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|1st associate single release = [[The Family]]: [[Single: The Screams Of Passion|The Screams Of Passion]]
 
|1st associate single release = [[The Family]]: [[Single: The Screams Of Passion|The Screams Of Passion]]
 
<!----- INTRODUCTION / HISTORY ----->
 
<!----- INTRODUCTION / HISTORY ----->
|introduction    = [[Prince]]'s first record label, [[Paisley Park Records]], a co-venture with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] was founded in 1985 and debuted with the release of [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]. The label shares its name with [[Prince]]'s recording complex [[Paisley Park Studios]] and the song [[Paisley Park]].  
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|introduction    = [[Prince]]’s first record label, [[Paisley Park Records]], a co-venture with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] was founded in 1985 and debuted with the release of [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]. The label shares its name with [[Prince]]’s recording complex [[Paisley Park Studios]] and the song [[Paisley Park]].
  
Artists who recorded for [[Paisley Park Records]] include [[The Time]], [[Sheila E.]], [[The Family]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Staples Mavis Staples], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clinton_(musician) George Clinton], [[Rosie Gaines]], [[Carmen Electra]], [[Jill Jones]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_O%27Clock  The Three O'Clock], [[Ingrid Chavez]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Bozzio Dale Bozzio], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taja_Sevelle Taja Sevelle]. [[Paisley Park Records]] also released albums by [[Mazarati]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Question Good Question], [[Madhouse]], [[Eric Leeds]], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_LeMans Tony LeMans].  
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'''Paisley Park''' was the first name used for the label. It was changed to '''Paisley Park Records''' in 1987. The first release to bear the full name was [[Madhouse]] ‘s [[Single: 6|6 single]].
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Artists who recorded for [[Paisley Park Records]] (or '''Paisley Park''') include [[The Time]], [[Sheila E.]], [[The Family]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Staples Mavis Staples], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clinton_(musician) George Clinton], [[Rosie Gaines]], [[Carmen Electra]], [[Jill Jones]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_O’Clock The Three O’Clock], [[Ingrid Chavez]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Bozzio Dale Bozzio], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taja_Sevelle Taja Sevelle]. [[Paisley Park Records]] also released albums by [[Mazarati]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Question Good Question], [[Madhouse]], [[Eric Leeds]], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_LeMans Tony LeMans].  
  
 
The label ceased business in 1994, when Warner ended its distribution deal with [[Paisley Park Records]], effectively closing the label.
 
The label ceased business in 1994, when Warner ended its distribution deal with [[Paisley Park Records]], effectively closing the label.
 
|label creation  = The idea of the [[Paisley Park Records]] label emerged during the summer of 1984. Since 1981, [[Prince]] has produced albums for [[The Time]], [[Vanity 6]], [[Sheila E.]] and [[Apollonia 6]] under the [[Jamie Starr]] pseudonym and offered many songs to various other acts. [[Paisley Park Records]] was basically an extension of [[The Starr Company]] imprint used on the records he fully produced. With the label, [[Prince]] Prince would deliver the master and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] would do the manufacture, distribute, and market the records (In 1992, the deal between [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] was revised as [[Paisley Park Records]] would decide how much to spend on videos and promotional activities. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] and [[Prince]] would operate as partners, sharing investments and profits).  
 
|label creation  = The idea of the [[Paisley Park Records]] label emerged during the summer of 1984. Since 1981, [[Prince]] has produced albums for [[The Time]], [[Vanity 6]], [[Sheila E.]] and [[Apollonia 6]] under the [[Jamie Starr]] pseudonym and offered many songs to various other acts. [[Paisley Park Records]] was basically an extension of [[The Starr Company]] imprint used on the records he fully produced. With the label, [[Prince]] Prince would deliver the master and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] would do the manufacture, distribute, and market the records (In 1992, the deal between [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] was revised as [[Paisley Park Records]] would decide how much to spend on videos and promotional activities. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] and [[Prince]] would operate as partners, sharing investments and profits).  
  
