Based on being one of the first mainstream artists to use the internet as an independent music distribution hub, Prince won a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for the site in Basic Monthly Membership entitled members to a minimum of three new Prince songs each month, often accompanied by corresponding music videos, and a free one-hour radio show podcast hosted by Prince and other NPG members.
The podcasts featured music, commentary and original skits. Premium Annual Membership were additionally entitled to more downloads, preferred seating at all Prince concerts, and VIP passes to all after shows and parties.
Plus they got a free copy of the limited Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic album. During the second year of the Club, Prince changed the subscription model to mailing out four exclusive CDs throughout the year to members. Members also got a free download of Prince's instrumental Xpectation album at the end of the year. Presale concert tickets continued to be offered exclusively to members.
Presale concert tickets for the best seats on his Musicology Tour were also made available exclusively to members. The site had around , members. Following the tradition of the awards in which each winner must only use five words as an acceptance speech, his speech was, "Everything you think is true.
Sam Jennings, the site's webmaster, accepted the award at the ceremony and gave his five word speech, "Prince says eliminate the middle-man. Prince closed the site 24 hours later. Patent and Trademark Office to use the name. Despite these events occurring on the same day, Prince's attorney has called it pure coincidence and stated that the site did not close due to the trademark dispute.
In that time we've learned a great deal from each other and about this brave new online world we have all chosen 2 b part of. The members we have been 4tunate enough 2 have join r family have truly made this the best music club any artist could ever dream of. And all the things we have been a part of 2gether -- the concerts, the celebrations, the soundchecks, the discussions and the un4gettable music -- have shown us what a New Power Generation can truly b.
We thank u from r hearts 4 sharing urselves and ur love of the music with all of us. It has been a blessing. The achievements of the past cannot be questioned and we r truly grateful 4 everything that has been accomplished. In a world without limitations and infinite possibilities, has the time come 2 once again make a leap of faith and begin anew? These r? In doing so, we have decided 2 put the club on hiatus until further notice. Now comes a time of great reflection and restructuring. The future holds nothing but endless opportunity and we plan on seizing it wholeheartedly.
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