Prince’s Secret Music Vault. Prince’s rebellious move against the music industry is one of the many memories that came to mind when I began to think back about Prince and the many strides that he made in the music industry. The music icon Prince died this Thursday at the age of 57. His death was a shock to everyone, including celebrities.
Like many musicians and singers Prince hungered to share his music on his own terms. This thirst for artistic freedom pushed him to fight and to rebel against the music industry. In the 1990’s Prince went head to head with Warner Brothers, the record label he was under when he began his musical career.
Prince felt that the record company held too much control over him, strangling his music creativity. The company demanded that he not produce more than one album a year. These restrictions pushed Prince to create his own label, NPG Records.
Prince once told the New York Times, “The music, for me, doesn’t come on a schedule. The main idea is not supposed to be, ‘How many different ways can we sell it?’ That’s so far away from the true spirit of what music is.”
Prince may be gone, but his music will live on and that may include music that we have never heard. Apparently like many musicians Prince wrote hundreds of songs that were never published or shared with the public.
Prince’s secret music vault. This has been a rumor for years. There has been speculation that Prince had thousands of songs, albums and movies sealed in a secret vault. Apparently only a few really knew the truth. But now with the death of Prince the speculation is on again.
The storied vault featuring thousands of secret songs, albums and yes, even movies, has been the source of much speculation among the late artist’s purple people for decades.
“I know there’s a lot of material in the vault that never got released,” Prince’s longtime friend and sound engineer David Z (David Rivkin) told the Daily News. We used to do two songs a day, and he just put them away,” he said. “Maybe he instructed his lawyers to never release them. I hope that’s not the case.”
The door to Prince’s secret music vault has now been opened. It’s said to contain recordings of the late Prince containing a stash of unreleased recordings. This is only adding to the battle over his $300 million dollar estate.
See one of Prince’s great performances.