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Thread started 11/28/16 6:14am

kapo74

Is there any promotion for Prince 4Ever at all?

Hi guys,

Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.

How''s the news/magazines in other countries?

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Reply #1 posted 11/28/16 6:21am

Guitarhero

Seen nothing on the TV in the UK. But i expect to see another greatest Elvis collection for the millionth christmas or a Now collection.

[Edited 11/28/16 6:22am]

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Reply #2 posted 11/28/16 6:27am

luvsexy4all

tv promo here

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Prince4Ever?src=hash

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Reply #3 posted 11/28/16 6:30am

kapo74

luvsexy4all said:

tv promo here

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Prince4Ever?src=hash

Nice clip. Maybe it will pop up around X-mas...

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Reply #4 posted 11/28/16 7:26am

mattj

Promo on UK TV twice last night ..

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Reply #5 posted 11/28/16 7:27am

Guitarhero

mattj said:

Promo on UK TV twice last night ..

Cool what channel?

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Reply #6 posted 11/28/16 7:31am

mattj

Guitarhero said:

mattj said:

Promo on UK TV twice last night ..

Cool what channel?

ITV - was shown during the breaks of X factor and I'm a celeb ... makes me sad to watch

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Reply #7 posted 11/28/16 7:31am

Dibblekins

It's been advertised on UK ITV a couple of times - I personally haven't seen the ad. but it was shared on FB.

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Reply #8 posted 11/28/16 7:32am

Guitarhero

mattj said:

Guitarhero said:

Cool what channel?

ITV - was shown during the breaks of X factor and I'm a celeb ... makes me sad to watch

Thanks , thats why i missed it.

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/16 7:32am

technicoloured
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I've seen TV advert on ITV uk a couple of times and I've gotten a couple of emails from Apple and Amazon telling me that it's for sale.
I think as its just a re re re release of so many songs with the obvious exception of Moonbeam Levels, that people are just not that excited about it.
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Reply #10 posted 11/28/16 7:48am

kepurplehunter

Haven't open it yet but I'm a greedy i need all new cd release Whats This One Song Shit!! eye mad bringiton drooling whistle whistling falloff
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Reply #11 posted 11/28/16 7:51am

darkroman

The label have sent out two email campaigns promoting this.

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The first one was 'preorder' and the second was 'out now'.

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lol

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Reply #12 posted 11/28/16 7:56am

80tomato

I have not seen any promotion but then Idon'twatch much tv and then usually PBS...what I have noticed is that there ia rarely any mention of Prince on shows about late 20th century music...there ia a good one on PBS about sound recording and part 2 talked about artist s who had home recording studios and how they recorded and who produced themselves etc and not a mention of Prince ...they jumped from Sly Stone to Fleetwood Mac to the Eurythmics and then to bands from the 90's.....also I have noticed if you listen to early interviews of musicians ,especially guitarists, I have never heard any mention Prince .The obvious one is Donna Grantis in an interview in 2010? at a toronto radio station.He just wasn't out there in most of the publics conscience

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Reply #13 posted 11/28/16 9:47am

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80tomato said:

I have not seen any promotion but then Idon'twatch much tv and then usually PBS...what I have noticed is that there ia rarely any mention of Prince on shows about late 20th century music...there ia a good one on PBS about sound recording and part 2 talked about artist s who had home recording studios and how they recorded and who produced themselves etc and not a mention of Prince ...they jumped from Sly Stone to Fleetwood Mac to the Eurythmics and then to bands from the 90's.....also I have noticed if you listen to early interviews of musicians ,especially guitarists, I have never heard any mention Prince .The obvious one is Donna Grantis in an interview in 2010? at a toronto radio station.He just wasn't out there in most of the publics conscience

I saw that PBS series, too, and it struck me how odd it was Prince wsn't mentioned. MJ got the usual coverage for Thriller but Prince was shown briefly in a clip and then not even by name. Huh? If a series was made on sound recording I don't know why Prince wouldn't be included over some of the other choices. Sheila E. and Jimmy Jam were interviewed but not one mention of Prince and his studio work... confuse

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #14 posted 11/28/16 10:50am

RoyalDutch

kapo74 said:

Hi guys,



Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.



How''s the news/magazines in other countries?



