Prince is not tipping his “Raspberry Beret” to digital Content

Doves won’t be crying for iTunes, or the Internet for that matter. Prince, or is he The Artist Formerly Known as Prince? Well I think he’s Prince again, at least the last time I checked.  He has come out and said that the Internet is a fad like MTV was in the 80’s, while being interviewed for a UK newspaper, in which he was giving out his new CD to readers entitled “20TEN”.

9to5Mac’s Jonny Evans, gives us the scoop on why Mr. Purple Rain is against the digital revolution:

“The internet’s completely over,” Prince says, “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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.”

Well, it sounds like the Internet is a fad because Prince is not happy with the way iTunes and the Internet conducts business. Not sure how that translates into being a fad, but he seems to think it is. Prince goes on to mention how computers and digital gadgets are no good. I think he is still railing from the days when music piracy was big on the Internet. Come to think of it, wasn’t it Apple and its digital gadgets that in large part decreased music piracy online? So in effect what he thinks to be no good essentially stopped people from stealing his Little Red Corvette.

Prince has his reasons for not wanting to sell his music digitally, and he is entitled to his opinions.  However, I can’t remember the last time I bought a physical CD.  I buy all my music either on iTunes or on Amazon MP3.  Some might say, “If your hard drive fails you will loose all of your music.”  That is why I make backups of my media library to prevent that from happening.  So, while Prince is Partying Like it’s 1999 with his CDs; I’ll be rocking out in the 21st Century with my digital downloads.

Photo Credit: ‘The Artists Formerly and Currently Known As Prince’ by Troy Gua

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