Prince Compares Record Contracts To ‘Slavery’ | Music News – Conversations About Her

Prince Compares Record Contracts To ‘Slavery’ | Music News

Conversations About Her

Prince Compares Record Contracts To ‘Slavery’ | Music News

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Comparing something to slavery – probably the most exploitative practice on Earth – is a bold move, but that’s exactly what Prince says about record labels and the way in which they treat their musicians. Specifically, the fact that artists get little say in what happens to their own work. Speaking in front of ten journalists, who were present at his Paisley Park studios, as part of the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Prince stated, “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery“.

 

Prince has previously removed his songs from most streaming sites, including Spotify, where Taylor Swift famously removed her music from in 2014. Prince’s newest album – HITNRUN – will be released through Jay-Z’s streaming service, Tidal, on September 7. A physical copy will also be available to purchase.

 

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A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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