American Artists Management Studio

430 Oak Grove Street

Where Prince polishes his production skills

This location served as the office and studio owned by Owen Husney, a local musician and producer. In 1976, Chris Moon introduced Prince to Husney, who was blown away by Prince’s talent, and became the musician's manager and mentor. Prince, André Cymone, and drummer Bobby Rivkin (later known as Bobby Z) recorded eight instrumental songs here—often referred to as the “Loring Park Sessions”—which helped Prince familiarize himself with recording techniques and prepared him to move on to more professional settings. Now apartments, the spaces were recently commemorated for their significance in Prince's career.

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Owen Husney�™s office and studio location, 1970s

Owen Husney™s office and studio location, 1970s

Owen Husney™s office and studio location, 1970s. Husney was Prince™s first manager and helped him land his recording contract with Warner Bros. in 1977. | Source: Photo credit: Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN. View File Details Page

Interior near Owen Husney�™s former office and studio, 2017.

Interior near Owen Husney™s former office and studio, 2017.

Interior near Owen Husney™s former office and studio. While the space was gutted and remodeled into an apartment, a commemorative display was dedicated in 2017 by Owen Husney and Andr© Cymone. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2017. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler. View File Details Page

Detail of commemorative plaque outside of Owen Husney�™s former office and studio, 2017

Detail of commemorative plaque outside of Owen Husney™s former office and studio, 2017

Detail of commemorative plaque outside of Owen Husney™s former office and studio. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2017. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler View File Details Page

Detail of commemorative display outside of Owen Husney�™s former office and studio, 2017

Detail of commemorative display outside of Owen Husney™s former office and studio, 2017

Detail of commemorative display outside of Owen Husney™s former office and studio. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2017. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler View File Details Page

Street Address:

430 Oak Grove Street [map]

Cite this Page:

Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “American Artists Management Studio,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed November 16, 2019, http://digitours.augsburg.edu/items/show/34.
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