June 23, 2011 12:59

Prince: ‘I can’t stand digital music’

Singer says that “you can’t feel anything” when listening to music online

Prince: ‘I can’t stand digital music’

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Prince has said that he “can’t stand digital music” and that “you can’t feel anything” when listening to it.

The singer, who was talking to The Guardian, claimed that he had problems with the sound of music which was downloaded and that he preferred analogue recordings.

He said: "I personally can't stand digital music. 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 analogue people, not digital."

In July last year, Prince had claimed that the era of the internet was over after he decided not to make his album ‘20Ten’ available for download online. "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else,” he said. “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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."

However, despite the singer's concerns, copies of the album still were made available for download online just days after it was distributed with the Mail On Sunday newspaper.

Last month, Michael Eavis revealed that he tried to get Prince to play this year’s Glastonbury festival, which takes place this weekend. However, the singer will headline the Hop Farm Festival in July instead.

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