:52pm

Lothan

PurpleCharm said:

Some of you are really getting riled up over this. neutral
I'm not. Nothing dude does suprises me anymore.
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Reply #339 posted 09/14/07 5:53pm

Tame

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excessex said:

Rumours that at least one website will now require re-registration and agreement with the following:
"I hereby certify that I am not Prince, Prince's next-door neighbour, an employee of Prince, a fan of Prince and that I hate Prince and want to see the little purple snivelling shit-face die in agony and rot in hell forever. I promise not to buy his records, hear any reasonable criticism of my attitude or those of my fellow quackers and to spread the word that Prince is scum in perpetuity throughout the universe"


This is downright unnecessary.
People that love Prince and will continue to do so, are
the only people that he needs to listen to his music.
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Reply #340 posted 09/14/07 5:58pm

Lothan

Tame said:

excessex said:

Rumours that at least one website will now require re-registration and agreement with the following:
"I hereby certify that I am not Prince, Prince's next-door neighbour, an employee of Prince, a fan of Prince and that I hate Prince and want to see the little purple snivelling shit-face die in agony and rot in hell forever. I promise not to buy his records, hear any reasonable criticism of my attitude or those of my fellow quackers and to spread the word that Prince is scum in perpetuity throughout the universe"


This is downright unnecessary.
People that love Prince and will continue to do so, are
the only people that he needs to listen to his music.
Do you love him? I mean, really?
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Reply #341 posted 09/14/07 6:00pm

Twinkly1

excessex said:

Yesssss!


feelUup said:

Prince is brilliant. He has been at the cutting edge of online music distribution and websites, so it only makes sense that he would step up and try to get a handle on the piracy that has gone wild online. Someone has to take the first step and Prince is making a bold move. He has worked hard and deserves to have some sense of where all his work is being reproduced.

We are stepping into new territory with the online piracy, and eventually there will be parameters and guidelines to protect artists. For now Prince will have to make the first move. A very smart move. He wants control of his music and videos. Very smart.

The music industry has to catch up to the internet eventually. Prince will set the standard for others to follow.


This is so right on!
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Reply #342 posted 09/14/07 6:15pm

emesem

you people really live in a bubble. I guess you've missed the last ten-fifteen years of lawsuits from record labels, movie studies et al (most of which they've won) and bands like Metalica who'd been against piracy from day one.

get a grip.




Twinkly1 said:

excessex said:

Yesssss!




This is so right on!

feelUup said:

Prince is brilliant. He has been at the cutting edge of online music distribution and websites, so it only makes sense that he would step up and try to get a handle on the piracy that has gone wild online. Someone has to take the first step and Prince is making a bold move. He has worked hard and deserves to have some sense of where all his work is being reproduced.

We are stepping into new territory with the online piracy, and eventually there will be parameters and guidelines to protect artists. For now Prince will have to make the first move. A very smart move. He wants control of his music and videos. Very smart.

The music industry has to catch up to the internet eventually. Prince will set the standard for others to follow.

clapping

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Reply #343 posted 09/14/07 6:17pm

Imago

leopardboots said:

I think sometimes people forget this is a "Fan site". prince is just plain amazing. No one can get inside his head - although we all wish we could.



no.

His butthole, if you dim the lights, maybe. But his head? no.
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Reply #344 posted 09/14/07 6:40pm

Twinkly1

Imago said:

Twinkly1 said:



This statement from someone whose Avatar is a man's groin with a sock in it?

omfg nana feeling ill err disbelief pissed brick wacky falloff falloff

It's a mockup of Prince's cameltoe picture. I could get sued for using the real one now. shrug



Need we say more? "Mockup" is the critical word here. doh!
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Reply #345 posted 09/14/07 6:47pm

gemini13

leopardboots said:

As prince fans, why is everyone doubting him so much? haven't y'all learned he's a master businessman? He's ALWAYS 10 steps ahead of everyone. He has many god-given gifts and that's why we're all so attracted to him. Let's just support him and believe he KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!



falloff

Honey, in case you haven't noticed, Prince is definitely NOT that smart. He's a pompous ass who's afraid of his own shadow. A man so unfeeling that he couldn't even act in his own movies very well. Pahleeeeeze.
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Reply #346 posted 09/14/07 7:06pm

Zannaloaf

gemini13 said:

leopardboots said:

As prince fans, why is everyone doubting him so much? haven't y'all learned he's a master businessman? He's ALWAYS 10 steps ahead of everyone. He has many god-given gifts and that's why we're all so attracted to him. Let's just support him and believe he KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!



falloff

Honey, in case you haven't noticed, Prince is definitely NOT that smart. He's a pompous ass who's afraid of his own shadow. A man so unfeeling that he couldn't even act in his own movies very well. Pahleeeeeze.


