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3. It Was Meant To Be a Commercial Recording Facility

The original concept of Paisley Park was to be a commercial recording facility for Prince’s personal record label, also called Paisley Park.  Many notable artists recorded at least one track at the facility, and Prince produced his own label’s artists at the studio.

In 1994, amid a major feud with Warner Brothers Records, Warner Brothers ended their distribution deal for Paisley Park albums, effectively shutting down his studio.  After the record label’s failure, Prince continued to live in Paisley Park and produce his own music from home.