The label shares its name with [[Prince]]'s recording complex [[Paisley Park Studios]] and the song [[Paisley Park]]. [[Prince]] 's first album to be released on Paisley Park Records, and also the label's first release, was [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]] on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_22|22 April 1985]]. All the subsequent releases, except for the [[Album: Batman|Batman]] album and related singles, would be on that label until the compilations [[Album:_The_Hits_/_The_B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]] in 1993. The first acts who released an album with the label imprint were [[The Family]], [[Sheila E.]] and [[Mazarati]].  
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The label shares its name with [[Prince]]’s recording complex [[Paisley Park Studios]] and the song [[Paisley Park]]. [[Prince]]’s first album to be released on Paisley Park Records, and also the label’s first release, was [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]] on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_22|22 April 1985]]. All the subsequent releases, except for the [[Album: Batman|Batman]] album and related singles, would be on that label until the compilations [[Album:_The_Hits_/_The_B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]] in 1993. The first acts who released an album with the label imprint were [[The Family]], [[Sheila E.]] and [[Mazarati]].  
  
 
|label life      =  
 
|label life      =  
 
====Personnel====
 
====Personnel====
The President of Operations for the label was [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Leeds Alan Leeds], brother of saxophonist [[Eric Leeds]]. Leeds had previously served as [[Prince]]'s tour manager. He was replaced by former trade journalist Gaham Armstrong. Craig Rice also served as President shortly after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Leeds Alan Leeds] left.
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The President of Operations for the label was [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Leeds Alan Leeds], brother of saxophonist [[Eric Leeds]]. Leeds had previously served as [[Prince]]’s tour manager. He was replaced by former trade journalist Gaham Armstrong. Craig Rice also served as President shortly after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Leeds Alan Leeds] left.
  
 
====Mismanagement====
 
====Mismanagement====
[[Prince]]'s management firm at the time, Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli, began signing artists to the label, at times even without [[Prince]]'s knowledge or permission. That precipitated the beginning of the end to a successful partnership.  
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[[Prince]]’s management firm at the time, Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli, began signing artists to the label, at times even without [[Prince]]’s knowledge or permission. That precipitated the beginning of the end to a successful partnership.  
  
 
Shortly after firing the management team, lawsuits ensued and it was discovered that the label was mismanaged from the outset, with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] taking heavy losses due to exorbitant advances paid to [[Prince]] and his management team for the label.  
 
Shortly after firing the management team, lawsuits ensued and it was discovered that the label was mismanaged from the outset, with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] taking heavy losses due to exorbitant advances paid to [[Prince]] and his management team for the label.  
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] also helped to pay for [[Paisley Park Studios]], and executives insisted on a return on their investment, which resulted in several major artists recording their albums at [[Paisley Park Studios]], at times even against [[Prince]]'s wishes.  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] also helped to pay for [[Paisley Park Studios]], and executives insisted on a return on their investment, which resulted in several major artists recording their albums at [[Paisley Park Studios]], at times even against [[Prince]]’s wishes.  
  
 
[[Paisley Park Records]] folded with [[Prince]] retaining the masters of all artists, artists advances that were kept by the company, and no support from the label.  
 
[[Paisley Park Records]] folded with [[Prince]] retaining the masters of all artists, artists advances that were kept by the company, and no support from the label.  
|label closure  = On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 1|February 1st 1994]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] and [[Paisley Park Enterprises]] announce that they are terminating [[Paisley Park Records]]. The label became a joint venture between [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] upon the signing of [[Prince]]'s last recording contract in 1992. While under [[Prince]]'s sole aegis, the label could probably have survived for as long as he saw fit, but with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] holding the purse strings, the financial burden proved too great as few of the label's releases had been big sellers.  
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|label closure  = On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 1|February 1st 1994]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] and [[Paisley Park Enterprises]] announce that they are terminating [[Paisley Park Records]]. The label became a joint venture between [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] upon the signing of [[Prince]]’s last recording contract in 1992. While under [[Prince]]’s sole aegis, the label could probably have survived for as long as he saw fit, but with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros. Records] holding the purse strings, the financial burden proved too great as few of the label’s releases had been big sellers.  
  
 
Two of the Paisley Park Records acts, Belize and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Collins_(singer) Tyler Collins], were left without contracts when the label folded. Belize had completed an album (without [[Prince]]’s involvement) but it was never released. [[Rosie Gaines]] had a Paisley Park album titled [[Album: Concrete Jungle|Concrete Jungle]] on which [[Prince]] was involved, was due to be released on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 22|22 March 1994]]. A single for [[Single:_My_Tender_Heart|My Tender Heart]] backed with [[Pain]] was also scheduled for release. The album and single were withdrawn when the label was terminated. [[Rosie Gaines|Gaines]] later signed a deal with Motown Records and released an album entitled [[Album: Closer Than Close|Closer Than Close]] in June 1995. The [[Album: Concrete Jungle|Concrete Jungle]] album was eventually released digitally in 2010 independently by [[Rosie Gaines]].  
 
