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Thread started 02/26/12 9:46am

avasdad

why does Prince think the "internet is completely over"???

he really cant be serious...I mean if he is refering to "music internet" guess he forgets about I-tunes or people who legally/illegally download music....seems dumb..

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

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Reply #1 posted 02/26/12 9:51am

WonkaMinnetonk
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Prince, sometimes I wonder what goes on in that purple brain. NOT LIKE THAT COCHINO.
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Reply #2 posted 02/26/12 9:57am

nursev

All just to keep you talking about him evillol genius lol
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Reply #3 posted 02/26/12 10:08am

MacDaddy

avasdad said:

he really cant be serious...I mean if he is refering to "music internet" guess he forgets about I-tunes or people who legally/illegally download music....seems dumb..

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

You must have, like the slowest internet connection in existence

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Reply #4 posted 02/26/12 10:17am

NouveauDance

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avasdad said:

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

Not at all - he has quite the flair for sweeping statements of pure, undiluted ignorance you know.

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Reply #5 posted 02/26/12 10:24am

Spinlight

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Hang on, I'll sext him now and ask.

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Reply #6 posted 02/26/12 11:21am

mzsadii

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nursev said:

All just to keep you talking about him evillol genius lol

yes, that tricky little man

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/12 11:21am

ludwig

avasdad said:

he really cant be serious...I mean if he is refering to "music internet" guess he forgets about I-tunes or people who legally/illegally download music....seems dumb..

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

Haven't you heard his burqa comment?

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Reply #8 posted 02/26/12 11:57am

nursev

mzsadii said:



nursev said:


All just to keep you talking about him evillol genius lol

yes, that tricky little man




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Reply #9 posted 02/26/12 12:13pm

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avasdad said:

he really cant be serious...I mean if he is refering to "music internet" guess he forgets about I-tunes or people who legally/illegally download music....seems dumb..

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

I thought he said he was over the internet? I think he was not seeing the music sales from his internet ventures and along with illegal file sharing he just decided not to bother with it as far as his music is concerned.

I do not recall him stating in the interview that he would never use the internet again in life.

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Reply #10 posted 02/26/12 1:03pm

JayJai

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Maybe that statement had to do with all the talk of censoring that's been happening lately?

Just a thought.

I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #11 posted 02/26/12 1:06pm

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his consistent inability to take advantage of the internet speaks volumes. the internet is actually something he cant control and so it is a major threat to him.

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Reply #12 posted 02/26/12 2:19pm

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I'm still pretty sure he was referring to the internet as a way of selling and distributing his music is over. But that's just my take and makes 4 a far less fun soundbite to splash everywhere.

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Reply #13 posted 02/26/12 2:47pm

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Spinlight said:

Hang on, I'll sext him now and ask.

lol

shrug Oh the stuff thats comes out of that man's mouth is plentiful. But I doubt he finds the need to explain any of it, He has a laptop & I am almost certain he uses it to shop for expensive decor 4 paisley lol

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"How Can I Stand To..Stay Where I Am? Poor Butterfly Who..Dont Understand." P
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Reply #14 posted 02/26/12 3:12pm

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Wasn't the quote taken out of the context of him talking about music making money on the internet? In other words he was saying that for artists trying to run business, the internet was over?

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Reply #15 posted 02/26/12 6:55pm

lezama

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David Bowie said the same thing about the internets effects on the music industry yet no one blinks when he says it. I guess because Prince's way of saying things is less eloquent and more exaggerated for effect.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #16 posted 02/26/12 7:01pm

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lezama said:

David Bowie said the same thing about the internets effects on the music industry yet no one blinks when he says it. I guess because Prince's way of saying things is less eloquent and more exaggerated for effect.

Might be that Prince gets quoted out of context, and nobody cares to check, and thinks he's talking about the internet in general.

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Reply #17 posted 02/26/12 9:09pm

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he ran out of suckers to charge $77 for a year's membership to his website.

the internet is not over. the internet is over Prince.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #18 posted 02/26/12 9:45pm

Phillipg

laurarichardson said:

avasdad said:

he really cant be serious...I mean if he is refering to "music internet" guess he forgets about I-tunes or people who legally/illegally download music....what a dumb ass..

this has be to the DUMBEST thing he has EVER said!!

I thought he said he was over the internet? I think he was not seeing the music sales from his internet ventures and along with illegal file sharing he just decided not to bother with it as far as his music is concerned.

I do not recall him stating in the interview that he would never use the internet again in life.

Yes, what he said was more along the lines of the internet was no longer a good way to sell music, he was looking for more lucrative avenues were he could have more control of sales/distro. The news paper thing was brilliant.

