15.07.07 - Prince gives away music; industry pissed
"I supported him by selling his records and making all that money off him... I don't know the guy, and i didn't like his music... but the money I made.
What a f*cking sh*t."
That Paul Quirk guy has to be the biggest f*ckin moron in the country
Prince sparks fury with giveaway
The controversial singer, who is well known for his run-ins with the music establishment is giving away copies of 'Planet Earth'
Pop star Prince has sparked fury among music retailers by giving away his latest album in a Sunday newspaper.
The controversial singer, who is well known for his run-ins with the music establishment, is giving away copies of 'Planet Earth' in the Mail on Sunday and also at a series of London concerts starting next month.
Paul Quirk, co-chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association, said Prince's decision to give away the album, which is not scheduled to go on sale until July 24 "beggared belief".
"The Artist Formerly Known as Prince should know that with behaviour like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores. It's an insult to all those record stores who have supported Prince throughout his career," Quirk added.
The innovative funk artist, who has sold 80 million albums world-wide with ground-breaking works like "Purple Rain," is unrepentant.
He said: "It's direct marketing and I don't have to be in the speculation business of the record industry which is going through a lot of tumultuous times right now."
haha go prince, sounds like mr. quirke is a greedy moneyhungry jew, i respect prince for defying the music industry who treat fans like criminals even if you buy the records (same as the movie industry), which is why i don't buy any mainstream albums anymore, only small label bands trying to break in like 91 suite and mayday parade etc
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