Two of the Paisley Park Records acts, Belize and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Collins_(singer) Tyler Collins], were left without contracts when the label folded. Belize had completed an album (without [[Prince]]’s involvement) but it was never released. [[Rosie Gaines]] had a Paisley Park album titled [[Album: Concrete Jungle|Concrete Jungle]] on which [[Prince]] was involved, was due to be released on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 22|22 March 1994]]. A single for [[Single:_My_Tender_Heart|My Tender Heart]] backed with [[Pain]] was also scheduled for release. The album and single were withdrawn when the label was terminated. [[Rosie Gaines|Gaines]] later signed a deal with Motown Records and released an album entitled [[Album: Closer Than Close|Closer Than Close]] in June 1995. The [[Album: Concrete Jungle|Concrete Jungle]] album was eventually released digitally in 2010 independently by [[Rosie Gaines]].  
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|7=[[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]]<br><small>''(Europe only)''</small>
 
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|9=<small>Dale Bozzio</small><br>
 
|9=<small>Dale Bozzio</small><br>
 
[[Album: Riot In English|Riot In English]]
 
[[Album: Riot In English|Riot In English]]
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[[Album: True Confessions|True Confessions]]
 
[[Album: True Confessions|True Confessions]]
 
|10=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
 
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|3=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
|3=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Bedtime Story|Bedtime Story]]
 
[[Single: Bedtime Story|Bedtime Story]]
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[[Single: A Love Bizarre|A Love Bizarre]]
 
[[Single: A Love Bizarre|A Love Bizarre]]
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|5=<small>[[The Family]]</small><br>
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[[Single: High Fashion|High Fashion]]
 
|6=<small>[[Mazarati]]</small><br>
 
|6=<small>[[Mazarati]]</small><br>
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[[Single: Players’ Ball|Players’ Ball]]
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|7=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
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[[Single: Love On A Blue Train|Love On A Blue Train]]
 
|8=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
|8=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Holly Rock|Holly Rock]]
 
[[Single: Holly Rock|Holly Rock]]
 
|9=<small>[[Mazarati]]</small><br>
 
|9=<small>[[Mazarati]]</small><br>
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[[Single: Love On A Blue Train|Love On A Blue Train]]
 
 
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|2=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
|2=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
Hold Me
 
Hold Me
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|3=<small>[[Jill Jones]]</small><br>
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[[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]]
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|4=<small>[[Sheila E.]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Koo Koo|Koo Koo]]
 
[[Single: Koo Koo|Koo Koo]]
|4=<small>[[Jill Jones]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Mia Bocca|Mia Bocca]]
 
 
|5=<small>[[Jill Jones]]</small><br>
 
|5=<small>[[Jill Jones]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: G-Spot|G-Spot]]
 
[[Single: G-Spot|G-Spot]]
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[[Single: For Love|For Love]]
 
[[Single: For Love|For Love]]
 
|9=<small>Taja Sevelle</small><br>
 
|9=<small>Taja Sevelle</small><br>
[[Single: Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?|Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?]]
+
[[Single: Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?|Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?]]
 
|10=<small>[[Madhouse]]</small><br>
 
|10=<small>[[Madhouse]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: 13|13]]
 
[[Single: 13|13]]
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|1=1988<br>[[File:Popular single.jpg|60px]]
 
|1=1988<br>[[File:Popular single.jpg|60px]]
 
|2=1988<br>[[File:Simonsimon single.jpg|60px]]
 
|2=1988<br>[[File:Simonsimon single.jpg|60px]]
|3=1988<br>[[File:Takemeforaride single.jpg|60px]]
+
|3=1988<br>[[File:Takemeforaride single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single: Take Me For A Ride]]
 
|4=1988<br>[[File:Loveexplosion single.jpg|60px]]
 
|4=1988<br>[[File:Loveexplosion single.jpg|60px]]
 
|5=1988<br>[[File:Listentoyourheart single.jpg|60px]]
 
|5=1988<br>[[File:Listentoyourheart single.jpg|60px]]
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Simon Simon
 
Simon Simon
 
|3=<small>Taja Sevelle</small><br>
 
|3=<small>Taja Sevelle</small><br>
Take Me For A Ride
+
[[Single: Take Me For A Ride|Take Me For A Ride]]
|4=<small>Three O'Clock</small><br>
+
|4=<small>Three O’Clock</small><br>
 
Love Explosion
 
Love Explosion
 
|5=<small>Good Question</small><br>
 
|5=<small>Good Question</small><br>
 
Listen To Your Heart  
 
Listen To Your Heart  
|6=<small>Three O'Clock</small><br>
+
|6=<small>Three O’Clock</small><br>
 
[[Single: Neon Telephone|Neon telephone]]
 
