Recording Artist Prince Claims Record Contracts Are Just Like "Slavery"
|Recording Artist Prince Claims Record Contracts Are Just Like "Slavery"|
The musician always says what’s on his mind, and this is no different.
So what spurred on the comparison?
He also defended Jay Z’s streaming service, TIDAL (which he joined earlier this year), suggesting that more companies should be paying artists for their music.
As previously reported, Prince’s next album, “HITNRUN,” will be released exclusively through the service.
“Once we have our own resources, we can provide what we need for ourselves,” he said. “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.”
For as long as we can remember, Prince has taken a stand against what he feels is wrong with the music industry.
In fact, he once protested against Warner Bros.
Records by plastering the word “slave” across his cheek. In the ’90s, he changed his name to “The Artist Formally Known As Prince” and went by a unique symbol.