Friday, September 02, 2005

Pirates put new Stones album on Internet

An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years has reportedly been illegally posted on the Internet.

"A Bigger Bang" is due for release on Monday but illegal downloading from several websites could cost the legendary British group a fortune in lost sales.

A spokeswoman for the Stones' record company EMI told The Times: "The first low-quality files of new Rolling Stones music were found illegally posted on Monday, the same day we began making the new album available for consumers to listen to via radio and streaming.

"It is actually a major achievement to keep an album secure until this close to the commercial release date."

The entire 16-track album is available to listen to on the Stones' website.


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