Prince's push for control set example for today's artists

April 22, 2016 12:56 PM

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Music legend Prince left as big a mark behind the recording industry scenes as he did on his millions of fans.

The artist, who died Thursday at 57 at his home near Minneapolis, waged a relentless campaign for control over his music empire as the Internet era dawned. His crusade left a playbook for stars like Taylor Swift and Adele, who now have the power to dictate how and where their songs get played.

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