I've heard it on a Dutch radio station today 'radio veronica'a couple of times.
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Reply #15 posted 11/28/16 11:17am

AA1slot

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80tomato said:

I have not seen any promotion but then Idon'twatch much tv and then usually PBS...what I have noticed is that there ia rarely any mention of Prince on shows about late 20th century music...there ia a good one on PBS about sound recording and part 2 talked about artist s who had home recording studios and how they recorded and who produced themselves etc and not a mention of Prince ...they jumped from Sly Stone to Fleetwood Mac to the Eurythmics and then to bands from the 90's.....also I have noticed if you listen to early interviews of musicians ,especially guitarists, I have never heard any mention Prince .The obvious one is Donna Grantis in an interview in 2010? at a toronto radio station.He just wasn't out there in most of the publics conscience

I saw that PBS series, too, and it struck me how odd it was Prince wsn't mentioned. MJ got the usual coverage for Thriller but Prince was shown briefly in a clip and then not even by name. Huh? If a series was made on sound recording I don't know why Prince wouldn't be included over some of the other choices. Sheila E. and Jimmy Jam were interviewed but not one mention of Prince and his studio work... confuse

Saw that PBS program as well and thought it odd Prince wasnt mentioned, particularly when they were talking about the Linn machine , mixing, soundboards, etc.

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Reply #16 posted 11/28/16 11:54am

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kapo74 said:

Hi guys,

Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.

How''s the news/magazines in other countries?

WB did nothing to promote AOA they are a shitty lable. I expect the same with the PR remaster. Prince is being erased and it will really be up to his family when they take over to change this.

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Reply #17 posted 11/28/16 11:56am

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laurarichardson said:

kapo74 said:

Hi guys,

Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.

How''s the news/magazines in other countries?

WB did nothing to promote AOA they are a shitty lable. I expect the same with the PR remaster. Prince is being erased and it will really be up to his family when they take over to change this.

Have to agree with you on this one...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #18 posted 11/28/16 12:46pm

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laurarichardson said:

kapo74 said:

Hi guys,

Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.

How''s the news/magazines in other countries?

WB did nothing to promote AOA they are a shitty lable. I expect the same with the PR remaster. Prince is being erased and it will really be up to his family when they take over to change this.




Can't speak for the US, but they did promote it in the UK.

There were interactive video adverts all over the tube/subway in London and those are seen by millions of people a week, they don't come cheap.


Also, this in France.

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And magazines:

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They defo could have done more though.

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Reply #19 posted 11/28/16 2:41pm

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Militant said:

laurarichardson said:

WB did nothing to promote AOA they are a shitty lable. I expect the same with the PR remaster. Prince is being erased and it will really be up to his family when they take over to change this.




Can't speak for the US, but they did promote it in the UK.

There were interactive video adverts all over the tube/subway in London and those are seen by millions of people a week, they don't come cheap.


Also, this in France.

IMG-20141001-01228_zps3db9f7a2.jpg


And magazines:

1457594_10204529799746746_3757535915508477403_n_zpsfb2686ff.jpg


They defo could have done more though.

I did not see anything like this in the D.C area and Prince was very popular in this area. It just goes to show you how out of touch the music industry is. The number one cd last week was a tribe called Quest and I saw very little advertising for that CD.

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Reply #20 posted 11/28/16 6:44pm

CandaceS

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I saw a video on FB, someone was in Times Square, NY and a 4ever advertisement was up.

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #21 posted 11/28/16 7:51pm

zenarose

yeahthat

laurarichardson said:

kapo74 said:

Hi guys,

Normally a first posthumus release of an artist is at least a small topic on Dutch news sites. But in case of Prince 4Ever, no such thing. Even OOR magazine (more or less the Dutch Rolling Stone magazine) hasn't picked it up. Truly remarkable and sad imho. So far only musicmeter and writteninmusic covered the release here in the Netherlands.

How''s the news/magazines in other countries?

WB did nothing to promote AOA they are a shitty lable. I expect the same with the PR remaster. Prince is being erased and it will really be up to his family when they take over to change this.

yeahthat

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Reply #22 posted 11/28/16 9:54pm

gandorb

ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE PROMOTION IN THE US. Apparently no deals with the box stores about placement or possible price deals like Target often has. Indeed, by all reports the stores here don't even know if they are carrying it. No obvious advertising that I know of. Amazon, where I buy almost all of my downloads and CDs, didn't even feature it among the 12+ "new releases" it typically features nor did it have it as one of their several "upcoming releases" feature for the few weeks before it's release. Moreover, they also have a feature about what music you might be interested in buying based on your previous purchases. For me, they are repeatedly picking all kinds of the old studio Prince CDs but they have yet once mentioned in this section that he has a new album out. Amazing. They must be extending the philosophical quote about falling trees in the forest to "if you release a new CD but no one knows about it, is it really a release?". Let's ponder that?!

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Reply #23 posted 11/28/16 11:38pm

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luvsexy4all said:

tv promo here

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Prince4Ever?src=hash

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

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I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #24 posted 11/29/16 6:42am

PennyPurple

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In this weeks People Magazine - US edition, it is #4 of Peoples top picks.

The side note states, "will have you wishing that Prince, like his music, could have lived 4ever"

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