I am Owen Husney and I was Prince's manager
My name is Owen Husney and I have been in the music industry for 50 years. As an artist manager in Minneapolis, I discovered an 18 year old Prince, and was able to land him his first record deal with Warner Bros. Records. It was one of the biggest new artist signings in history at that time. Prince and I worked closely from 1976 to 1980 and lived together in Minneapolis, San Francisco and Los Angeles during this time.
Since then, I have also worked as as a nightclub promoter and tour marketer working closely with many legendary artists including the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper and Sonny and Cher. I signed Andre Simone and Jesse Johnson to record deals, earning 11 gold and platinum albums along the way.
I’ve just released my memoir entitled “Famous People Who’ve Met Me” which is available here for those interested in learning more about my life as a rock and roll businessman.
For now I’ll be answering questions about myself so reddit, please AMA!
EDIT: I just want to say thank you to everyone who participated in this AMA, I had a great time answering your questions. Please be sure to pick up a copy of my book Famous people Who've Met me here: https://www.famouspeoplethebook.com/
If you live or are visiting Los Angeles, I have a great book launch event Thursday April 26 at Mr. Musichead Gallery at 7 pm. Andre Simone and Peter Himmleman will be stopping by to play a few songs and there will be a Q&A with KCRW's Gary Calamar. I will be showing rare pictures and doing a reading from my book. Here is the event.