Prince Declares Un-Hip ‘Internet’s Completely Over’
July 5, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Prince, the esoteric musician and prolific songwriter, is busy promoting his new album 20Ten in Europe in a novel newspaper and magazine giveaway. And during a recent interview with the Daily Mirror, Prince, ironically the recipient of a 2006 Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, declared that the un-hip Internet was so yesterday. Apparently, the cool kids now give away their new music in the Daily Mirror.
Prince’s new twenty-seventh studio album will be distributed in the Daily Mail, the Daily Record, the Courrier International in France, the Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium and Rolling Stone Magazine in Germany.
Once a true believer in Online distribution of his music, Prince has decided the Internet has gone the way of MTV:
“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. He says: “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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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,” added Prince.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Micahmedia/Prince performing at Coachella 2008