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    Prince: the internet's completely over

    Prince, the 52-year-old music icon has pronounced the internet dead, refusing to use any digital platforms to distribute his music.

    By Emma Barnett, Technology and Digital Media Correspondent
    Published: 10:30AM BST 06 Jul 2010




    Instead the artist has opted to release his latest album 20Ten in CD format only as a cover-mount free giveaway with The Daily Mirror this weekend.

    Talking to The Mirror, Prince said: “The internet is 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.”


    He went on to say: “The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.

    Prince also criticised the advent of gadgets and computers: “All these computers and digital gadgets are no good.

    "They just fill your head with numbers and that cant be good for you.”

    Prince has taken his war against the internet one step further by shutting down his official website. His battle began in 2007 when he famously announced his intention to file lawsuits against eBay, YouTube and the Pirate Bay for the misuse of his music. Ever since he has banned such sites from using his music in any fashion and refused to work with legal paid-for options like iTunes, 7Digital or eMusic.

    His new album is his 27th release and may be distributed via Warner Brothers in the US – but there will be no downloads available in the world.

    Prince: the internet's completely over - Telegraph

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    That little midget needs to stick to talking about something he's actually familiar with.

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    Enjoy your continued bottoming out into irrelevancy.

    Might as well shake your cane and yell at the kids to get off your lawn for all the good it would do.
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    He's lucky newspapers still exist.

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    His new album is his 27th release and may be distributed via Warner Brothers in the US – but there will be no downloads available in the world.

    Have fun making no money then.

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    Aren't old people cute when they feel passed by technology?

    Said tounge in cheek so no lectures on being old, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    Aren't old people cute when they feel passed by technology?

    Said tounge in cheek so no lectures on being old, please.

    ^^^^Yes I agree. They're just delightful.

    Side Note: Met Prince once backstage for something or other, can't remember. He's about 2 inches shy of being a dwarf. Seriously. And also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    Aren't old people cute when they feel passed by technology?

    Said tounge in cheek so no lectures on being old, please.
    I'm feeling like one of those old people today! I have a government contract so we have to sign all kinds of agreements of posting report files and hosting files with the proper security. I have spent hours today working through FTP site hosted files that are zipped with 3 tier security. I miss the days when we could just attach a file to an email and send it out into the cyber world.
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    Meh. My dad said the same thing 10 years ago before he discovered internet porn...

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    He just signed the death certificate for this album thanks to his arrogance and stupidity. Never got what all the hubbub was about with this dude in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Enjoy your continued bottoming out into irrelevancy.

    Might as well shake your cane and yell at the kids to get off your lawn for all the good it would do.
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    you know for the record, i agree with him

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    He has somewhat of a point. He won't make as much money as he use to but then again are any of us?

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    It's over? How come no one told me?
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    well im through w/ all the social networking sites and google and shopping online and no one even emails anymore, its all texts so yeah. im kinda done too but really!

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