[[Single: Neon Telephone|Neon telephone]]
 
|7=<small>Dale Bozzio</small><br>
 
|7=<small>Dale Bozzio</small><br>
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}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
|1=1989<br>[[File:Tweakin_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single: Tweakin']]  
+
|1=1989<br>[[File:Tweakin_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single: Tweakin’]]  
|2=1989<br>[[File:Timewaitsfornoone_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Time Waits For No One]]  
+
|2=1989<br>[[File:Higher_Than_High_single.jpg|60px]]  
|3=1989<br>[[File:Christmasvacation single.jpg|60px]]
+
|3=1989<br>[[File:Timewaitsfornoone_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Time Waits For No One]]  
|4=1990<br>[[File:Jerkout_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Jerk Out]]  
+
|4=1989<br>[[File:Christmasvacation single.jpg|60px]]
|5=1990<br>[[File:Roundandround_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Round And Round]]  
+
|5=1989<br>[[File:Forever_More_single.jpg|60px]]
|6=1990<br>[[File:Chocolate_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_Chocolate]]
+
|6=1990<br>[[File:Cookie_Crumbles_single.jpg|60px]]
|7=1990<br>[[File:Melodycool_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Melody Cool]]  
+
|7=1990<br>[[File:Jerkout_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Jerk Out]]  
|8=1991<br>[[File:Shake! single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Shake!]]  
+
|8=1990<br>[[File:Melodycool_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Melody Cool]]  
|9=1991<br>[[File:Thedopaminerush single.jpg|60px|link=Single: The Dopamine Rush]]  
+
|9=1990<br>[[File:Roundandround_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Round And Round]]  
|10=1991<br>[[File:Littlerock_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Little Rock]]  
+
|10=1990<br>[[File:Chocolate_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_Chocolate]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
|1=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
 
|1=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
[[Single: Tweakin'|Tweakin']]
+
[[Single: Tweakin’|Tweakin’]]
|2=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
+
|2=<small>Tony Lemans</small><br>
[[Single: Time Waits For No One|Time Waits For No One]]
+
Higher Than High
 
|3=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 
|3=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 +
[[Single: Time Waits For No One|Time Waits For No One]]
 +
|4=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 
Christmas Vacation
 
Christmas Vacation
|4=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
+
|5=<small>Tony Lemans</small><br>
 +
Forever More<br><small>''(US promo only)''</small>
 +
|6=<small>Tony Lemans</small><br>
 +
Cookie Crumbles
 +
|7=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Jerk Out|Jerk Out]]
 
[[Single: Jerk Out|Jerk Out]]
|5=<small>Tevin Campbell</small><br>
+
|8=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 +
[[Single: Melody Cool|Melody Cool]]
 +
|9=<small>Tevin Campbell</small><br>
 
[[Single: Round And Round|Round And Round]]
 
[[Single: Round And Round|Round And Round]]
|6=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
+
|10=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Chocolate|Chocolate]]
 
[[Single: Chocolate|Chocolate]]
|7=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 
[[Single: Melody Cool|Melody Cool]]
 
|8=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Shake!|Shake!]]
 
|9=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: The Dopamine Rush|The Dopamine Rush]]
 
|10=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Little Rock|Little Rock]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
|1=1991<br>[[File:Missthang_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Miss Thang]]  
+
|1=1991<br>[[File:Shake! single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Shake!]]  
|2=1991<br>[[File:Elephantbox_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Elephant Box]]  
+
|2=1991<br>[[File:Thedopaminerush single.jpg|60px|link=Single: The Dopamine Rush]]  
|3=1991<br>[[File:Pussycat single.jpg|60px]]
+
|3=1991<br>[[File:Littlerock_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Little Rock]]  
|4=1991<br>[[File:Hippyblood single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Hippy Blood]]
+
|4=1991<br>[[File:Missthang_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Miss Thang]]  
|5=1991<br>[[File:Heavenmustbenear_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Heaven Must Be Near]]
+
|5=1991<br>[[File:Elephantbox_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Elephant Box]]  
|6=1992<br>[[File:Gogodancer_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_Go Go Dancer]]
+
|6=1991<br>[[File:Pussycat single.jpg|60px]]
|7=1993<br>[[File:Everybodygetonup_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Everybody Get On Up]]  
+
|7=1991<br>[[File:Hippyblood single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Hippy Blood]]
|8=1993<br>[[File:Fantasiaerotica single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Fantasia Erotica]]  
+
|8=1991<br>[[File:Heavenmustbenear_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Heaven Must Be Near]]
|9=1993<br>[[File:Thevoicesingle1st_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_The Voice]]
+
|9=1992<br>[[File:Gogodancer_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_Go Go Dancer]]
|10=1993<br>[[File:Painthewhitehouseblack single.jpg|60px]]
+
|10=1993<br>[[File:Everybodygetonup_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Everybody Get On Up]]  
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
|1=<small>[[T.C. Ellis]]</small><br>
+
|1=<small>[[The Time]]</small><br>
 +
[[Single: Shake!|Shake!]]
 +
|2=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
 +
[[Single: The Dopamine Rush|The Dopamine Rush]]<br><small>''(US promo only)''</small>
 +
|3=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
 +
[[Single: Little Rock|Little Rock]]<br><small>''(US promo only)''</small>
 +
|4=<small>[[T.C. Ellis]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Miss Thang|Miss Thang]]
 
