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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > New MGMT Album Leaked to the Web

New MGMT Album Leaked to the Web

New MGMT Album Leaked to the Web

Added: Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
MGMT, the psychedelic rock band, has recently discovered the BitTorrent’s power of immediate distribution. A couple of days ago “Congratulations”, their forthcoming 2nd album, popped up on all BitTorrent tracker websites in well advance of its official release date – the 13th of April.

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The band, unable to accept the inevitable and offer the album as a free download, came to a decision to settle for its free streaming on their own website. The band on the main page admits that the album has leaked and assures they want to be the ones to offer their music for free.

It seems like they really wanted to offer their new album as a free download in respond, probably like Radiohead and some other bands did and then ask for donation. However, they decided to stream it from their official website instead. The reason they name is that it doesn’t make any sense to anyone except themselves.

It’s not the surprising event in the music world, because even the Recording Industry Association of America agrees that the creative world is ever more going digital. Such leakages are only natural and prove this point of view. The time will come soon for the band to understand the potential of digital music. It means that they are able to distribute their new albums immediately to the whole world, while waiting for an official date of physical release will most likely decrease the band’s chances to deliver their music to the listeners on their own terms.

MGMT was not not the first band to experience such leak. Only a month ago U2 learnt what it’s like when “No Line On the Horizon,” their new album, also appeared on BitTorrent. Just before this case “Broken Bells” album of self-titled band did the same.




By:
SaM
March 27th, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, March 27th, 2010



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2010-03-27 12:43:50)
Dare_Bear23 avatarDigital is the way forward it seems in many cases.
Thanks for the read SaM

2
posted by (2010-03-27 14:36:07)
RunsWithBulls avatarThanks for the info SaM didn't know they had this in the works.

3
posted by (2010-03-27 17:20:05)
numberone avatarThanks Sammy !

4
posted by (2010-03-27 19:03:56)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatari never even heard of them, so i dont care lol..

5
posted by (2010-03-27 20:40:06)
kingtiger01 avatarReality is Digitial formats are honestly better. I can fit 60+ Songs on a 700mb CD in MP3 Format(or better with OGG or some newer formats), The reality is. Physical Media Distribution is Dieing.

Its slow, unreliable and most importantly too costly. If you want to reach youre Customer base, you conform to there needs, not try to force them to conform to youre own.

I Havent purchased a CD since the mid 90's, and honestly im glad. it was boring, hectic and i spent most of the time wishing i could just hurry up and buy the album. to listen to it, rather than just stand there Wading through the letters, Corresponding to artists and find the darn thing.

Reality is, The world is moving, it doesnt stay in one place.

6
posted by Blocked (2010-03-28 05:13:43)
iamezaz avatarthanks again sam for this article and i would like to say the security is not great how can it leak some insider must have done it for money that's the obvious reason.So,in this security should be increase then only they can have a succeesful album release. 8)



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