It’s really not “my music”, but at least he understands the consumer. I don’t think I can write this better than Ben Poole:

I especially like this quote from the Entertainment Retailers Association:

The Artist formerly known as Prince should know that with behaviour like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores.

Prince (note to the ERA: that’s his name. He hasn’t been “The Artist…” for many years, since his record company protest finished) has been selling material on-line very successfully for several years. What makes the music industry think he gives a fig about record stores? They’re dying because they’re being undercut by other companies and music outlets. He who does not evolve, dies.

Read more: BBC news: Anger at Prince free CD giveaway.