When Patricia Chin, cofounder of Queens, N.Y.-based reggae indie VP Records, ponders the changes in the music industry since she started out six decades ago, she exudes a spirited resiliency that is inextricably linked to VP's survival for nearly 60 years in a competitive marketplace.
Late last week, their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at their official London residence, Clarence House, to celebrate the centenary of U.K. collection society PRS for Music.
In August, it was reported that the music industry had its eye on a Friday global new release day that would take effect July 2015. Now, that proposition is getting some pushback from a cohort of retailers and indie record labels, who are endorsing a Monday over a Friday street date.
Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince said goodbye to his brief, awkward dalliance with social media on Tuesday. Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the Internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing into the deep Minneapolis night.