Kylie Minogue's new album has been leaked onto the internet. In
the last week 10 demos of songs have appeared on file-sharing sites
available to fans to download free of charge. Among the tracks that
have appeared are 'Stars', 'Fall For You' and 'Sensitized', but
some music industry insiders claim the LP has been leaked
deliberately to whip up a frenzy of interest.
Music industry analyst Phil Tripp, who runs Australian music
consultancy company Immedia!, alleged: "She and her record company
leaked the tracks deliberately. It's the newest gimmick in the
industry, the leaking of tracks. It's the new marketing black.
Everyone in the industry needs as much exposure as you can get, and
you need as much advance publicity as possible."
However, Kylie's representatives deny the leaks are a clever
marketing ploy. Her spokesperson said: "There would be no point in
leaking songs on the net this far ahead of its release." The album
is not due to come out for several months.