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  1. Prince Parts Ways With Universal Music Publishing

    July 09, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Prince has severed ties with longtime publisher Universal, according to Music Week . The reclusive pop icon has been signed with UMPG for years, re-upping his contract as recently as 2005. "We are pleased to announce that Prince and Universal ...

  2. Inaugural Women's Music Summit With Meshell Ndegeocello, Kaki King, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Marnie Stern Announced

    May 09, 2012 4:59 PM EDT The Music Masters Camp Series has announced it is adding a Women's Music Summit to its musician programs with a roster of female players that includes Kaki King, Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur and Marnie Stern. The event is slated ...

  3. Prince Ordered by Judge to Pay Nearly $4 Million to Perfume Maker

    April 13, 2012 7:22 PM EDT A New York judge Friday ordered pop star Prince to pay $3.95 million to a perfume maker for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents. Prince was sued by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics in 2008 for failing to promote the perfume, which was supp ...

  4. Prince Unveils 'Welcome 2 Canada' Tour

    October 30, 2011 9:35 PM EDT Etan Vlessing, THR TORONTO - Pop funkster Prince is coming to Canada for a cross-country concert tour to follow his "Welcome 2 America" tour. Promoter Live Nation Entertainment is behind the "Welcome 2 Canada" tour, which kicks ...

  5. Prince to 'Hold Off on Recording' Until Piracy Is Controlled

    June 24, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Warner Bros. was no match for "the artist formerly known as Prince" back in the '90s, but in this new digital age, it could be the Internet that keeps him from releasing new music. In an interview with the Guardian , the iconic musi ...

  6. Prince Sued by NYC Law Firm for $700K

    March 02, 2011 7:02 AM EST New York City law firm says Prince owes more than $700,000 in legal fees for services that included helping to settle financial obligations with his former wife. The firm is suing the "Purple Rain" singer in state Supreme Court in Manhat ...

  7. Prince Overcomes Sound Problems On One-Night Tour

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1985, Prince released "Around the World in a Day." Nearly 25 years later, he launched his latest -- a three-CD set called "Lotusflow3r," available exclusively through Target and his Web site -- by going around L.A. Live in a ...

  8. Prince Launches Subscription Service

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year of diligently working to scrub the Internet of all unauthorized related music, photos, video and any other content not offered directly from him, Prince has launched a new fan subscription service called Lotusflow3r.com . For $77 a ye ...

  9. Perfume Maker Sues Prince

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST A perfume company that went into business with musician Prince to make a "3121" fragrance -- named after his 2006 album -- is suing Prince for $100,000 for failing to help promote the perfume. According to the lawsuit, filed in New York ...

  10. Prince Lines Up First Book, New CD

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince will release his first book, "21 Nights," in October. The lush coffee table book of photographs depicts Prince during his 21 night-stand at London's O2 Arena in 2007. Included with the book is a new CD of his music. The photo ...

  11. Radiohead To Prince: Unblock 'Creep' Cover Videos

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied - even Radiohead. All videos of Prince's unique ren ...

  12. Prince Moves To Sue Fan Sites For Online Content

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fan sites dedicated to Prince say they have been served legal notice to remove all images of the singer, his lyrics and "anything linked to Prince's likeness", and have vowed to fight what they said was censorship. The move was a sh ...

  13. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: So if all goes as planned, we could see as many as two new digital music services launch next week with some very unique business models. One of course is Amazon.com , which many see as the best potential iTunes competitor to come along i ...

  14. Report: Prince Preps Lawsuits Against Video Services

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince is preparing a rash of lawsuits against various online media outlets in an attempt to "reclaim the Internet," according to a story in MediaGuardian . The paper says the artist will target such sites as YouTube, eBay and Pirate Bay ...

  15. Prince Confirmed For Roosevelt Hotel

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Prince will take up residency for seven intimate concerts at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles, starting June 23. Verizon Wireless has signed on as presenter of the gigs. Prince will perform two-hour sets for select audienc ...

  16. Prince In Hollywood?

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince will reportedly play a string of dates in June at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the hotel declined to officially confirm the dates, but told Billboard.biz a press release would be forthcoming. The Los Ange ...

  17. Prince To Rule London With Summer Concert Dates

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince has committed to a blockbuster, 21-date stretch performing in London this summer. The Earth Tour will kick off Aug. 1 with seven dates at the new 17,000-plus capacity venue O2 Arena, which will open its doors for the first time the previous ...

  18. Prince Suits Up For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince will perform during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi and airing live Feb. 4 on CBS from Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Sources tell Billboard.biz the event is expected to kick off a busy year for Prince in the studio and on t ...

  19. Prince Rolling The Dice In Vegas

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel. Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as acts signed to his NPG label. Sources tell Billboard.com that Concerts West/AEG Live, producers o ...

  20. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. ...

  21. 6 QUESTIONS WITH PRINCE

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince touches upon topics such as digital music, his fans, inspiration and what he's listening to now in this interview with Billboard's executive editor/associate publisher Tamara Conniff. Prince touches upon topics such as digital mus ...

  22. Prince Releasing Concert Video Online

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To coincide with the launch of the second leg of his U.S. tour this week, Prince is releasing new, uncut concert video footage exclusively through the Musicology Download Store at the <A HREF="www.npg To coincide with the launch of the sec ...

  23. Prince Releasing Concert Video Online

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To coincide with the launch of the second leg of his U.S. tour this week, Prince is releasing new, uncut concert video footage exclusively through the Musicology Download Store at the <A HREF="www.npg To coincide with the launch of the sec ...

  24. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  25. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  26. Prince To Self-Distribute 'Musicology' Downloads

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince is selling his new album "Musicology" online exclusively through a specially designed download store on his Web site. Columbia Records is distributing "Musicology," which is due in stores April Prince is selling his new ...

  27. Sony To Release New Prince Album

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince has signed a worldwide P&amp;D deal for his "Musicology" album with Sony Music Entertainment. The album will come out in the United States on April 20 on NPG/Columbia. Prince has signed a worldwide P&D deal for his "M ...

  28. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...

  29. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival" will The Prince's Trus ...

  30. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charity aims for largest-ever urban music event The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban ...