Prince Says The "Internet Is Over" And No Longer "Hip". Refuses To License His Music To Any Web Based Outlets


Pop superstar PRINCE is adamant he will never sell his songs on the internet, insisting web-based outlets will soon disappear because they are no longer "hip".

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 paedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorised music and film content which is core to their business success."

Prince has also moved to ban fansites using images and anything linked to his likeness, while a home video of a child dancing to one of his songs on YouTube was pulled down in 2007 after the star's Universal Music Publishing claimed the recording infringed copyright.

The artist is still refusing to allow websites to sell his music and he's adamant fans will soon move on from the internet.

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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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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Comment by flash on July 7, 2010 at 9:44pm
wtf is he talkin abt
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on July 7, 2010 at 10:09am
nodoby checking for your music since the early 90's just like MICHAEL JACKSON anyways homie (lol) f*** outta here PRINCE

only way you move any records again is if you dies like MICHAEL JACKSON

PRINCE loos like a midget puerto rican girl who is a bull dykae aka manly lesbian
Comment by Darryl Hall on July 7, 2010 at 8:45am
Who still listens to this guy? Honestly.
Comment by Clu on July 7, 2010 at 4:12am
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Comment by dondre byrd on July 7, 2010 at 1:40am
This is how washed up n***** act when there career is over, tell this gay f*** the internet rules, and life gose on, ask MJ, 2pac and BIGGIE, this s*** dont stop.
Comment by LuCdoGG on July 6, 2010 at 9:34pm
ha that is probably one of the dumbest statements ive heard in a long long longass time
Comment by Mista Harris on July 6, 2010 at 2:39pm
CHECK OUT K-CI HAILEYS SON FROM JODECI GO IN OVER THE WILLY WONKA INSTRUMENTAL; UNSIGNEDD HYPE!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BJuOa2IMY
Comment by Mista Harris on July 6, 2010 at 2:39pm
CHECK OUT K-CI HAILEYS SON FROM JODECI GO IN OVER THE WILLY WONKA INSTRUMENTAL; UNSIGNEDD HYPE!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BJuOa2IMY
Comment by Mista Harris on July 6, 2010 at 2:38pm
CHECK OUT K-CI HAILEYS SON FROM JODECI GO IN OVER THE WILLY WONKA INSTRUMENTAL; UNSIGNEDD HYPE!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BJuOa2IMY
Comment by Mista Harris on July 6, 2010 at 2:38pm
CHECK OUT K-CI HAILEYS SON FROM JODECI GO IN OVER THE WILLY WONKA INSTRUMENTAL; UNSIGNEDD HYPE!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BJuOa2IMY



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