Slave Trade (2014)

Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made the Music Business (2014)

Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made the Music Business (2014)

In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding – not unreasonably to most commentators – control of his masters and the freedom to release what he wanted when he wanted.

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist who was considered a guitar virtuoso, he was well known for his eclectic work across multiple genres, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams.

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