These are the words of that, ahem, forward looking music artist, formerly known as a squiggle, Prince. Apparently, it thinks that the Internet is a poor way to distribute music.
“The Internet’s completely over,” he said in an interview for the Mirror. “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.”
It’s not the first time Prince has railed against the web. It all kicked off back in 2007 when decided to file lawsuits against Pirate Bay, eBay and YouTube for ‘appropriating’ his music. He has placed a total Ban on any of these sites using his music, and has also refused to deal with others such as iTunes and eMusic.
What about his own website though? If that’s the only place people can get his music, it must be huge?
Not a bit of it – it’s been shut down!
“The internet’s like MTV,” the star said to the Mirror’s correspondent. “At one time, MTV was hip, and suddenly it became outdated.”
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