Sony BMG is pulling its plans to release Prince’s new record, Planet Earth, after learning about his plans to give away 2 million copies with ‘The Mail on Sunday’ in the UK. Record stores no likey when artists pull this type of bullshit. Prince may not care about brick and mortar stores anymore, but this stunt could easily piss off enough people in power to spur plenty of negative publicity- enough to tank his record oversees. He obviously doesn’t have a lot of stock in either record companies or his own music, having to resort to such cheap and tacky tactics.
A Sony BMG spokesman said: “We decided it was ridiculous to have a UK deal when two million albums are going out free with papers.”