I hate to say this, but Prince has done it again. In a move that has found him isolated from his music industry bretheren, Prince gave away copies of his newest CD on the cover of a tabloid newspaper. Talk about cutting edge.
It appears that Prince realizes that recorded music is losing it's value in the eyes of the consumer faster than you can say "pirated download". Yet instead of threatening lawsuits, and legal action against the so called thieves, he has taken a higher road and given the music away. You can imagine what a slap in the face this was to his record label, Sony BMG UK, who is responsible for the marketing and sales of his newest release. In fact, the label has decided to cancel the sales launch in light of the giveaway.
The recording, titled "Planet Earth", was set for release today (July 16, 2007) in the United Kingdom, and July 24, 2007 in the U.S.
See the whole Story Here.