Prince finally sets up NPG Music Publishing to hold his own catalogue


After 20 years with Universal Music Group, Prince has set up his own music publishing company to hold the rights to his own music, which has been enjoying a new appreciation in today’s music market.

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His press release says NPG Music Publishing is run by artists for artists and the team will be led by some of the best talent in the industry.

Prince - as if he'd never faded from the music scene

Prince – as if he’d never faded from the music scene

No other artists have been announced, but publishing is important to songwriters, therefore this could become a fertile new stable for forthcoming talent.

Prince, or “TAFKAP” or “Symbol”, toured medium sized venues in London in February and has very much re-appeared on today’s music scene. This is after his suggestion a few years ago that his music had fallen out of fashion since most black artists seem to prefer RnB, rap and hip hop. However, since the sad demise of Michael Jackson, with his music being sampled in songs such as Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Prince has found a new audience for funk and soul.

Since Daft Punk recorded Get Lucky with Nile Rogers, which became the big seller of 2013, and alongside distinctive vocals from Sam Smith and Rhianna, amongst many more, the instrumental, vocal sound of Prince has found a new lease of life.

Epic Records has release his new single “FALLINLOVE2NITE,” which was featured in the hit FOX television show New Girl earlier this year.