Prince’s Musical Vault Drilled Open

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Prince’s vault has reportedly been drilled open:

    The seven-time Grammy Award winner reportedly left behind a vault containing so much music his estate could put out an album a year for the next century. “We could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a year or more,” Susan Rogers, Prince’s former recording engineer, told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

  2. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident Supporter

    I'd be more than happy to see an album if they can muster anything as good as Michael Jackson's Xscape.
  3. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident Supporter

    Still feels icky though.
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  5. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Read an article the other day that theorized Prince was hoarding his best stuff for the past decade and just sitting on it.
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  6. Behind the Barricade

    That first album they release will go through the roof in sales. Would be awesome to see a hologram Prince play his unreleased songs. Whatever happened to those holograms?
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  7. CMilliken


    That is crazy to think about.
  8. AelNire

    @ErinLea7 Prestigious

    Where does that money go if they were to release some of his private stuff? I don't know how that works.
  9. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    I didn't realize he had a literal vault where he stored his recordings. are these like, hard drives? or master tapes?
  10. PandaBear!

    Trusted Supporter

    I remember Kevin Smith telling his story about working with Prince & someone confirming to him that he had minimum 50 music videos in the vault for songs that were literally never going to be released. FIFTY!
    Damn vault is so mythical though that who even knows what the deal is & what will or won't see a release...
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  11. Steve_JustAGuy


    Any thoughts on this view? I kind of see the point.
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  12. Strikegently

    close cover, strike gently

    All of these recordings, and the earnings associated with them, will go to someone who Prince may or may not have wanted to have them.

    This is why you make a Will, folks. If you don't have a Will, call an attorney and schedule to get one made.
  13. Jason Tate @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    On The View, in 2012, (and a few other times) he addressed the vault and said they'd be released at some point. He would have destroyed them if he didn't want them saved. He knew they'd be released.

    He also posted a YouTube video at one point talking about it, but I can't find it, basically saying he'd release everything in it at some point in the future.
  14. AelNire

    @ErinLea7 Prestigious

    Yeah, maybe if they were just songs I wouldn't know whether it was ok but making videos and stuff for them totally means he'd want them released, imo.
  15. Steve_JustAGuy


    Yeah, and that's the other side I see too. I guess I don't want to see Prince releases featuring Will I Am or some other contemporary pop star tacked on to it.
  16. heymattrick

    Denver, CO Supporter

    "Xscape" was amazing. The one they released shortly after his death, "Michael", was not.
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  17. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident Supporter

    Agreed. I really only liked one song on Michael
  18. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Honestly, there's material there for multiple SMile Sessions-level reissues in there.

    In particular a set like that for Dream Factory would be Earth-moving.