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P - STILL causing controversy! accuses music industry of 'trying to ram Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran down our throat

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Prince accuses music industry of 'trying to ram Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran down our throats' in secret diary blasting radio play lists.

Hate the fact that I have to quote the daily mail [need to wash afterwards!]

By DARREN BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 00:26, 26 October 2019 | UPDATED: 01:55, 26 October 2019

https://www.dailymail.co....roats.html

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Reply #1 posted 10/26/19 4:04am

NouveauDance

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Not that I care for either of the mentioned artists, but I'm sure someone was saying the same about Prince in 1984.

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Reply #2 posted 10/26/19 5:01am

LoveGalore

NouveauDance said:

Not that I care for either of the mentioned artists, but I'm sure someone was saying the same about Prince in 1984.


The difference being that the Katy/Ed phenomenon occurs every single album. The same can't be said for Prince.
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Reply #3 posted 10/26/19 9:27am

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He was right! Quite why there hasn't been more public outrage over it I don't understand, I simply cannot listen to commercial music radio it's just too damn repetitive and has been for years. If we switch off and stop buying such shit then things will be forced to improve! It must have been especially galling for someone as talented as Prince to see much lesser talented artists succeed so much based solely on promotion and mass commercial airplay. That said he could have helped himself more to show his talented side, his later releases (post Emancipation) left a lot to be desired, as all these 'recent' vault releases proved he was a lot more capable than he often showed us and the general public at large.

[Edited 10/26/19 9:36am]

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Reply #4 posted 10/26/19 9:33am

laytonian

Good for him!
Perry is bland. Sheeran looks he hasn't bathed in weeks, does everything he can to be even more unattractive and his music is juvenile.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #5 posted 10/26/19 10:20am

macaylasdad

I mean couldn't be the same as him, MJ and Madonna 1985 and 85?? Just saying...

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Reply #6 posted 10/26/19 10:27am

AnnaSantana

Prince shading people from the afterlife! Gotta love it!

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Reply #7 posted 10/26/19 10:38am

Genesia

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He wasn't wrong. Though, to be perfectly honest, until I saw the movie Yesterday, I had never even heard of Ed Sheeran.

There are benefits to being hopelessly "non-current."

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Reply #8 posted 10/26/19 11:26am

steakfinger

That’s not controversial unless you’re under 20.
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Reply #9 posted 10/26/19 11:32am

PeggyO

Don't boo me off the stage...I like some of Ed Sheeran's work, particularly the duet "Perfect" with Beyonce...gives me chills.

There is youtube video of both of them performing this song; Beyonce looks enraptured and the audience is as well.

[Edited 10/26/19 11:52am]

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Reply #10 posted 10/26/19 12:22pm

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I agree that radio will ram certain songs down our throat whether we like it or not. I used to like “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo the first 100 times I heard it. Now it’s grating on my ears. One morning I had it on Kiis FM in our office. The song was played twice within 45 minutes. Hashtag not exaggerating.
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Reply #11 posted 10/26/19 12:30pm

RJP1205

Spanky said:

I agree that radio will ram certain songs down our throat whether we like it or not. I used to like “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo the first 100 times I heard it. Now it’s grating on my ears. One morning I had it on Kiis FM in our office. The song was played twice within 45 minutes. Hashtag not exaggerating.

EXACTLY! I can't listen to radio music because they play the same songs so much you end up hating the sound of them. I loved Ed Sheeran's shape of you the first 30 times I heard it but they played that song so much I don't even like a the sound of the intro anymore. It's overkill! Now we listen to spotify at work...so much better!
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Reply #12 posted 10/26/19 1:22pm

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Genesia said:

He wasn't wrong. Though, to be perfectly honest, until I saw the movie Yesterday, I had never even heard of Ed Sheeran.

There are benefits to being hopelessly "non-current."


Yeah, but you've likely heard Sheeran's music. He's been around for at least 4 albums (starting in 2011, but self-releasing music six years before that). I can't imagine you've not heard "The Shape of You" or something in a store or somewhere, and maybe just didn't know who it was. BUT all that said, his music is a little on the tame side for me. PS Yesterday was a fun movie.

To the topic, I wonder if the note about Perry & Sheeran wasn't just two random folks he picked. There are others besides those two that corporate promotes non-stop. Many artists, whether good or bad, are part of the machine. (Frankly, I don't see how Rihanna has been around this long, and it's only because of the corporate structure, as she's horrible.) Maybe Perry & Sheeran were just on his radar at that moment or something.

I wonder if he'd never crossed paths with Beyonce if he'd not dug into her the same way. For a long time, it seemed like she never stopped long enough for people to take a rest from her. It was just constant Beyonce album, tour, videos, album, tour, videos. Or why not make a comment about NKOTB or BSB doing reunion/joint tours, etc?

We'll never know, but I feel like his comments were more at the record companies, with Perry & Sherran being the visual aids, than a slam against them as artists or people.

