Prince: ‘The Net’s Not Hip’

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July 5, 2010 | 10:30am EST

Prince refuses to sell his music online, insisting the internet is a fad and will fail because it’s ‘uncool’.
The Purple Rain hitmaker has long battled to keep his music offline – in 2007 he sued video sharing website YouTube.com as well as eBay.com claiming they “are clearly able (to) filter porn and pedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content which is core to their business success.”

And he is convinced music fans will lose their fascination with the world wide web.

He says, “The internet’s completely over. 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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.”

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