Fans will get access to a whole host of exclusive material by the prolific purple one...

PRINCE is to appear at a club in NEW YORK tonight (February 13) at a party to launch a new online subscription service which will give fans access to exclusive unreleased tracks, live events, studio webcasts and multimedia features.

According to the NPG Online fan information service, 7,000 people have already signed up at [url=] for the new service, for which they will pay a fee to download software that will enable them to access the site.

At the event tonight at Studio 54, which will be attended by fans, celebrities and members of the New Power Generation, including Prince, party-goers will be able to log on to computers around the venue at midnight to access NPG Music Club.

A DJ flown in from Paisley Park in Minneapolis will give new NPG tracks their first airing at the event.

Operated through the Prince online fanclub Love4OneAnother, the site’s mission statement reads: “This new mode of xchange and distribution effectively eliminates the need 4 any intermediates between the Artist and U. All that is required of U is a computer with Internet access and a direct subscription with us.”

Prince fans will be able to have the option of paying one of two subscription fees – monthly, which will entitle them to at least three new songs each month accompanied by videos and a one-hour radio show hosted by NPG members including the purple one, or annual Premium membership, which will give them passes to aftershow parties, free limited editions of his last album ‘Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic’, more music and videos and special merchandise.

In addition, members will have VIP access to all Prince gigs, never-before-heard rehearsal tapes and live webcasts of rehearsal jams at Paisley Park studios.

A Prince single ‘U Make My Sun Shine/When Will We B Paid’ has been given a limited release in Minneapolis and Chicago.