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Thread started 05/10/11 6:53am

daPrettyman

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Report on Tom Joyner Show that Prince fires Live Nation

Jawn Murray, the celeberity entertainment blogger, reported this morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that Prince has fired Live Nation. He also said that the band members had been paid in weeks and he even canceled several of the foreign members' work visa's.

It should be posted here a tad bit later.

You can also stream the entire show from today here.

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/11 6:57am

Spinlight

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Prince should be used to not paying his bandmembers.

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Reply #2 posted 05/10/11 6:57am

CallMeCarrie

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eek

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Reply #3 posted 05/10/11 7:17am

DoffieParker

what's pissed him off this time?.. arghhh! he's soooo tetchy

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Reply #4 posted 05/10/11 7:19am

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Wouldn't it be pretty obvious if he had canceled some work visas? It's not like the current band is especially big.

And how the hell can he fire LiveNation? What's he going to do, tour college gyms?

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Reply #5 posted 05/10/11 7:24am

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jpnyc said:

Wouldn't it be pretty obvious if he had canceled some work visas? It's not like the current band is especially big.

And how the hell can he fire LiveNation? What's he going to do, tour college gyms?

The Live Nation part must be true because they have taken down Prince as one of their featured acts.

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Reply #6 posted 05/10/11 7:34am

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Reply #7 posted 05/10/11 7:37am

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He's closing up shop before May 21st.

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/11 7:40am

DoffieParker

yeah feeling nervous now.. what does it mean 4 the european jazz fest? maybe live nation were a bit prem.. & the band?.. sounds like changes on the horizon. not a bad thing imo

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/11 7:59am

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When did the supposed firing take place? Here's a business article about Live Nation dated 5/10/11: http://newstabulous.com/g...rks/12250/

Live Nation advanced ticket sales in the first three months of the year due to price cuts of several A-list acts going on sale, including U2, Prince and Lady Gaga. But sales in mid April started to decline, which may lead to more discounted tickets.

North American concert revenue dropped to 8 percent to $4.25 billion last year, weakened by low consumer demand and steep ticket prices, according to trade magazine Pollstar. This year Live Nation’s goals are to book fewer shows and cut prices for seats that are far from the stage.

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/11 8:01am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Would be interesting 2 c how this will pan out....

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Reply #11 posted 05/10/11 8:07am

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Prince can still tour without Live Nation...he has done it before. I am sure everyone will get paid. He dances to his own tune. That's why we love him! smile

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/11 8:16am

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Frederick96 said:

Prince can still tour without Live Nation...he has done it before. I am sure everyone will get paid. He dances to his own tune. That's why we love him! smile

I guess the question is, can he book The Forum without them?

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Reply #13 posted 05/10/11 8:19am

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Would be interesting 2 c how this will pan out....

Yeah, I'm gonna wait it out too and see what more NEWS comes instead of speculating on how P doesn't pay his band and all this other negativity that's surfacing.

Let's wait and see what comes about fam ...

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/11 8:24am

alexnvrmnd777

Oh goody. Now his shows are gonna be even cheaper than usual, without LN's funds.

lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/11 8:24am

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lol.. yikes, well whatever happens happens, hope I can see him at the forum one more time lol.

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/11 8:34am

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jpnyc said:

Wouldn't it be pretty obvious if he had canceled some work visas? It's not like the current band is especially big.

And how the hell can he fire LiveNation? What's he going to do, tour college gyms?

Exactly, unless there's some clause in the contract letting him opt out ? Maybe I answered my own question.

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Reply #17 posted 05/10/11 8:34am

Chiquetet

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Just saw this on Doc F's facebook page:

"Not sure why there are no listings yet for this weekend's Prince show's on ticketmaster. The Live Nation parting was weeks ago....it being known to the public today is...very interesting......more info as it becomes available...."

When someone replied saying that they'd heard LN were going to cut concerts because they weren't selling out, he replied:

"Wrong rumor. It happened 2 weeks ago. Whatever they were going to cut would have happened then. This is something else...but when you do not have a Live Nation, it's hard to do on your own. Waiting for facts......"

hmmm

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Reply #18 posted 05/10/11 8:37am

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Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

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Reply #19 posted 05/10/11 8:41am

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I love Prince...standing up for the underdog against the corporate masses!

You've got to applaud his guts if nothing else wink

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Reply #20 posted 05/10/11 8:46am

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BartVanHemelen said:

Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

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Reply #21 posted 05/10/11 8:56am

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ohYeeeeeah said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

$10 and $25 seats are a good sign that something's not right.

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Reply #22 posted 05/10/11 9:03am

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Looks like Dr. Funkenberry will have more info today. He just posted this on his Facebook page:

Not sure why there are no listings yet for this weekend's Prince show's on ticketmaster. The Live Nation parting was weeks ago....it being known to the public today is...very interesting......more info as it becomes available....

Another post:

DR. FUNKENBERRY'S CELEBRITY NEWS FAN PAGE Wrong rumor. It happened 2 weeks ago. Whatever they were going to cut would have happened then. This is something else...but when you do not have a Live Nation, it's hard to do on your own. Waiting for facts......

So it looks like Live Nation was fired 2 weeks ago.

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Reply #23 posted 05/10/11 9:05am

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ohYeeeeeah said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

Be Honest, it's not the selling out succes they wanted it to be.

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #24 posted 05/10/11 9:07am

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NouveauDance said:

He's closing up shop before May 21st.

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Reply #25 posted 05/10/11 9:07am

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Trashcat said:

ohYeeeeeah said:

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

Be Honest, it's not the selling out succes they wanted it to be.

That one Thursday night report was really depressing to read about.

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Reply #26 posted 05/10/11 9:16am

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daPrettyman said:

ohYeeeeeah said:

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

$10 and $25 seats are a good sign that something's not right.

Those are damn good prices though.
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Reply #27 posted 05/10/11 9:27am

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daPrettyman said:

ohYeeeeeah said:

Concert series flop????!!!!!!!!! What the fuck are you talking about? eek

$10 and $25 seats are a good sign that something's not right.

Read the article I posted above, and this one: http://www.google.com/hos...f2efa85384 too.

Marking down prices is and across the board marketing move by Live Nation, not a Prince-specific situation.

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Reply #28 posted 05/10/11 9:28am

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BartVanHemelen said:

Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

no 2 be cruel. but maybe Prince got >>>

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Reply #29 posted 05/10/11 10:42am

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Here's the link to the audio:

http://v3.player.abacast....diainc.asx

It's the very first thing the "reporter" talks about.

[Edited 5/13/11 13:26pm]

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