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

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 127 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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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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    nekatreven , July 6, 2010 7:00 PM
    Quote:
    The MTV's like PRINCE. At one time PRINCE was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are great.


    fixed it.
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    dman3k , July 6, 2010 6:59 PM
    Crack is hell of a drug.
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    IronRyan21 , July 6, 2010 7:00 PM
    He sounds like my Grandpa.....
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  • 37 Hide
    balister , July 6, 2010 6:57 PM
    He should change his name again...to Dunce.
  • 42 Hide
    dman3k , July 6, 2010 6:59 PM
    Crack is hell of a drug.
  • 41 Hide
    IronRyan21 , July 6, 2010 7:00 PM
    He sounds like my Grandpa.....
  • 53 Hide
    nekatreven , July 6, 2010 7:00 PM
    Quote:
    The MTV's like PRINCE. At one time PRINCE was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are great.


    fixed it.
  • 35 Hide
    huron , July 6, 2010 7:01 PM
    Well, if Prince says it, it must be true...

    I guess I'll just go home and pack up anything that connects to the internet and see if anyone wants it...
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    godnodog , July 6, 2010 7:02 PM
    Well.... aS far as i know MTV always sucked, except the time for Jon Stewart...
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    foscooter , July 6, 2010 7:02 PM
    Well, I do agree with 'him' on one topic:

    MTV used to be MUSIC TeleViosn, and actually played videos! This "Reality" programming is just cr@p. As bad a E!
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    N.Broekhuijsen , July 6, 2010 7:03 PM
    Mate, before you know it, your music will be on a torrent site, try to control that!
  • 32 Hide
    insider3 , July 6, 2010 7:03 PM
    I'm surprised that he didn't put his music back on cassette tapes.
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    Morgan3rd , July 6, 2010 7:05 PM
    Fear not! 4chan will hack his... oh wait.
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    serra , July 6, 2010 7:05 PM
    Well, Prince might be slightly strange some times, but you can't really argue with his success.

    I think what he said is out of context. I think he was saying, "Music on the Internet is over. I can't find a way to get paid, so I'm out."

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    nforce4max , July 6, 2010 7:05 PM
    I loathe celberty types, their money makes them stupid.
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    bison88 , July 6, 2010 7:06 PM
    The only thing filling up your head Prince is your own ignorance.

    I remember MTV used to be hip back in the day, as well as Prince. Both of your days are over but we still remember you, don't give people a reason not to. You weren't no Michael Jackson, The Beatles, or Neil Diamond buddy.
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    endif , July 6, 2010 7:06 PM
    "They won't pay me an advance for it"

    My job does not pay me in advance for my work. Why should he get paid in advance for music that is probably going to sound like garbage anyway?

    You make money in life in order to survive to make more money.
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    Anonymous , July 6, 2010 7:11 PM
    I love tis article, thanks for the giggle..

    Poor prince, he was never really with it in any case!!!
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    grieve , July 6, 2010 7:15 PM
    Didn't like Princess when he was popular and i don't like him now! He wasn't getting my money either way...
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    jellico , July 6, 2010 7:15 PM
    To be perfectly honest, I never thought he was that great to begin with. He reminds me a lot of Michael Jackson (only shorter, not as successful and still alive) in that he lives in his own world. Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) used to be a really big fan until he visited Prince's house and got totally snubbed by the a-hole. There's a concert he did at a college a while back where he goes into detail about it. The guy (Prince) has his whole house wired for sound so he can do production in any room in the house (including the bathroom). But it also gives him the ability to listen in on any room in the house. He has a vault filled will fully produced music videos that he has never shown anyone (Smith jokes, "Why, so if everything shuts down we'll still have entertainment?"). Anyway, you listen to Smith recount his visit and you are left with the undeniable conclusion that Prince is a really wierd dude.

    As for the Internet... I'll wager everything I own that it will be around long after his music is completely forgotten.
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    bochica , July 6, 2010 7:15 PM
    dman3kCrack is hell of a drug.

    You forgot the psycho chuckle. huehuehuehehehehehahahahahhaha.
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    Hilarion , July 6, 2010 7:17 PM
    Let's see here.... a "has-been" calling the new world "over."

    Oooooo-kay!
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