Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prince Hates Digital Music

Prince believes brains aren't wired for digital sound and likens online piracy to carjacking.
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the controversial pop legend, Prince, has hit out once more against digital music. Commenting about it, 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."

Better not mention then that some of the instruments used to produce his tracks (like the modern synthesizer) are digital!

The multi-platinum album artist announced via an article by the Guardian that he also won't be releasing any more albums in the future due to piracy concerns. He explained in his interview, "I'm supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection. It's like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There's no boundaries."

This isn't the first time Prince has been outspoken about the modern age. Last year Prince proclaimed his dislike of the Web by saying that "the Internet was completely over". To demonstrate this point, he then released his much anticipated new album at the time, 20Ten, as a free cover-mounted CD via several European publications. Later that year also saw rock singer, John Mellencamp, launch a scathing attack on digital music and the Internet by likening their impact as an atomic bomb for the music industry.
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Anonymous said...

Analog is better initial sound quality and digital. Like he said digital skips bits of the sound. You don't really notice unless someone plays a cd and an album in good condition back to back of the same song. It's like analog has more soul to it. That being said I own an iPod and download digital music.

Anonymous said...

Your hustle is about done! Only freaks follow you!

Anonymous said...

Quality than digital not and ^^

bogart4017 said...

Agreed---especially with the cd-to-good-conidition-lp analogy. Thought i was the only one that noticed. Digital music sounds too sterile like it was conceived in a hospital. Analog got that funk.

Anonymous said...

The record industry ruined themselves by not jumping in and trying to regulate digital before it took off. All they had to do was start their own download sites that people could go and buy direct and they would have had more control over the prices. Granted sites like napster and limewire still would have popped up but the record companies would have had a better lock on customers willing to pay for music.

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