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Old 07-13-2007   #3
David DelGrosso
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Default Re: Prince To Give Away New Album in UK Newspaper

Here are some of the fascinating responses to this controversial announcement:

"It is an insult to all those record stores who have supported Prince throughout his career," said Paul Quirk, co-chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association.

---So he has deeply offended “all” record stores? Maybe not:

“After initially harshly criticizing Prince and the deal, music and books retailer HMV, which doesn't normally sell newspapers, decided to sell the Mail on Sunday in its 400-plus stores across the country.”

---But how do other retailers feel about HMV selling this newspaper/CD?

"We're stunned that HMV has decided to take what appears to be a complete U-turn on their stance," said Simon Douglas, managing director of retail at Virgin Megastores.

---Meanwhile, Prince apparently has a master plan that extends beyond retail stores:

“Prince also plans to give away a copy of "Planet Earth" with each ticket sold for his 21-date London concert later this summer.”

---WOW… nothing like genuine “out of the box” thinking, to get the old heart racing faster!

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