By: Rob Adams
Published: Jun 25, 2021

Prince Not Recording Albums

There is news on why Prince not recording albums in the music industry. The singer blames digital downloads as a reason to quit albums and all studio recording. Prince has decided not to deal with it again.

The music legend 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 Prince not recording albums anymore.

“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.

“I personally can’t 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 said.

We understand the issue with people not paying for your music, but we also don’t think digital music is all that bad. Sure, you get a warmer, more textural experience with analogue, but with digital it’s much easier for many more people to experience the music. We all hope that this isn’t the end of Prince’s future in music.

Prince touched on something big on what he said. If there is scientific proof that people “feel different” when listening to digital sound-bytes vs vinyl or compact disc, he might be on to something. It could bring new reason to buy the music and not choose to download.


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