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Reply #19 posted 02/26/12 10:32pm

udo

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I guess it's more like the other way 'round:
The internet thinks Prince is over.
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #20 posted 02/26/12 11:39pm

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lezama said:

David Bowie said the same thing about the internets effects on the music industry yet no one blinks when he says it. I guess because Prince's way of saying things is less eloquent and more exaggerated for effect.

And yet, David Bowie STILL has his own official website, www.davidbowie.com , which still posts up latest news and info about him, despite the fact that he is virtually retired now.

Prince is the only artist, as far as I know, that does not have an official website!! All other bands and artists have their own official sites and they really know how to utilize the internet, not only for their interests, but also for their fans interests as well!! Its a total 2-way street!! Prince just never had a clue how to use this tool for the advantage of all concerned!! It just didnt work for him because fans werent willing to play by his "rules" and fork out bucket loads of money to join his latest venture, www.lotusfuckup.com , so he then goes off on these wild cosmic tirades, declaring that the "Internet is over and done with"!! lol lol

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Reply #21 posted 02/27/12 1:28am

udo

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

Prince is the only artist, as far as I know, that does not have an official website!! All other bands and artists have their own official sites and they really know how to utilize the internet, not only for their interests, but also for their fans interests as well!! Its a total 2-way street!! Prince just never had a clue how to use this tool for the advantage of all concerned!! It just didnt work for him because fans werent willing to play by his "rules" and fork out bucket loads of money to join his latest venture, www.lotusfuckup.com , so he then goes off on these wild cosmic tirades, declaring that the "Internet is over and done with"!! lol lol

Websites do not offer the revue that he is looking for when they are managed like he did.
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #22 posted 02/27/12 1:47am

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Anything that Prince can't control or manipulate is "over".

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Reply #23 posted 02/27/12 1:49am

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SquirrelMeat said:

Anything that Prince can't control or manipulate is "over".

yeahthat nod Now that is truth!
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #24 posted 02/27/12 2:05am

NouveauDance

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SquirrelMeat said:

Anything that Prince can't control or manipulate is "over".

errant said:

he ran out of suckers to charge $77 for a year's membership to his website.

the internet is not over. the internet is over Prince.

nod x 2.

Also, whenever Prince says one thing, you know he's doing the opposite - to test the waters or save face or whatever reason, he's fully in on the social networking adventures of Andy Allo.

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Reply #25 posted 02/27/12 2:40am

SoulAlive

SquirrelMeat said:

Anything that Prince can't control or manipulate is "over".

Exactly!! nod That's what it really boils down to.Prince hates things that he can't control.The Internet is this big,powerful thing and Prince can't find a way to use it to his advantage.

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Reply #26 posted 02/27/12 3:19am

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SoulAlive said:

SquirrelMeat said:

Anything that Prince can't control or manipulate is "over".

Exactly!! nod That's what it really boils down to.Prince hates things that he can't control.The Internet is this big,powerful thing and Prince can't find a way to use it to his advantage.

Actually, what you mean to say is the Prince (or anyone else) doesn't like being manipulated and the internet is this big powerful thing where morality and fairness exists in limited amounts and musicians get ripped off and stolen from without a thought from the perpetrators. For every one successful and fair transaction that occurs with artist's official websites, there are thousands more illegal downloads that strip rightful revenue from the artist.

And the OP mentioning iTunes as though it some saving grace just goes to show that the OP has NO IDEA as to how this works. iTunes terms completely rip off anyone who is selling their music on there and is actually sucking the system and artists dry whilst providing tidy profits for Apple.

That's why Prince said the internet is over - he was one of the first to try and use it as a distribution method and he's one of the first to realise that it really doesn't work that well. Its his business, so he can call it as he sees it.

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Reply #27 posted 02/27/12 3:39am

novabrkr

Maybe he means it in the same way as he kept saying that "Prince is dead" in 1993-1994. You know, just wait for a few years and he's banking again on something that he thought he'd left behind. mr.green

The internet didn't prove out to be such a great thing for music in the long run. Not even for alternative music to be honest. You might hear stories about alternative bands making money out of iTunes sales and stuff like that, but it's a relatively small number in the end. In general people are willing to pay for only certain type of music and only for releases that are "hot". The rest they'll happily dl 4 fr33 w/o caring about whether the artists are able to make any money from their music.

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Reply #28 posted 02/27/12 3:48am

SoulAlive

In the late 90s,Prince spoke favorably of the Internet.He was excited about the prospect of selling his music on-line,directly to fans without "the middle man".I even remember his quote about file-sharing.He said it's "inevitable....like rain falling".He wanted the Internet to basically "replace" the record companies,but it's funny how things turned out.He realized that the Internet is bigger and more powerful than him.He's not able to control or manipulate it,like he thought he would be able to.So of course,in his view,it's "dead" now...lol...

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Reply #29 posted 02/27/12 3:54am

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Q: why does Prince think the "internet is completely over"???

A: MONEY = $$$$$$$

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