Published Jul 05, 2010As we previously reported, Prince's new album, 20Ten, will be released in Europe only as a magazine freebie. The decision seemed to be one of Prince's most sane and thought-out ideas in a long while; we thought it demonstrated a sensible acknowledgement of the fact that he just couldn't hope to sell as many physical copies of his albums as he once could. Instead, it turns out that his move was informed by the fact that, as he says, "The Internet's completely over."
Prince recently spoke with the Daily Mirror, and revealed his thoughts about the World Wide Web.
"The Internet's completely over," he explained. "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."
Fair enough, but then he seemingly comments on the Internet losing touch, or something: "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 At one time, MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."
In related news, Prince recently saw the future at a Minnesota Vikings game.