Prince Going Back To Stores Rather Than The Net
from the business-is-business dept
Prince, a musician who took to the internet very early on in exploring new internet-related business models, apparently has had enough of internet-only distribution. He's signed a deal with Sony Music to put out a CD the traditional way. While some may claim this indicates the failure of artists promoting their work online, I don't think a single early-adopter musician is a large enough sample size - especially one who some might considered more of a washed up musician than one at the top of his game. Still, it sounds like he's pushing the boundaries with other aspects of music business models: anyone who buys tickets to see him in concert will get a copy of his latest album.