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The Reality of Artist Development Deals at Major Labels

Owen Husney is a musician, artist manager, and concert promoter based in Minneapolis. He was Prince’s first manager, and the person who arranged the famous contract with Warner Brothers which allowed Prince nearly unprecedented creative control over his music.

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Owen Husney, a manager, talks about today's lack of artist development by the record companies and the importance of a fan base. If bands want quality guidance from a label they need to have already proved themselves independently.

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