Prince has said he thinks the era of the internet is already over.
In an interview with The Daily Mirror, the singer said his stance on technology is the main reason why his new album ’20Ten’ will not be available for download online.
“The internet’s completely over,” he explained. “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.”
Prince is giving ’20Ten’ away with the Daily Mirror and Daily Record, in a similar move to that of his 2007 album ‘Planet Earth’.
Speaking about why he shuns technology, he added: “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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.”