Prince vs Warner Music Group
Few know how to make a musical statement like Prince, so when he appeared with the word “slave” written on his cheek in the early nineties, there was definite media buzz surrounding his new look. As it turned out, Prince was having problems with his label, Warner Brothers Records, and when they refused to promote The Gold Experience, he wanted out. The label owned his records and his name, so he took on a new moniker, a symbol for “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince,” and refused to perform songs he’d recorded under his old name live. When he left Warner in 2000, he took his old name back.
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