20 years of the singer's fascinating online presence.
Yesterday a very special museum exhibit of Prince's work became available for the first time—online. The Prince Online Museum contains archives of various websites the icon created over 20 years, and arrives on the 10th anniversary of the day that Prince ended his music subscription service NPG Music Club. In an interview with Billboard, the museum's director Sam Jennings explained the basis for the site.
"We launch with 12 of Prince's most popular sites, but over 20 years online, Prince launched nearly 20 different websites, maintained a dozen different social media presences, participated in countless online chats and directly connected with fans around the world," he said. "This Museum is an archive of that work and a reminder of everything he accomplished as an independent artist with the support of his vibrant and dedicated online community. The Museum was built by the people who worked directly with Prince on these projects. We are the originators, we are the experts. It is a labor of love, no money has been exchanged. There will be no downloads sold and no membership fees required. But we do have working versions of almost all of Prince's official websites."
Prince was far ahead of his time in establishing a digital relationship with his fans. See for yourself here.