Bingo. Prince ain't that smart. He's a great musician and lucky to have zombie followers who worship him no matter what kind of shit he pulls. As far as all the internet stuff goes- it's his material- so he has every legal right. As far as controlling when people enjoy his material..um WTF? BUT...he might want to consider focusing on making something new WORTH putting on youtube.
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Reply #347 posted 09/14/07 7:10pm

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It seems to me that Prince doesn't want people, especially new fans, to buy his albums. I can understand not wanting people to see your old videos because they go against your new religion, but alot of his old and newer videos have no bad temptations or themes in them. Why is he keeping people from seeing those videos? Isn't the whole point of music videos to try to sell albums? Lots of artists would kill to have their videos seen more, whether it be mtv, vh1, or online. Prince making it hard to see his videos is just hurting his album sales.
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Reply #348 posted 09/14/07 7:34pm

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If Prince cared about his work and how it's been treated, why hasn't he taken better care of his back catalog? neutral
"We may deify or demonize them but not ignore them. And we call them genius, because they are the people who change the world."
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Reply #349 posted 09/14/07 7:34pm

babynoz

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(In an old southern slave voice)

OOOOOHHHH!!!! Somebody said Prince...shh shh shh you don't do, say, or bring up da masta's name...shhh shh shhh awwww lllaaawwrrdd ...da masta's gon sue....run, hide, he gon get your hide, you gone get whipped!!!!!


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Post of the year! falloff

'An dey still be beggin' crumbs from de massa's table cuz if massa don feed 'em dey's gon die! AWWWW LAAAAAWDY!

cue, "Nobody Knows Da Trubble I Seeeeen...."

Reality TV ain't got nothin' on the Org. lol
Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #350 posted 09/14/07 8:11pm

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I am sick and tired of his pointless eccentricities! I have had it.

Get a clue Alexander Neverhadamind! mad
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Reply #351 posted 09/14/07 8:47pm

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Okay now I can really speak on something - I have been a Prince fan for quite a long time. I have supported so many aspects of his music, his character defending him against all types of attacks...gay, clothing...name change etc. I have traveled to other states to see him perform. I have been there for the Man PERIOD. I can never experience things such as Prince a Celebration or The Las Vegas thing because by the time you plan to go the "Artist" ups and says "Hey I'm done with this." I recall sometime ago when so many fans had designed websites devoted to him. It was cool seeing people taking their artistic talent and create digital art all in the name of the great Prince....What did he do...threaten everyone to close the sites.

My only saving grace was being able to see a video of Prince courtesy of Youtube. It has been cool to be able to watch Controversy again, the long version of A-U-T-omatic, When doves cry etc. The fact that I have been a fan purchased every damn release from paisley park (Yes I had a copy of good question and Dale Bozzio riot in English). Every issue of every periodical whose cover he's graced. I can't watch a simple video once in awhile. You know I am DONE - this is the kind of BULLSHIT that all of his former associates talk about. Mr. Control freak!!!

In the open he wants to smell like roses but behind closed doors he's a LITTLE dictator. What's he gonna do next, sue fans for wearing Purple. WTF - fucking control freaken bastard. The last cd I purchased was 3121 - and GUESS WHAT PRINCE - I bought it used. That's right!!!! USED!!! I haven't even purchased Planet Earth - If my state is BLESSED for you to come and perform I will be one person who won't be there. I am sick of your selfish ways and your twisted fashion in which you deny fans the opportunity to support you. I AM DONE with supporting your art. We as fans made you a star. We did!!! Your fans have carried you through every slump in your creative career, even when you couldn’t fill a skating rink – (Do you remember when you opened for the Rolling Stones and you were pelted with raw chicken parts) we still supported you. Buying crap like chaos and disorder, New Power Soul, cheap fabric parkas (from your now defunct clothing line) that couldn't keep you warm in the summer. Getting burned by your direct mailing for crystal ball (think back people when you waited for months to get the cd). What are you gonna do...open a web site and charge us to watch you dance around in late 70's shorts and leg warmers with silver boots? SO sad that God (yes God) would have so much talent wrapped up in an ass. I will no loner support a contradiction.
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Reply #352 posted 09/14/07 9:23pm

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I still dont understand how a visionary guy like Prince can be so conservative

I knew several new artists because friends sent me the links to YouTube videos. It would be really cool if we could share some of Prince´s greatest performances with our friends too. But Prince doesn´t want.
Peace
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Reply #353 posted 09/14/07 9:25pm

camilleblue

sad Talk about alienating the people who made you what you are today. Geez I mean that's a good way to lose a new generation of fans and some the old ones. (shaking head in disgust)
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Reply #354 posted 09/14/07 10:04pm

ButterscotchPi
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whendovescry2000 said:

Okay now I can really speak on something - I have been a Prince fan for quite a long time. I have supported so many aspects of his music, his character defending him against all types of attacks...gay, clothing...name change etc. I have traveled to other states to see him perform. I have been there for the Man PERIOD. I can never experience things such as Prince a Celebration or The Las Vegas thing because by the time you plan to go the "Artist" ups and says "Hey I'm done with this." I recall sometime ago when so many fans had designed websites devoted to him. It was cool seeing people taking their artistic talent and create digital art all in the name of the great Prince....What did he do...threaten everyone to close the sites.

