Prince Online Museum

An online archive of Prince's official websites. Scroll down through the timeline.

2013

05

Feb

Prince's site 3rdEyeGirl.com

3rdEyeGirl.com

In 2013, Prince created a site around his new band, 3rd Eye Girl. This was another example of choosing to bypass traditional channels and go his own way. The site went through some changes, and he added 3rdEyeTunes.com at one point, but this is the version that started the experience. Site is temporarily offline Dave […]

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01

Feb

Prince's Official Site, 20PR1NC3.com

20PR1NC3

Around the beginning of 2013, Prince once again started to venture back online after a long break. By now digital distribution of music was well established and streaming was beginning to dominate, but Prince once again was looking to go a different route. This site was short-lived but once again it showed his commitment to […]

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2009

24

Mar

Prince's Official Site, Lotusflow3r.com

Lotusflow3r

In 2009, Prince came back online after a brief break following 3121.com. This time his web experience was directly tied to the release of his Lotusflow3r 3-CD Set, with vibrant 3D imagery and animation connected to the music and the album design. Access Lotusflow3r Scott Addison Clay was the Webmaster behind Lotusflow3r, and this is […]

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2007

07

Jun

Prince's Official Site 3121.com

3121.com 2007

In 2007, Prince wrapped up his Vegas Residency at the Rio and took the world by storm with his performance at the Super Bowl. Soon after, plans began 2 form 2 release his next album, Planet Earth, as well as take his residency overseas 2 London at the O2 Arena. 3121.com continued to be his […]

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2006

04

Jul

Prince's Official Site, 3121.com

3121.com 2006

In the summer of 2006, after the NPG Music Club closed, Prince started using 3121.com as his official website. Originally it was just a promo site for the 3121 album, but 3121 evolved in to more than just an album project. 3121 became a brand that Prince would use for at least another year and […]

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2004

01

Jan

Prince's Official Site, the NPG Music Club

NPG Music Club ’04-’06

By 2004, the NPG Music Club was going in to it’s third year. Since 2003 the site had been a “virtual estate” that fans could explore and find things to click on, but in the 2004 version, we started to bring in elements to the “virtual estate” easier to navigate. Instead of only going through […]

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2003

01

May

NPG Music Club 2003

Entering in to it’s third year in 2003, Prince completely revamped the NPG (New Power Generation) Music Club website and started what would become the model for the site going forward. Instead of a simple web interface, Prince created a “virtual estate” that was to be an online home to the members of the NPG […]

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2002

14

Feb

Prince's Official Site, the NPG Music Club

NPG Music Club 2002

IN 2002, The NPG (New Power Generation) Music Club evolved into its next phase and began year two. The MP3 download service was discontinued, and the Members instead were offered four CDs that were sent to them in the mail. The best Prince Concert tickets continued to be available in exclusive presales for the Members […]

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2001

01

Apr

Prince's Official Site, the NPG Music Club

NPG Music Club v2

The NPG (New Power Generation) Music Club first launched with a software player/download manager. But after about a month, it was decided that the player was just a bit too complicated. Our audience was having trouble getting it to work, and it was turning in to a real headache. So instead we decided to launch […]

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14

Feb

NPG Music Club v1

The very first version of the NPG (New Power Generation) Music Club launched on February 14, 2001. The Club first took the form of a downloadable player that would act as your download manager as well as media player. The fan would install the player on their harddrive, and then by joining the NPG Music […]

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2000

01

Feb

NPG Online LTD

After Prince closed the Love4oneanother.com site, a new site was opened in 2000 that focused more on Prince himself instead of the charity. The site had a more direct connection 2 NPG Records and what Prince wanted to talk about regarding the music industry. Access NPG Online LTD Sam Jennings was once again behind this […]

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01

Jan

One Song

Prince closed Love4OneAnother.com on January 1, 2000 and replaced it with just this lyric video 4 “One Song.” It featured a lengthy speech at the beginning followed by the song itself. This remained on Love4OneAnother.com 4 the remainder of its existence. The speech is as follows: 1999… and the illusion continues. One begs 2 ask […]

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1999

01

Jan

Love 4 One Another

Love 4 One Another was Prince’s official website from 1997-1999. Its original intentions were centered around Prince’s charity at the time, Love 4 One Another, though over time it evolved in 2 everything Prince-related (who was still going by the Symbol at the time). At the end of 1998, Prince wanted 2 revamp the site […]

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1998

01

Jul

Prince's Crystal Ball Online Lyric Book

Crystal Ball Online Lyric Book

Prince released one of the very first online-only distributed CDs by a mainstream artist in 1997, taking pre-orders 4 the Crystal Ball online directly from fans. 2 coincide with its release, Prince enlisted a small group of fans 2 create an online lyric book 2 go with it. Covering dozens of songs, the lyric book […]

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01

Jan

Prince's Official Site, 1800NEWFUNK.com

1-800-NewFunk

1800Newfunk.com was Prince’s official online retail store from 1997-2001. It had started out offline with the NPG Retail Stores in Minneapolis and London beginning in 1994. Once Prince had changed his name and gone independent, he wanted to establish a direct retail channel to his customers. The 1-800-NEWFUNK phone line soon followed where fans could […]

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1996

14

Feb

  • Prince's Official Website, TheDawn.com
  • Prince's Official Site, TheDawn.com
  • Prince's Official Site, TheDawn.com
  • Prince's Official Site, TheDawn.com

The Dawn

TheDawn.com was Prince’s first official website.┬áIt was launched on 14 February, 1996 with an eight-page wedding program titled “Coincidence or fate?”. The website was advertised to be delivering unreleased music, new videos, merchandise, books, exclusive interviews, cologne, jewelry, games and tour information on and affiliated artists. Thedawn.com contained the following distinctive areas: Instructions 2 The […]

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1994

07

Jun

Prince Interactive

Though not an official website, this is Prince’s first experimentation with using the computer as a new way to access his music. The Prince Interactive CD-Rom was released in 1994 when the term “interactive” was hot but the internet hadn’t quite caught up to these ambitions yet. CD-Roms were a popular product at the time […]

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