love2thenines2003 said: Not saying you are wrong. How would I know - I have no inside track or contacts that do know or have been party to any of the contracts Prince signed! I wasn't challenging YOU per se but rather the weird logic this represents. As you say we will see BUT from a fans POV I would argue this is worrying because: Other than the OSTs it would surely mean that we won't get ANY super deluxe editions of the other Warner era albums. Sony will be releasing the actual albums from 2021 but unless they get some deal with Warners then no vault tracks will be included. That means the only way for Warners to release the vault tracks is in specific vault albums and I just cannot see them being viable so they won't bother?
This "no market for Prince products" myth invented by a few bullshitters on the org has to stop.
Like, really. I know you're saying this in good faith, but you've been fooled by a bunch of frustrated orgers with an agenda, whose sole obsession has been year after year to convince everyone that Prince was over and done.
Nevertheless, I'm tired of explaining and explaining over and over again why this is nonsense.
Look at the market as it is: reissues of obscure albums by obscure artists keep happening all the time, new records by obscure indie artists are released by the dozen every week... There are many niche markets in the music industry that exist and remain profitable, yet are 100 times more niche than Prince "I'm the 30th best selling artist of all times" Nelson will ever be (https://chartmasters.org/...streaming/). If there is no market for new Prince products then it means there is only a market left for the 29 artists above him on that list and there is no point in ever releasing any other record by any other artist. Absurd. Not to mention that, since Prince's material is already recorded, production costs are much lower than those of a new album by any artist.
It's also interesting to know that, contrarily to what these same orgers claimed, Prince was in the middle of a bidding war between Sony and Warner as late as 2014 (which led him to dump Kobalt, a third label that was more than happy to welcome him) (this was recounted by one of his collaborators, can't remember his name right now, London something I believe, in one of the police interview that leaked online). So much for the "no market" argument...
So please, let us put an end to this ridiculous narrative once and for all. It simply isn't true.