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Prince Says ''The Internet's Completely Over''

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 19 comments

Time to pack it up, boys and girls.

Prince, and at one point, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, is one of the greatest musical artists of our time. In fact, he was ranked at 28th in Rolling Stones' list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

This immensely talented man doesn't have much love for the internet, computers or other digital gadgets, though.

In an interview with UK paper the Mirror, which he is doing an album promotion with, Prince said that his new album will be released only on CD – no internet downloads through iTunes, Amazon, or any other form digital distribution, direct or not.

Prince is even against having his music play on YouTube and he has even shut down his official website. The artist explains that he doesn’t see any future in the internet.

"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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."

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    dillyflump , 7 July 2010 03:22
    Good luck with that prince, im pretty sure no one uses the internet these days anyway. Oh wait, we'll all just pile on here to mock you when your album sales fall through the floor. Im guessing you won't be so purple looking at that point, more of a sick looking shade of green sporting a few tatoos spelling out "FAILED"!.
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    lucky015 , 7 July 2010 03:56
    Then internet isn't over... But prince is.
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    themainliner , 7 July 2010 04:01
    LOL what a twat, always has been always will be.
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    sonnywoj , 7 July 2010 04:34
    ... sounds like prince is a dumbshit..
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    xenophorge , 7 July 2010 04:36
    I like the one I read on another site today. He is now known as the artist formaly known as relevant.
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    dextermat , 7 July 2010 04:43
    LMAO, you can put your music on the internet only a few will download it....

    Wonder what he was on ? when he said that...
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    mi1ez , 7 July 2010 04:51
    So, can we lump him in wih Ron Jeremy?
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    MarkUK68 , 7 July 2010 05:07
    He should have blogged that :bounce: 
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    bv90andy , 7 July 2010 05:11
    Well, he's only a singer, we don't need him to tell us about the state of anything, he can sing good but that's about it.

    I bet his music will still be on the webs though, on torrents and stuff like that...
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    damian86 , 7 July 2010 05:54
    themainlinerLOL what a twat, always has been always will be.

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    jodrummersh , 7 July 2010 06:41
    bv90andyWell, he's only a singer, we don't need him to tell us about the state of anything, he can sing good but that's about it. I bet his music will still be on the webs though, on torrents and stuff like that...

    Pretty mean guitarist and drummer too. But still, you might be right.
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    aztec_scribe , 7 July 2010 17:20
    I buy everything on the internet except food and cloths (even that sometimes). In the case of music it's great as you get it instantly in a form you can listen to right there and then.

    I have to hand it to him though, he hates the MAN and always stands up against bullies in the system and I bet those guys at iTunes and Amazon squeeze every penny off artists when all they do is distribute not create.

    I do wonder how much of that 79p a track is profit for iTunes!!?
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    Anonymous , 7 July 2010 17:59
    Prince, lol poor boy, has never really been with it!
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    discobilko , 7 July 2010 18:28
    I never liked Prince and I never will, so I dont know how he can say the Internet is over where really it is just the beginning of this powerful phenomenon
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    tomuseful , 7 July 2010 19:12
    I am sure you can find it on Piratebay. That too in FLAC the lossless format. :) 
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    blazer666_uk , 7 July 2010 20:42
    He has a point, I mean iTunes come on Apple are a nasty company, iPhone 4 - what do you mean, I cant do a video call? eh!!! I was doing that on my nokia phone 4 years ago, guess they iphone 5 will be out in a few months with that feature so all you mugs will still go and buy it.
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    Anonymous , 8 July 2010 07:43
    i think it's genius. i mean if he doesn't put his music online it's bound to completely reverse people's listening habits. unless someone invented a way to get music off a cd onto the internet and perhaps onto bittorrent. but that could never happen.
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    ksampanna , 10 July 2010 22:05
    Artists are never known for being tech savvy anyway
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    Scott2010au , 15 August 2010 13:40
    Based on all the spam on the comments of late, and the move to IPv6 he might actually have a point.