While other artists are cultivating YouTube channels, MySpace fan pages, and Twitter accounts, Prince believes the web is over.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Prince, who will be releasing his upcoming album 20TEN exclusively in CD format in the Mirror, stated, "The Internet's completely over."
"I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else," Prince explained. "They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."
"I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music," Prince said of his plan to offer his new album for free in the Mirror. 20TEN will not be available for download, and Prince has prohibited iTunes and YouTube from hosting his music. He's also shuttering his website.
"The Internet’s like MTV,” Prince told the Mirror. “At one time, MTV was hip, and suddenly it became outdated.”
He added, "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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