As if you needed any more proof that you shouldn’t f**k with Madonna, a fan has been arrested over the leaked demo for Madge’s forthcoming single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’.” Madonna expressed her exasperation at the time of the leak, with her manager Guy Oseary taking to Twitter to declare, “Madonna told me this morning ‘my true fans wouldn’t do this’… whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!”. It seems that exasperation is putting it lightly, as the culprit has been tracked to Spain, arrested and charged.
The 31-year-old known only by the initials JMR professed to being a “big Madonna fan,” but according to Madonna, ain’t no fan of hers going to be leaking her work on the Internet. Nope, Madonna is so in control of her work and her profile that she’ll choose exactly who her fans are, and how they will behave. And although intellectual property theft is deeply wrong and illegal, it’s always a shock when someone is arrested for it as a crime, because it’s something that in the digital age, we’ve becoming quite blasé about. We know unequivocally that Madonna deserves justice and we’re not saying the offender should go unpunished, but we can’t help but wonder about the changing duty of the law when the Internet blurs the boundaries of theft — as in some cases (obviously not this one) a leak is purposefully used by artists to gain hype (which has inadvertently occurred here). What do you think? Let us know in our poll below!
‘Big Madonna Fan’ Arrested for ‘Luvin” Leak [Spin]
As is seemingly par for the course these days, Drake‘s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Take Care, leaked last weekend, just one week ahead of the album’s official release date. The surprising thing, though, was the rhyme-slinging crooner wasn’t too upset about it. Drake tweeted before the unofficial leak:
The 17-track album is slated to fill shelves November 15th, but hit the internet instead 8 full days premature. The same dilemma happened to Drake’s Young Money mentor Lil’ Wayne just months prior with Tha Carter IV. Drake’s LP received major buzz over Twitter as debates about the album’s production and sales would stack up against some of this year’s other major albums.
Yesterday, two tiny snippets of Madonna’s next single, “Give Me All Of Your Love,” leaked online. It goes without saying that people IMMEDIATELY began critiquing the song’s merits in forums, blog posts and on social networks, despite the fact that this wasn’t a full, finished song, but rather, a DEMO.
Then, later last night, the full “demo” of “Give Me All Of Your Love” made its way online, and was picked up by outlets like Billboard, New York Magazine and Perez Hilton. Madonna and her manager, Guy Oseary, were none too pleased about the leak. Guy tweeted, “madonna told me this morning ‘my true fans wouldn’t do this’… whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!..”
SPOILER ALERT! Alleged demos of Madonna‘s forthcoming single “Give Me All Your Love,” from her yet-to-be-released album, have leaked online. The single is rumoured to feature Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, with speculation suggesting that Madge will be performing the song at the 2012 Super Bowl. The leak seems to be legit, with lyrics perfectly matching the previously leaked words of the song. Have a listen to the demos at Idolator and tell us what you think!
Madonna’s New Single “Give Me All Your Love”: Listen To Alleged Demo [Idolator]
Kelly Clarkson is featured in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, discussing her new album Stronger. In a preview of the feature launched today on EW’s website, Clarkson talks about the demo leaks that took place in July.
Apparently, the songs leaked while Clarkson was on vacation, so she returned to hear the news, with no knowledge of how the songs got out into the world. None of the tracks were close to completion, and they range from a few that will end up (in finished form) on her forthcoming album to some that were written off during sessions for her 2003 album Thankful (and in some cases were actually songs written for others to perform). Clarkson doesn’t say which are which among “Let Me Down,” “Cleopatra,” and others, but certainly the ones written for others are not so valuable anymore. It’s not just the value, though; Clarkson told the magazine, “I?ve been physically robbed a couple of times, but this is much worse.” She refers to the confusion and misperceptions about her new album, her career, and her artistry, based on suppositions using evidence from the demos. She hopes (as do we) that Stronger will clear everything up.
Kelly Clarkson On Leaked Songs: She Was “Robbed” [EW Music Mix]
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