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Thread started 11/04/14 2:49pm

Militant

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What happened to the FunkNRoll video?

Anyone know? Did it go straight into the Vault? lol

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Reply #1 posted 11/04/14 2:55pm

Billmenever

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Reply #2 posted 11/04/14 6:52pm

jjam

The lack of promotion for this track in particular was mystifying. Could have been a sizeable hit for him.

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Reply #3 posted 11/04/14 6:52pm

Controversy

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It's gone.

Personally I believe a new official video for Way Back Home would be a better idea.

Imo it's a standout from the AOA album and everyone I have played this track for (Prince fan and non) have really liked it.

With the right promotion from Warners, I could see this song being a hit but unfortunately this will never happen!

I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #4 posted 11/04/14 7:37pm

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Knowing Prince he will release it 2 or 3 years later and charge us a $1.50 to download it lol

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/14 12:41am

fnksoul



It's In Here.........



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Reply #6 posted 11/05/14 12:52am

SoulAlive

I assume that "FunkNRoll" will be a future single,and he's saving the video for that time.With Prince,you never know.He has probably already cancelled those plans lol

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/14 12:53am

love2thenines2
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What happened to the Purple rain Deluxe etc........ETC..ETC....SAME OLD SONG AGAIN & AGAIN!

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/14 2:23am

jjam

"Way Back Home" is the best track on the album, but he'd get more radio support for "FunkNRoll".

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Reply #9 posted 11/05/14 7:03am

MIRvmn

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love2thenines2003 said:

What happened to the Purple rain Deluxe etc.....ETC..ETC....SAME OLD SONG AGAIN & AGAIN!


yes still no words about PR remaster and its November now, I dont think it will be released this year
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #10 posted 11/05/14 7:37am

KCOOLMUZIQ

The "FunknRoll" video was scrapped....

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #11 posted 11/05/14 8:20am

Scarfo

love2thenines2003 said:

What happened to the Purple rain Deluxe etc........ETC..ETC....SAME OLD SONG AGAIN & AGAIN!

it gets pretty frustraiting, I know...

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Reply #12 posted 11/05/14 12:10pm

stillwaiting

Since a video is somewhat of a way to promote an album, it was likely considered a bad idea by Prince and Warners, who have an amazing track record of botching promotion. Although, video is not anywhere near the promo tool it used to be. Still, a video on You Tube with a few hits does help sales...and Prince does not like doing things that help sales. And then he will complain about how Warners promoted it... smile

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Reply #13 posted 11/06/14 3:02pm

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@3EG posted a video of some dancers working on steps to the AOA version. However they also posted a video of them dancing to AOC too.

They put the word out they were looking for people did anyone actually go along?

We've assumed that the MP3s and Youtube songs were "singles" of sorts. It's possible they weren't. Singles may be to come. It seems more likely however that since AOA and PE are out of the top 20 Prince has decided to let them go.

Perhaps Warner has some input (even if only financial) and the Videos have a bigger budget than the usual Paisley Park cam-corder crew.

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Reply #14 posted 11/06/14 3:23pm

Noodled24

stillwaiting said:

Since a video is somewhat of a way to promote an album, it was likely considered a bad idea by Prince and Warners, who have an amazing track record of botching promotion. Although, video is not anywhere near the promo tool it used to be. Still, a video on You Tube with a few hits does help sales...and Prince does not like doing things that help sales. And then he will complain about how Warners promoted it... smile

^ Videos are huge for promo IF they're well shot and IF a record company pushes to get them played. Kids watch music channels on TV like we listened to the radio. But they have very narrow playlists. You don't give 3/4/5 minutes of precious airtime to an artist who isn't going to sell a lot of records. Prince has never really been a huge seller (a few exceptions)

I don't think I've seen a Prince music video on any TV station here in the UK since "The greatest romance ever sold". Musicology was on a disc sent out to various chains of retailers as in-store entertainment.

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Reply #15 posted 11/06/14 3:39pm

fnksoul

Noodled24 said:

stillwaiting said:

Since a video is somewhat of a way to promote an album, it was likely considered a bad idea by Prince and Warners, who have an amazing track record of botching promotion. Although, video is not anywhere near the promo tool it used to be. Still, a video on You Tube with a few hits does help sales...and Prince does not like doing things that help sales. And then he will complain about how Warners promoted it... smile

^ Videos are huge for promo IF they're well shot and IF a record company pushes to get them played. Kids watch music channels on TV like we listened to the radio. But they have very narrow playlists. You don't give 3/4/5 minutes of precious airtime to an artist who isn't going to sell a lot of records. Prince has never really been a huge seller (a few exceptions)

I don't think I've seen a Prince music video on any TV station here in the UK since "The greatest romance ever sold". Musicology was on a disc sent out to various chains of retailers as in-store entertainment.



Yeah your right no amount of video promo is making Prince sell any more records, he's never going to be a massive seller in this day in age, touring is his biggest selling point which you dont need video promo for.

Plus like you say the music channels are a similar deal to Radio stations in a way that they have playlists of Popular tracks and often Record labels will pay to have them playlisted only if its worth their while, which is P's case it isnt.

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Reply #16 posted 11/07/14 11:56am

Noodled24

^ Well I suppose thats the feedback loop Prince sometimes talks about - if he had a video in rotation then obviously he'd sell more records. That is in part, "how it works". But no station is going to play your video unless it's a big seller....

Why would WB push Prince videos to networks if they're just distributing the album. They have other artists they can prioritise who they're making much more money from.

Since the turn of the milenium he's put together some genuinely good, classy music videos. But if they get played, the only person making money is Prince. So who's going to play them and why?

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Reply #17 posted 11/08/14 4:16pm

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He could have pulled a Beyonce and had video, or even live video for every track.

Oh well, no videos for both albums except Fix Your Life Up and Breakfast sad

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #18 posted 11/08/14 6:48pm

jjam

The cost of making videos has never been cheaper.

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