Out of Service: Prince Speaks Death of Internet

For many–the fast-paced switch up from casette tape to iPod, landline to cell phone, house monitor to Macbook– proved fascinating in the pioneering ability of modern day manufacturers and emerging software Monopolies such as Microsoft and Apple, but was understood as a staple in the development of our society. Today’s era stands immersed in the abundance of technological devices capable of creating, recording, and dowloading a new song all conveniently from your iPhone. Such all-access abilities have made an inevitable and obvious impact on the music industry–demanding new business models and distribution strategies be put in place to bridge the revenue gaps arising from increased piracy and the oversaturation of mixtapes.

Now Prince–one of music’s Godfathers and brilliant cultural prioneer–whose been known for unshamefully boycotting internet services like YouTube and iTunes from publicizing his content–speaks to the current internet craze serving an eventually death sentence. 

The International Icon told The Daily Mirror Monday:

“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.

“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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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 loyalty to his statements, Prince’s new album, 20ten, will NOT be available for downlaod.

Denial of Reality? or Valid Point?

— @allthingsmitch


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