For the first time since Diamonds And Pearls in 1991, a Prince album – Musicology – has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. A quarter of the sales for Musicology has been through “giving” it away at the concerts, though ticket prices were increased $9 each to compensate for this. Prince’s industry acumen by including the cost of this CD in the price of the concert ticket has got many other bands excited. But Prince’s pioneering strategy has caused the industry to change the system that CD’s “sold” in this way, all future cases of this now will not be eligible as a charitable CD sale.

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Goldies Parade is a lifelong Prince fan who founded this website in 1998 to serve the fan community with a resource for Prince news, releases and tour info, and to curate the extensive discography of this much copied but unequalled music icon.

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