My only saving grace was being able to see a video of Prince courtesy of Youtube. It has been cool to be able to watch Controversy again, the long version of A-U-T-omatic, When doves cry etc. The fact that I have been a fan purchased every damn release from paisley park (Yes I had a copy of good question and Dale Bozzio riot in English). Every issue of every periodical whose cover he's graced. I can't watch a simple video once in awhile. You know I am DONE - this is the kind of BULLSHIT that all of his former associates talk about. Mr. Control freak!!!

In the open he wants to smell like roses but behind closed doors he's a LITTLE dictator. What's he gonna do next, sue fans for wearing Purple. WTF - fucking control freaken bastard. The last cd I purchased was 3121 - and GUESS WHAT PRINCE - I bought it used. That's right!!!! USED!!! I haven't even purchased Planet Earth - If my state is BLESSED for you to come and perform I will be one person who won't be there. I am sick of your selfish ways and your twisted fashion in which you deny fans the opportunity to support you. I AM DONE with supporting your art. We as fans made you a star. We did!!! Your fans have carried you through every slump in your creative career, even when you couldn’t fill a skating rink – (Do you remember when you opened for the Rolling Stones and you were pelted with raw chicken parts) we still supported you. Buying crap like chaos and disorder, New Power Soul, cheap fabric parkas (from your now defunct clothing line) that couldn't keep you warm in the summer. Getting burned by your direct mailing for crystal ball (think back people when you waited for months to get the cd). What are you gonna do...open a web site and charge us to watch you dance around in late 70's shorts and leg warmers with silver boots? SO sad that God (yes God) would have so much talent wrapped up in an ass. I will no loner support a contradiction.






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Reply #355 posted 09/14/07 10:25pm

P2daP

I Dont agree with Prince on this subject.

But you guys need to come down. This is how someone like John Lennon gets shot.


Fans have to realize, they dont matter. It doesn't matter if you bought all his albums (your just one of millions who've done that) It does matter you got on an plane to see him (your just one of thousands who've done that). He doesn't know your name, he doesn't know your face, he doesn't even know you exist. Dont take this type thing as a personal attack, as i feel many on here and housequake.com are taking it. Remeber he doesnt even know your alive. If you see him face to face. Your a stranger. He doesnt really love you. You write him a letter, your just words on a piece of paper. You dont have feelings you dont cry, you dont laugh, you don't exist.


Where just a bunch of people who enjoy music. Again i disagree with him on this matter, but that's it don't hate him, i don't feel disrespected for "all i've done" and "all the money i spent" i'm just in disagrement.


So calm down yal' damn!! lol
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Reply #356 posted 09/14/07 10:28pm

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Reply #357 posted 09/14/07 11:47pm

FrankSerpico

Am I missing something? If so, educate me.

Maybe it’s my age. I’m almost 40. Have been a Prince fan since 1982.

Back when I was a kid, if you created something (for example, let’s say you wrote a story) and sold it to a magazine, the magazine paid you and distributed it. The story had a copyright so no other magazine could take that story, copy it, publish it in their magazine and not pay the author.

Artists need to get paid for their work. It’s that simple. Whether the artist is a writer, painter, musician, poet, sculptor, software designer, etc.

I realize the internet is a great vehicle for distribution and promotion. But taking pieces (stories, songs, videos, films, software, etc.) and putting them online without paying the artist is stealing. Period.

Are any of you creative? Would you like to sell your creative output and earn a living as an artist? How would you respond if something you created was replicated and distributed in a worldwide forum without your authorization? And without you getting paid for the time, effort and resources you put into creating it? Anybody want to work for free? Anybody not mind being exploited?

And to say, "Well, it’s impossible to close every file sharing/video swapping site, so why bother?" is like saying, "There’s always crime. We can never eliminate it, so why have the police?"

Am I missing something here? Seriously?
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Reply #358 posted 09/14/07 11:48pm

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This is some Strange mess going on here....Hhhhmmmm....Instead of Controversy as some one mention above this all seems like "Contradiction".
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Reply #359 posted 09/15/07 12:05am

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Prince is definitely in for a beat down when it comes to The Pirate Baby. He doesn't know what he's getting into. He's already the laughing stock of digg and other sites.
"Don't you think one of the charms of marriage is that it makes deception a necessity for both parties?"
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