[[Single: Miss Thang|Miss Thang]]
|2=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
+
|5=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Elephant Box|Elephant Box]]
 
[[Single: Elephant Box|Elephant Box]]
|3=<small>[[T.C. Ellis]]</small><br>
+
|6=<small>[[T.C. Ellis]]</small><br>
 
Pussycat
 
Pussycat
|4=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
+
|7=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Hippy Blood|Hippy Blood]]
 
[[Single: Hippy Blood|Hippy Blood]]
|5=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
+
|8=<small>[[Ingrid Chavez]]</small><br>
[[Single: Heaven Must Be Near|Heaven Must Be Near]]
+
[[Single: Heaven Must Be Near|Heaven Must Be Near]]<br><small>''(UK promo only)''</small>
|6=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
+
|9=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Go Go Dancer|Go Go Dancer]]
 
[[Single: Go Go Dancer|Go Go Dancer]]
|7=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
+
|10=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Everybody Get On Up|Everybody Get On Up]]
 
[[Single: Everybody Get On Up|Everybody Get On Up]]
|8=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Fantasia Erotica|Fantasia Erotica]]
 
|9=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 
[[Single: The Voice|The Voice]]
 
|10=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
 
Paint The White House Black
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
|1=1993<br>[[File:Martiallaw single.jpg|60px]]
+
|1=1993<br>[[File:Fantasiaerotica single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Fantasia Erotica]]  
|2=1993<br>[[File:Bloodisthickerthantime1st_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Blood Is Thicker Than Time]]
+
|2=1993<br>[[File:Thevoicesingle1st_single.jpg|60px|border|link=Single:_The Voice]]
|3=1993<br>[[File:Thebigpump_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: The Big Pump]]  
+
|3=1993<br>[[File:Painthewhitehouseblack single.jpg|60px]]
|4=1993<br>[[File:Womaninchains.jpg|60px]]
+
|4=1993<br>[[File:Martiallaw single.jpg|60px]]
|5=1998 (1991)<br>[[File:Fun single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Fun]]  
+
|5=1993<br>[[File:Bloodisthickerthantime1st_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Blood Is Thicker Than Time]]
|6=
+
|6=1993<br>[[File:Thebigpump_single.jpg|60px|link=Single: The Big Pump]]  
|7=
+
|7=1993<br>[[File:Womaninchains.jpg|60px]]
|8=
+
|8=1998 (1991)<br>[[File:Fun single.jpg|60px|link=Single: Fun]]  
 
|9=
 
|9=
 
|10=
 
|10=
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumLine|
 
{{AlbumLine|
|1=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
+
|1=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
 +
[[Single: Fantasia Erotica|Fantasia Erotica]]
 +
|2=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 +
[[Single: The Voice|The Voice]]
 +
|3=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
 +
Paint The White House Black
 +
|4=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
 
Martial Law  
 
Martial Law  
|2=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
+
|5=<small>Mavis Staples</small><br>
 
[[Single: Blood Is Thicker Than Time|Blood Is Thicker Than Time]]
 
[[Single: Blood Is Thicker Than Time|Blood Is Thicker Than Time]]
|3=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
+
|6=<small>George Clinton</small><br>
[[Single: The Big Pump|The Big Pump]]
+
[[Single: The Big Pump|The Big Pump]]<br><small>''(US promo only)''</small>
|4=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
+
|7=<small>[[Eric Leeds]]</small><br>
Woman In Chains
+
Woman In Chains<br><small>''(US promo only)''</small>
|5=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
+
|8=<small>[[Carmen Electra]]</small><br>
 
[[Single: Fun|Fun]]
 
[[Single: Fun|Fun]]
|6=
 
|7=
 
|8=
 
 
|9=
 
|9=
 
|10=
 
|10=
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<!----- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ----->
 
<!----- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ----->
 
|see also        = [[NPG Records]]
 
|see also        = [[NPG Records]]
|trivia          = Although the label has been closed for years, Paisley Park<small>®</small> is still a registred trademark (Registration Nr: 3065684) owned by Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. (Chanhassen, MN 55317). It is covering:<blockquote>''Recording studios; music, motion picture film and videotape production services; film and video editing services.''</bockquote>
+
|trivia          = Although the label has been closed for years, Paisley Park<small>®</small> is still a registred trademark (Registration Nr: 3065684) owned by Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. (Chanhassen, MN 55317). It is covering:<blockquote>''Recording studios; music, motion picture film and videotape production services; film and video editing services.''</blockquote>
 
*Of note the Paisley Park<small>®</small> trademark is labelled as having being first used on 22 April 1985.
 
