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Free Prince Planet Earth Album For The Right Minded

by | 30th, June 2007

THE Mail of Sunday wants to woo yonger readers with a Prince CD.

It wants to turn older readers, like ‘Anxious of Surbiton’, onto lyrics “U jerk your body like a horny pony would”, “We can funk until the dawn, making love til cherrys gone” and “If u look real close, I even got your garden tool”. It has run out of Danielle Steel discs:

A Sunday newspaper is understood to have paid the Princely sum of $1m (£500,000) to give away the pint-sized popstar’s new album, in an unprecedented move that has infuriated music retailers.

HMV chief executive Simon Fox has said it would be “absolutely nuts” for the music industry to give away new CDs through papers amid fears that other artists will follow suit.

The Mail on Sunday is hoping that its costs will be justified by increased sales when it releases the Planet Earth album before any other distributor in the world.

Wold it work if free newsopaper was given away with every CD? And what music appeals to Mail readers, apart from Prince..?

Posted: 30th, June 2007 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink