The star Bittorrent made

The star Bittorrent made

: By now the story is everywhere: Fiona Apple’s unreleased album is spreading all over the internet thanks to Bittorrent (I just downloaded it and what I’ve heard so far is good). Sony wouldn’t release the album but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did now.

  • http://www.memeorandum.com/ Gabe

    But what if this were simply a ploy by Sony to build buzz, inspired by the Wilco affair? If so, it’s working.

  • Gregg

    I just downloaded it…
    I believe you just publicly admitted to a crime. :)

  • von

    I believe you just publicly admitted to a crime. :)
    It is the most horrible crime you could have committed!! Worse than murder these days! It was nice reading your blog while it lasted. :)

  • huh

    Why would Sony release the album based on news reports that you can get it for free via torrent?

  • Kristin

    People are more than willing to pay for this album. Most people have only downloaded the album because they have to.

  • http://michaelzimmer.blogspot.com/ Michael Zimmer

    Why would Sony release the album based on news reports that you can get it for free via torrent?
    Right. Actually, I think they’ve stubmled upon a new business model. Record albums, but don’t waste the expense of marketing & distribution. Instead, “allow” them to be pirated and distributed via p2p, then sue all those who illegally download them.

  • Doug

    There are stirrings that Sony was behind this. I don’t know how much creedence I give that theory but it’s pretty widespread. Wouldn’t be a bad idea really.
    Regardless, yeah, people were clamoring to buy the record and will do so even if they were able to download it.

  • PJ

    Great story.