Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prince May Have A Point

Hmmmm, Just like this blog almost becomes a sports blog at times...It also almost becomes a music blog too. Should I create a fourth blog for music and a fifth blog for sports?? NOT GONNA HAPPEN! It's hard enough maintaining these three...But those are my blues.. This post is about Prince.  Have you heard...Yesterday he said that he is not recording anymore albums.

Marinate on that for a minute...Album...Now there is an archaic term...Does anyone under the age of 40 even use that term anymore? What he said was that he was not going to record any new music anytime soon until the audio piracy issue is properly dealt with.

He said the other day -"“The industry changed. 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,” he said.

He also said that he "could not 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,”

Prince was actually the first person to release a major album completely online in 1997. However, he has since decided that he hates digital music. He is now standing up against piracy as the reason he is not recording albums anymore.

Prince may be on to something here...You do get a warmer sound and texture from an analog recording...A vinyl record, a cassette tape and even some digital CD's...A lot warmer than say, a digital download...but on the other hand digital downloads do make it easier for you to transport a lot more music easier than before...Everything has it's negatives and positives.


Swaggie said...

Prince is always trippin...He'll have new music out by the end of the year..I'll bet money on that!

Tate 2 said...

@Swaggie- I'll take that action..LOL!

Jazzy said...

" We are anolog people." -Good Quote and true!

Toni said...

Ohhh, We get a twofer today huh? Good job!

Sean said...

Good post bruh...I too expect Prince to come out with new music by the end of the year...He always goes through his little things...All genius's have their quirks!


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