Will take copyright protection to White House: Prince

London: American pop singer Prince, known for his albums "Purple Rain" and "Let`s Go Crazy", is disappointed with the illegal downloads and plans to approach higher authorities for copyright protection.

"The industry changed. We made money (online) before piracy was real crazy. Nobody`s making money now except phone companies, Apple and Google. I`m supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection," Prince told a newspaper.

"It`s like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There`s no boundaries. I`ve been in meetings and they`ll tell you, `Prince, you don`t understand, it`s dog-eat-dog out there`. So I`ll just hold off on recording," he added.

Prince, 53, released his last record "20ten" last year.