Mr. Exclusive (or Elusive) himself gives a pretty damn good interview in the UK (seems like everyone is over there, these days). You can read the interview linked at the bottom of this post but I did want to post a small excerpt for those who care….he actually responds to the fact that he doesn’t allow any of his music or visuals of on the internet:
Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website.
He says: “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.
“The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.
“They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.”
…and there you have it folks. Too bad he doesn’t seem to understand the power of the internet: his music is going to be on here for free whether he likes it or not, as, with every other artist, illegal download and distribution is out of his control. I would say that by not allowing an outlet on the internet for folks to buy his music he is missing out on was money he could actually making. Not that his wealthy ass really gives a shit, but…