*Of note the Paisley Park<small>®</small> trademark is labelled as having being first used on 22 April 1985.
 
|references      = '''Entrepeneur bug bites artists... And results vary''' ''by Deborah Russel'' (Billboard Vol.? No.? - 30 May 1992)
 
|references      = '''Entrepeneur bug bites artists... And results vary''' ''by Deborah Russel'' (Billboard Vol.? No.? - 30 May 1992)

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Paisley Park Records

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Label details


Parent Company: Warner Bros. Records
Founded: February 1985
Ceased operation: February 1994
Founder: Prince
Location: Chanhassen (MN), USA
Distributor(s): Warner Bros. Records (In the U.S.)
WEA International (Outside the U.S.)
Subsidiaries: Paisley Park Enterprises
Discography
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First Prince Single Release:
First Associate Album Release:
First Associate Single Release:

Prince’s first record label, Paisley Park Records, a co-venture with Warner Bros. Records was founded in 1985 and debuted with the release of Around The World In A Day. The label shares its name with Prince’s recording complex Paisley Park Studios and the song Paisley Park.

Paisley Park was the first name used for the label. It was changed to Paisley Park Records in 1987. The first release to bear the full name was Madhouse ‘s 6 single.

Artists who recorded for Paisley Park Records (or Paisley Park) include The Time, Sheila E., The Family, Mavis Staples, George Clinton, Rosie Gaines, Carmen Electra, Jill Jones, The Three O’Clock, Ingrid Chavez, Dale Bozzio, and Taja Sevelle. Paisley Park Records also released albums by Mazarati, Good Question, Madhouse, Eric Leeds, and Tony LeMans.

The label ceased business in 1994, when Warner ended its distribution deal with Paisley Park Records, effectively closing the label.


History
Label Creation

The idea of the Paisley Park Records label emerged during the summer of 1984. Since 1981, Prince has produced albums for The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E. and Apollonia 6 under the Jamie Starr pseudonym and offered many songs to various other acts. Paisley Park Records was basically an extension of The Starr Company imprint used on the records he fully produced. With the label, Prince Prince would deliver the master and Warner Bros. Records would do the manufacture, distribute, and market the records (In 1992, the deal between Prince and Warner Bros. Records was revised as Paisley Park Records would decide how much to spend on videos and promotional activities. Warner Bros. Records and Prince would operate as partners, sharing investments and profits).

The label shares its name with Prince’s recording complex Paisley Park Studios and the song Paisley Park. Prince’s first album to be released on Paisley Park Records, and also the label’s first release, was Around The World In A Day on 22 April 1985. All the subsequent releases, except for the Batman album and related singles, would be on that label until the compilations The Hits / The B-Sides in 1993. The first acts who released an album with the label imprint were The Family, Sheila E. and Mazarati.

Label Life

Personnel

The President of Operations for the label was Alan Leeds, brother of saxophonist Eric Leeds. Leeds had previously served as Prince’s tour manager. He was replaced by former trade journalist Gaham Armstrong. Craig Rice also served as President shortly after Alan Leeds left.

Mismanagement

Prince’s management firm at the time, Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli, began signing artists to the label, at times even without Prince’s knowledge or permission. That precipitated the beginning of the end to a successful partnership.

Shortly after firing the management team, lawsuits ensued and it was discovered that the label was mismanaged from the outset, with Warner Bros. Records taking heavy losses due to exorbitant advances paid to Prince and his management team for the label.

Warner Bros. Records also helped to pay for Paisley Park Studios, and executives insisted on a return on their investment, which resulted in several major artists recording their albums at Paisley Park Studios, at times even against Prince’s wishes.

Paisley Park Records folded with Prince retaining the masters of all artists, artists advances that were kept by the company, and no support from the label.

Label Closure

On February 1st 1994, Warner Bros. Records and Paisley Park Enterprises announce that they are terminating Paisley Park Records. The label became a joint venture between Prince and Warner Bros. Records upon the signing of Prince’s last recording contract in 1992. While under Prince’s sole aegis, the label could probably have survived for as long as he saw fit, but with Warner Bros. Records holding the purse strings, the financial burden proved too great as few of the label’s releases had been big sellers.

