Prince Has Spoken – Everyone Off The Internet!!

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The music industry might be embracing digital and online technology, but Prince is not convinced that it’s a good thing.

“The Internet’s completely over,” Prince told British tabloid publication, The Mirror, in his first newspaper interview in 10 years. “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.”

Prince is currently set to release his latest album, “20Ten,” for free through various European print media, including the Daily Mirror and its Scottish affiliate, the Daily Record. Fans can snag their copy this Saturday via the different press outlets, but you they certainly won’t find any of the new material online.

Prince has banned both YouTube and iTunes from using his music, calling the web obsolete.

“The Internet’s like MTV,” he told the mirror. “At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.”

Plans for a “20Ten” in the States haven’t been announced. What do you think, is Prince on the verge smart new alternative for releasing albums or does his approach seem misguided?




Ok, first, this is Prince we are talking about – not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Secondly, his main stance is that because iTunes won’t pay him in advance, the internet is dead.


iTunes actually pays you for the songs sold. Paying in advance is one of the many problems facing the music industry right now.

And given that the internet is ubiquitous right now, isn’t Prince really just sowing the seeds of his own demise?

Maybe he needs to go do more preaching for the jehovah’s witness’s in disguise instead.


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