Prince Calls Digital Music “Carjacking”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Prince[/lastfm] fans who can’t get enough of hits like “Little Red Corvette” may not get the chance to listen to them digitally – if he had his way.
In an interview with The Guardian, Prince shared his opinion on the internet and piracy.
He has been a notoriously strong critic of those who post his music online. His lawyers even instructed fansites to remove all of Prince’s images and music in 2007.
“I’m supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection,” said the singer. “It’s like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There’s no boundaries.”
Prince also said his motives for disliking the internet go beyond piracy.
“I personally can’t stand digital music,” he said.
“You’re getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can’t feel anything…We’re analog people, not digital.”
Despite Prince’s personal feud with digital music, he is still one of pop’s biggest stars. In 2007, he sold out 21 nights in the O2 arena in London, and grossed over $22 million.
However, due to his recurring issues with piracy, he does not plan to release any new albums soon.
On that note…Head to our free music page to download a free MP3s of O.K. Go’s “All is Not Lost” and Mumford & Sons’ “The Cave!” Do you think Prince is just overreacting and behind on the reality of these increasingly digital times?