“Prince may have just signed a deal with major label Columbia Records, but that doesn’t mean he’s playing ball completely. The iconoclastic pop star — who once characterized a previous record contract with Warner Bros. as “institutional slavery” — is bypassing iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster in favor of his own Musicology Download Store at his site, npgmusicclub.com [New Power Generation Music Club],” RollingStone.com reports.
“The store features albums for $9.99 and individual tracks for 99 cents. Members of Prince’s NPG fan club may purchase tracks for 77 cents. The store carries Prince’s new material but not his most popular catalog works, like the 13 million-selling Purple Rain soundtrack, which are available through popular online music services,” RollingStone.com reports.
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