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Prince Launches Web Site

February 12, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Prince is offering fans access to his creative world _ for a price.

This week, the rock star is launching a new Web site, www.NPGMusicClub.com. Visitors can register to join the club, which will offer new music each month from his group, the New Power Generation, plus other perks. Those interested will have to pay $7.77 a month.

Fans willing to shell out $100 a year can get VIP access to after-concert parties, a special edition of the album ``Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic″ and more music.

The site also plans to offer Webcasts of Prince rehearsals.

It’s about the only way to get new Prince music these days. The reclusive singer has no record contract, and has been wary of signing with a label since his protracted battle with Warner Bros. He recently ended his relationship with Arista Records.

Prince will celebrate the site’s launch with a party at Studio 54 on Wednesday.

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