Rather Than Waiting For Someone Else To Leak Your Music, Why Not Leak It Yourself?
from the connecting-with-fans dept
A couple people have sent in the news about how Simon Cowell apparently has called in the police to go after hackers who supposedly hacked into a computer at his record company and leaked a new song by a singer named Leona Lewis. It’s not clear what evidence there is that there was an actual hack, rather than the leak coming from somewhere else, but that seems besides the point. If the computers were broken into, then it seems fair enough to go after those who did the hacking.
But, either way, it seems that more and more musicians are recognizing that they might as well leak the songs first, so that such things aren’t even an issue. Last week, we noted that Radiohead had leaked its own track, and it seems that less well-known bands are doing the same thing. The band Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground apparently wasted no time at all getting their new tracks online. Even though they’re still working on the details of the actual album release, the band finished the album last week, and put it online almost immediately. Why wait for some artificial “album release” when the music itself is ready to go?