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I got the album
17th Jul 2007, 15:22  

DocD says:

Luv Prince but hate da Daily Mail so I didn't get one.

17th Jul 2007, 18:31

Kostika says:

I don't particularly care for The Mail either. But I like to support things like this and I love Prince.

18th Jul 2007, 09:35

taniwha says:

The Daily Mail makes me feel so sad. It would be so confusing to feel like dancing to Prince at the same time.

19th Jul 2007, 14:15

Kostika says:

Giving away his CD like this has pissed off a lot of people. I can only admire him for doing it.

19th Jul 2007, 14:32

taniwha says:

why did it piss people off? I don't know his music but I get the impression that Prince is pretty prolific anyway. isn't he just giving away what is cheap to him? Or have I got it wrong (I don't know the back story)

19th Jul 2007, 14:56

Kostika says:

By him giving away his album the music stores and distributors don't get to mark it up and make a profit off it. It has pissed off the RIAA because it fucks with their chi. They can't get all high and mighty over it if it is given away. He's breaking the mold of album distribution. This isn't jsut one song either. It's a complete album.

Prince has been around since the 70s. He has put out nearly 50 albums since then. He has always been more about the music than the money, but he can afford it. He was one of the first to embrace the internet in relation to music (Bowie being the other that comes to mind) and actually gives away music online.

He is giving away this album to every person that has bought a ticket to his 21 london shows. This is just another part of that.

Alot of artists can afford to give away their music. But there is only the rarity that does it. Prince is one of those rarities.

(Also this album was given away in the Mail in the UK only before it has gone on sale anywhere else in the world)

(oops! Didn't mean to write an essay)

19th Jul 2007, 15:11

Joe says:

I really rather dislike prince as an artist, but I really respect what he's doing here, yes, it isn't doing his reputation any harm, and he knows that, but it is a rather punk thing to do, and that makes me, as ES says, anything that pisses the RIAA off is only a good thing.

19th Jul 2007, 15:16

Kostika says:

It definately does his reputation with the fans (and even non-fans) alot of good. Yes it makes him look good and he can well afford it. But it still takes some balls to actually do it. Artists as big as him jsut don't do things like this. That is unless you're Prince :o)

19th Jul 2007, 15:22

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