The Internet archive which launched yesterday (July 4) holds official Prince websites from the last 20 years. It serves as a tribute to the icon’s “use of digital experiences to connect the artist to his fans,” as reported by Billboard.
Sam Jennings, director of the Prince Online Museum and previous webmaster of Prince’s NPG Music Club website, told Billboard:
“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.”
“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 also supports the organization #YesWeCode, “which has the goal to connect 100,000 low-opportunity young adults with high-paying careers in tech,” Billboard reports.
Websites featured in the Prince Online Museum:
NPG Music Club v1 (2001), screen gallery
TheDawn.com (1996), screen gallery
Prince Interactive (1994), walkthrough
Read more at Billboard.
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty