Black Entertainment : Prince: “Record Companies Are Like Slavery…

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  1. Black Phoenix

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    Prince: “Record Companies Are Like Slavery… But I Like What Jay-Z is Doing!”


    Nationwide — Prince has announced that his new album, HitNRun, will be released on September 7th, but only on TIDAL – Jay-Z’s subscription-based music streaming service which reportedly provides more royalties for artists than other streaming services. At a recent album listening party, he urged the crowd to also support the Tidal platform.

    He told reporters: “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word — slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.” He went on to say that record company contracts don’t give artists enough freedom on how their music will be used, especially with it comes to third-party streaming services.

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