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"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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."  (Source: The Guardian)
Prince still isn't in love with the "New Power Generation"

Prince's antics in the online arena are no stranger to most tech followers. The eccentric musical artist has a relative distaste for technology and the internet due to unauthorized copies of his music and videos floating around in cyberspace.

Now, however, Prince has taken his tech hatred to the next level according to an interview he gave to the Daily Mirror. "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else," said Prince. "They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."

The legendary artist went on to compare the internet to a television station that many 30-something-year-olds grew up on, only to see it dissolve into a sea of reality TV shows: MTV. "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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."

It's quite interesting that Prince takes such a hard stance against online music stores like iTunes, which holds a 69 percent share of the online music market. ITunes is also the world's largest single retailer of music with a share of 26.7 percent.

For his latest album, 20Ten, Prince has taken the unusual move of distributing 2.5 million free copies of the album in the United Kingdom. While the idea of free distribution for an album is not exactly unheard of for a popular artist/group, 20Ten will be distributed for free in July 10 editions of the Daily Mirror. Similar promotional schemes will be deployed for French and German audiences.

According to Rolling Stone, no official release date has been set for the United States.

Prince in the past has taken set his targets on YouTube, The Pirate Bay, and eBay.





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