Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Purple One has spoken: ""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.
"The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."
He explains that he decided the album will be released in CD format only in the Mirror. There'll be no downloads anywhere in the world because of his ongoing battles against internet abuses.
Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website.
Reminds me of a saying that I saw in the men's room of a local tavern a long time ago. It said:
"God is dead" signed Nietzsche.
A week later another saying was added. It said:
"Nietzsche is dead" signed God.
If this isn't just a publicity stunt doesn't he realize that by eliminating legitimate internet sales he is only guaranteeing that his music will be all over the internet in a matter of minutes after it is released on CD? Or maybe he's trying to single handedly save the newspaper business.
Good Luck Prince, or what ever your name is today.