Prince Calls Record Contracts “Slavery,” Says Jay Z Is Building a “One Stop Shop For Artists”
Prince shared his candid opinions of the music industry during a wide ranging sit down with 10 black journalists at his Paisley Park studios on Saturday night. Here are some highlights via several sources:
On the music industry:
“You just have to blow it up. That’s what it’s going to take.”
“Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word — slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.”
On helping other artists:
"Once we have our own resources, we can provide what we need for ourselves,"
"Jay Z spent $100 million of his own money to build his own service. We have to show support for artists who are trying to own things for themselves."
On Jay Z and Tidal:
"I sat down with Jay, and I really like what he is doing. He’s trying to eventually be a one-stop shop for the artist.”