Two of the Paisley Park Records acts, Belize and Tyler Collins, were left without contracts when the label folded. Belize had completed an album (without Prince’s involvement) but it was never released. Rosie Gaines had a Paisley Park album titled Concrete Jungle on which Prince was involved, was due to be released on 22 March 1994. A single for My Tender Heart backed with Pain was also scheduled for release. The album and single were withdrawn when the label was terminated. Gaines later signed a deal with Motown Records and released an album entitled Closer Than Close in June 1995. The Concrete Jungle album was eventually released digitally in 2010 independently by Rosie Gaines.

Shortly before the closure of Paisley Park Records, Prince had already created a new label called NPG Records and started to try new ways of distributing his music without Warner Bros. Records.


Releases
Catalog numbers are indicated regardless of format, under the year of release, into brackets.
Prince
Albums
1985
(25286)
1986
(25395)
1987
(25577)
1988
(25720)
1990
(27493)
1991
(25379)
1992
(45027)
1993
(45431)
1993
(45435)
1993
(45440)
Atwiad tb.jpg Parade tb.jpg Sott tb.jpg Lovesexy tb.jpg Graffitibridge tb.jpg Diamondsandpearls tb.jpg Symbol tb.jpg Hits1 tb.jpg Hits2 tb.jpg Hitsbsides tb.jpg
Around The World In A Day Parade Sign O’ The Times Lovesexy Graffiti Bridge Diamonds and Pearls Symbolblue.png The Hits 1 The Hits 2 The Hits / The B-Sides
Singles
1985
(28972)
1985
(29052)
1985
(28998)
1985
(28999)
1986
(28751)
1986
(28711)
1986
(28586)
1986
(28620)
1987
(28399)
1987
(28334)
Raspberryberet single.jpg Paisleypark single.jpg Poplife single.jpg America single.jpg Kiss single.jpg Mountains single.jpg Girlsandboys single.jpg Anotherloverholenyohead single.jpg Signothetimes single.jpg Ifiwasyourgirlfriend single.jpg
Raspberry Beret Paisley Park
(Europe only)
Pop Life America Kiss Mountains Girls & Boys
(Europe only)
Anotherlover
-holenyohead
Sign O’ The Times If I Was Your Girlfriend
1987
(28289)
1987
(28288)
1987
(28288)
1988
(21858)
1988
(27806)
1988
(27745)
1990
(19525)
1990
(19525)
1991
(19225)
1991
(19175)
Ugotthelook single.jpg Icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman single.jpg Hotthing singleA.jpg Alphabetst single.jpg Glamslam single.jpg Iwishuheaven single.jpg Thievesinthetemple single.jpg Newpowergeneration single.jpg Gettoff single.jpg Cream single.jpg
U Got The Look I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man Hot Thing Alphabet St. Glam Slam I Wish U Heaven Thieves In The Temple New Power Generation Gett Off Cream
1991
(19090)
1991
(19059)
1992
(19020)
1992
(5301)
1992
(40480)
1992
(18817)
1992
(18704)
1992
(18599)
1992
(18700)
1993
(18583)
Insatiable single.jpg Diamondsandpearls single.jpg Moneydontmatter2night single.jpg Willingandable single.png Thunder single.jpg SexyMF single.jpg Mynameisprince single.jpg 7 single.jpg Damnu single.jpg Themorningpapers single.jpg
Insatiable Diamonds And Pearls Money Don’t Matter 2 Night Willing And Able
(US promo only)
Thunder
(UK only)
Sexy M.F. My Name Is Prince 7 Damn U The Morning Papers
1993
(18371)
1993
(18372)
1993
(5994)
1993
(18280)
1994
(1278)
Pinkcashmere single.jpg Peach single.jpg Nothingcompares2u single.jpg Controversy93 single2.jpg Pope single.jpg
Pink Cashmere Peach Nothing Compares 2 U Controversy '93
(UK only)
Pope
(UK promo only)
Associated Artists
Albums
1985
(25322)
1985
(25317)
1986
(25368)
1987
(25545)
1987
(25498)
1987
(25575)
1987
(25546)
1987
(25658)
1988
(25599)
1988
(25717)
Thefamily album.jpg Romance 1600 album tb.jpg Mazarati album.jpg 8 album.jpg Sheila E. album tb.jpg Jilljones album.jpg Tajasevellealbum.jpg 16 album.jpg Riot In English album tb.jpg Vermillion album.jpg
The Family

The Family

Sheila E.

Romance 1600

Mazarati

Mazarati

Madhouse

8

Sheila E.

Sheila E.

