Prince Declares The Internet 'Completely Over'
July 7, 2010 at 5:00 AM (PT)
Never one to be shy about speaking his mind, PRINCE -- in a recent interview with U.K.'s DAILY MIRROR --was quoted as saying, "The Internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTUNES or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it. All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."
PRINCE is set to release his latest album "20Ten," but don't look to be able to download it. He considers Internet-based music distribution to be just another passing fad. "The Internet's like MTV," PRINCE said. "At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated."
All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.
Ironically, MTV NEWS points out "PRINCE was one of the first artists to really embrace the possibilities of e-tailing back in the 1990s. Once he emancipated himself from his record label and struck out on his own, PRINCE's web portal became the source for his music. While downloads were never available, his official site was the only place where you could order a copy of his four-disc rarities album "Mirror Ball" (which was then shipped as a physical copy). Despite the fact that Internet access wasn't as widely available as it is now, PRINCE still managed to sell thousands of copies (though production and shipping problems turned the whole project into a bit of a boondoggle)."
[Does PRINCE have a point -- or is he living in a purple haze? What's your opinion? Please share your thoughts below.]