On today's show:
PRINCE POSTHUMOUSLY RELEASES AN ALBUM...
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Or does he? Today marked the first release from the Prince archive. The album "Piano and a Microphone 1983" is just him playing around on the piano and singing to himself. It's unclear if he ever would have wanted it to be released to the public. When the musician died he left behind a massive amount of music which has since been moved into a vault in Los Angeles which means there could be more releases like this in the future.
Guest: Jem Aswad, Variety
TOM SHADYAC'S RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD
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Tom Shadyac was once Hollywood’s top comedy director. He made “Ace Ventura” and “Liar Liar” with Jim Carrey, “The Nutty Professor” with Eddie Murphy and “Patch Adams" with Robin Williams. But in 2007 the filmmaker had a bad bicycle accident that left him with post-concussion syndrome. He started to reevaluate his life and his priorities. He made a documentary, wrote a self-help book, sold almost all his stuff and left Hollywood for Memphis, where he’s been volunteering and teaching. Now he's directed his first narrative feature in 11 years (his last was "Evan Almighty"). It tells the true story of Brian Banks– an all-American high school football player who was wrongly accused of rape and went to jail. John Horn visited the set of the film to find out why Shadyac wanted to make this movie his return to Hollywood. "Brian Banks" premieres September 22nd at the LA Film Festival.
Guest: Tom Shadyac, filmmaker
SPOTIFY ISN'T A RECORD LABEL...YET
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Spotify has invited a number of musicians to post their music directly onto the streaming service, bypassing record labels. Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg Business talks with John Horn about how this company is yet again disrupting the music business and whether this could be an indication that, it's en route to become a recording label.
Guest: Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg Business