Jill Jones

Jill Jones

Taja Sevelle

Taja Sevelle1

Madhouse

16

Dale Bozzio

Riot In English

Three O’Clock

Vermillion1

1988
(25743)
1989
(25995)
1989
(25994)
1989
(25798)
1989
(29K2-1002)
1990
(27490)
1990
(TDCK-2003)
1991
(27499)
1991
(27497)
1991
(25879)
Good Question Album Artwork Tony LeMans Album Artwork The Cinderella Theory Album Artwork Timewaitsfornoone album.jpg Timethemotion album.jpg Pandemonium album.jpg Timethemotionlive.jpg Timessquared album.jpg Trueconfessions album.jpg May 19 1992 album tb.jpg
Good Question

Good Question

Tony LeMans

Tony LeMans1

George Clinton

The Cinderella Theory

Mavis Staples

Time Waits For No One

Kahoru Kohiruimaki

Time The Motion2
(Japan only)

The Time

Pandemonium1

Kahoru Kohiruimaki

Time The Motion Live2
(Japan only)

Eric Leeds

Times Squared

T.C. Ellis

True Confessions

Ingrid Chavez

Ingrid Chavez

1993
(25338)
1993
(25049)
1993
(PRO-CD-6595)
1993
(25518)
1993
(45199)
Carmenelectra album.jpg Thevoice album.jpg Gospeltracks.jpg Hey Man... Smell My Finger album tb.jpg Things Left Unsaid Album artwork
Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

Mavis Staples

The Voice

Mavis Staples

Gospel Tracks
(US promo only)

George Clinton

Hey Man... Smell My Finger

Eric Leeds

Things Left Unsaid


1 Distributed by Reprise Records instead of Warner Bros. Records.
2 Distributed by Warner-Pioneer instead of Warner Bros. Records.

Singles
1985
Thescreamsofpassion single.jpg
1985
Sisterfate single.jpg
1985
Bedtimestory single.jpg
1985
Alovebizarre single.jpg
1985
Highfashion single.jpg
1986
Playersball single.jpg
1986
Loveonabluetrain single.jpg
1986
Hollyrock single.jpg
1986
100mph single.jpg
1986
Stroke single.jpg
The Family

The Screams Of Passion

Sheila E.

Sister Fate

Sheila E.

Bedtime Story

Sheila E.

A Love Bizarre

The Family

High Fashion

Mazarati

Players’ Ball

Sheila E.

Love On A Blue Train

Sheila E.

Holly Rock

Mazarati

100 MPH

Mazarati

Stroke

1987
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1988
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1988
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1988
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Madhouse

6

Sheila E.

Hold Me

Jill Jones

Mia Bocca

Sheila E.

Koo Koo

Jill Jones

G-Spot

Madhouse

10

Taja Sevelle

Love is Contagious

Jill Jones

For Love

Taja Sevelle

Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?

Madhouse

13

1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1989
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1989
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Taja Sevelle

Popular

Dale Bozzio

Simon Simon

Taja Sevelle

Take Me For A Ride

Three O’Clock

Love Explosion

Good Question

Listen To Your Heart

Three O’Clock

Neon telephone

Dale Bozzio

Riot In English

Good Question

Got A New Love

Mavis Staples

20Th Century Express

Mavis Staples

Jaguar

1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1990
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1990
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1990
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1990
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1990
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George Clinton

Tweakin’

Tony Lemans

Higher Than High

Mavis Staples

Time Waits For No One

Mavis Staples

Christmas Vacation

Tony Lemans

Forever More
(US promo only)

Tony Lemans

Cookie Crumbles

The Time

Jerk Out

Mavis Staples

Melody Cool

Tevin Campbell

Round And Round

The Time

Chocolate

1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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1992
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1993
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The Time

Shake!

Eric Leeds

The Dopamine Rush
(US promo only)

Eric Leeds

Little Rock
(US promo only)

T.C. Ellis

Miss Thang

Ingrid Chavez

Elephant Box

T.C. Ellis

Pussycat

Ingrid Chavez

Hippy Blood

Ingrid Chavez

Heaven Must Be Near
(UK promo only)

Carmen Electra

Go Go Dancer

Carmen Electra

Everybody Get On Up

1993
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1998 (1991)
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Carmen Electra

Fantasia Erotica

Mavis Staples

The Voice

George Clinton

Paint The White House Black

George Clinton

Martial Law

Mavis Staples

Blood Is Thicker Than Time

George Clinton

The Big Pump
(US promo only)

Eric Leeds

Woman In Chains
(US promo only)

Carmen Electra

Fun

 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although the label has been closed for years, Paisley Park® is still a registred trademark (Registration Nr: 3065684) owned by Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. (Chanhassen, MN 55317). It is covering:
    Recording studios; music, motion picture film and videotape production services; film and video editing services.
  • Of note the Paisley Park® trademark is labelled as having being first used on 22 April 1985.

References
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