Music Insider Site Source of Leaked Songs
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 14:59:43 UTC

It's an article of faith in the music industry that pre-release album leaks hurt sales. I don't have the statistics to argue the case in either direction, but it makes sense on a gut level: there's less reason for fans to run out and buy a new record, when they already have the uncompressed files on their hard drives. As if the record industry hasn't tasted enough bitter irony lately, a bunch of recent album leaks apparently came from a service used by music labels to share files with radio stations, media, and other trusted insiders. Complete Article

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