Prince has a few sharp words about the state of the music industry

The Purple One recently hosted a rare meeting with 10 journalists at his Paisley Park studio in Minneapolis, where he shared his concerns about record deals and the lack of freedom they give artists, according to NPR. Reporters were not allowed to bring cellphones or recording devices to the meeting.

“Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word — slavery,” he said. “I would tell any young artist … don’t sign.”

Tough words of advice from a music veteran. The Grammy winner released his first album, For You, back in 1978 and has consistently churned out new material every decade since Read more…

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Prince: Record contracts are like ‘slavery’