Apart from my own shame, I also faced the scorn of my wife (for buying this right wing scandal sheet), and of my kids (for wanting a CD by the artist
The Mail on Sunday is reported to have raised its circulation by a third (from 2.2 million copies to 2.8 million) by paying Prince half a million pounds to include his new CD, Planet Earth, with the paper (Prince nearly pips Princess). Prince shifts nearly 3 million copies of his new album. So what have we learned?
- That the music industry is currently paralyzed in the headlights of the oncoming download trainwreck
- That the general public still believe that music should be "free"
- That Prince's new single "Guitar" isn't too bad, the rest of the album is mediocre, and I'm glad I didn't go out and buy the CD (lots on eBay for 99p if you want one)