Musical mystic and rock ‘n’ roll legend Prince has decided to hold off on recording until something is done about digital music. According to the Guardian UK, the ‘Purple Rain’ singer has been one tough critic of the Internet in general, but it’s file-sharing that really grinds his gears.
“The industry changed,” he told the Guardian. “We made money [online] before piracy was real crazy. Nobody’s making money now except phone companies, Apple and Google. 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. I’ve been in meetings and they’ll tell you, Prince, you don’t understand, it’s dog-eat-dog out there. So I’ll just hold off on recording.”
So that’s all folks. After recording over 25 studio albums, Prince is finished (for now) which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of him on stage — unless he figures a way to outsmart that dastardly Internet. Head over to the Guardian to read the whole interview.