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Reply #13 posted 10/26/19 1:58pm

berlinas2k

It’s tacky for him (or any artist) to call out other artists by name because you don’t like their music or their perceived lack of talent. He wasn’t the sole judge of what was good and what wasn’t. Even if both of those were artists are prepackaged creations, their music makes some people feel things that we feel when we listen to P. Art is subjective plain and simple.
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Reply #14 posted 10/26/19 3:11pm

callimnate

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Uhmmmm. This has ALWAYS been the case with POP Radio stations.

When Doves Cry was played to death in 85.
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Reply #15 posted 10/26/19 3:14pm

kingricefan

Where would today's 'artists' be without autotune? I can't listen to any radio station anymore that plays what music is 'in' because it's all autotuned to the max.

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Reply #16 posted 10/26/19 3:16pm

RJP1205

kingricefan said:

Where would today's 'artists' be without autotune? I can't listen to any radio station anymore that plays what music is 'in' because it's all autotuned to the max.


And that's why streaming is so popular now.
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Reply #17 posted 10/26/19 4:27pm

peaceandlove

TRUTH...preach Prince preach.

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Reply #18 posted 10/26/19 4:38pm

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My understanding is that Prince's comment was written on a note. Was this intended for public consumption? I wholeheartedly agree with his sentiments, but it's unusual of Prince to criticise people by name.
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Reply #19 posted 10/26/19 5:43pm

rogifan

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Reply #20 posted 10/28/19 2:08pm

endiadj

Of all the actual important more interesting topics in the book, this is what you pick out? Just to start some ish on a dead man, I'm sure. confused
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Reply #21 posted 10/28/19 2:11pm

jfenster

could it be that he wasnt neccessarily dumping on perry or sheeran but just the fact that we r being force fed music

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Reply #22 posted 10/28/19 2:36pm

endiadj

jfenster said:

could it be that he wasnt neccessarily dumping on perry or sheeran but just the fact that we r being force fed music


This is what he was implying, but some just like to twist words and start unnecessary drama.
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Reply #23 posted 10/28/19 6:02pm

Se7en

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I agree with those who are saying this was a slam against the industry, not Katy Perry or Ed Sheeran specifically. Remember, even when specifically asked about Justin Bieber, Prince did mention that Bieber had talent.

I'm surprised he would mention Ed Sheeran though, who is a singer/songwriter and does play some instruments. I can totally see the Katy Perry mention though, who's the very definition of "mass-produced" music.


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Reply #24 posted 10/29/19 7:33am

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Sheeran does have massive talent. Prince started getting better, live not on record, where he sucked.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #25 posted 10/29/19 7:36am

darkroman

The problem with this is that we all know Prince was only happy when he was getting his own way.

If radio continued to play Prince's records then he would think radio was the best invention of all time.

However, the USA audience (in particular) turned it's back on Prince and this was reflected in a decline in radio play and record sales.

So the obvious reaction Prince had was to lash out at whoever was being played on the radio at that time.

I have no interest in Ed yet I have no issue with him doing his own thing. Katy Perry is great and a talented singer and songwriter.

So Prince was just jealous.... as always.


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Reply #26 posted 10/29/19 7:42am

darkroman

jfenster said:

could it be that he wasnt neccessarily dumping on perry or sheeran but just the fact that we r being force fed music


In a modern context how are we force-fed music?

We have numerous digital radio, internet and satellite radio stations.

There are numerous different streaming platforms.

We now have the likes of Amazon, Google and YouTube all streaming content.

We still, just abouts, have physical record shops.

...and every day, I choose what I listen to on my media player.

So I can't see how I don't have the choice in what I choose to listen to.

I can't think of anything which is forced-fed as our media is massively fragmented - so much so, I couldn't even tell you the name of any Ed Sheran songs!

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Reply #27 posted 10/29/19 7:43am

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They both create catchy pop music. So did Prince, MJ, Madonna, The Backstreet Boys, NSync, Boys 2 Men, blah blah blah, etc... If it wasn’t pleasing to the years, it wouldn’t work. Jealousy sucks.
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Reply #28 posted 10/29/19 7:49am

emesem

Prince's fear and jealousy of other musical arists always made him a bit of jerk but I dont think he meant this to be made public.

I see it more of a critique of the radio industry playlists which become nationalized and genericisd since the 80s with the massive radio industry consolidation than a slam at Perry and Sheeran specifically.

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Reply #29 posted 10/29/19 9:41am

DaveT

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Perry and Sheeran ain't gonna change the world. Their music is ok, nothing special but also nothing awful IMO, some of their tracks I actually quite enjoyed. But that's just how rubbish commerical radio works, has done for decades now, that's no mystery.

My reply to Prince would be, have you tried like turning it off or listening to something else? Alot more nefarious individuals out there to get worked up about.

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