So Prince with his latest album is pissing off the record industry.. because it cuts them out of the loop of course.
As if there was any doubt that the record industry is about self-preservation and gain through extortion and controlling the market itself.. rather then trying to make a business out of fulfilling a customer demand.. here is a classic quote.
'Hi, we are the record industry, if you don't play by our rules, we'll take our toys and go home'. waaaaaaaPaul 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, with copies of the Mail on Sunday "beggared belief."
"The Artist Formerly Known as Prince should know that with behavior like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores," said Quirk in reference to the 1990s when the star stopped using his name.
You are a freaking retailer.. your business is selling a product to the consumer, not defining what those products are or who makes them. What a bunch of controlling babies.
The full article here