Prince is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how he would like to create his own Instagram, working with other musicians and how he feels about putting music online.
It’s a double edge sword. A lot of artists aren’t getting paid full scale for their art and the internet because of downloading and things like that is kind of like a blackhole. It’s hard to audit, it’s hard to get accounting.
Prince appears on the cover of Essence magazine and discuss making music and if he would ever start making music with the band, The Revolution.
I’m not putting down The Revolution, even though people would love to see us together again. I owe a great debt to them. But I’m doing something else.
Baltimore ‘Rally for Peace’ concert
Prince announces a “Rally 4 Peace” concert in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena on Sunday, May 10. 3rdEyeGirl and other acts will also perform. A portion of ticket sales will benefit of Baltimore youth charities.
In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S. As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence.
Grammys announce Prince, George Michael tribute
The Recording Academy announces that the 59th annual Grammy Awards will pay homage to Prince and George Michael, who both died in 2016.
While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes. While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance, it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable Grammy moments.
Carter: Unreleased Prince music ‘coming soon’
Carter, in his role as Prince’s estate advisor, says unreleased material will be released ‘soon,’ but does not give details as to when, or which label might release the songs.
He was a guy who practically lived in a recording studio, and once we started going through [the unreleased material] we really started finding some gems. I heard some music the other night that was pretty mind-blowing and we’re getting some stuff mixed right now. We’ve got great projects in the works that I’m excited to talk about. So the answer is yes, there will be unreleased Prince music coming soon.