Prince: The fan’s Artist

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In recent years Prince has gained a reputation for having issues with the piracy of his music and videos of his concerts.  You may remember in the news a couple of years ago Prince requested Youtube take down a fan video of him performing a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep.’

Funny enough Radiohead gave the OK to keep the video up since it is their song and they wanted it up.

The trend with these cases seems personal, almost always being targeted toward fan sites or fan footage from a concert.  Prince’s latest beef doesn’t appear to be any different.  Filed last week Prince V. Chodera the defendants are being accused of “massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.”  This time however he is asking for considerably more money, requesting 1 million per accused.

Seriously Prince…just wow.

One would think an artist who was listed in Forbes 2012 top 10 richest musicians would have better things to do with his time.  As expected, fans are upset with the most recent news with many of them sharing their disapproval publicly on a popular web forum Prince.org.  One irritated fan stated, “Prince will be remembered for making some of the most beautiful music ever created and for hating his fans.”

Could not have said it better, friend.

-JM, Can I May I

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