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WAS BON IVER’S ALBUM LEAKED BY ITUNES? IT WOULDN’T BE THE FIRST TIME…


Rolling Stone:
Though iTunes has declined to comment on exactly what went down, it appears as though someone at the company accidentally put the entirety of Bon Iver’s new album on sale a la carte when the disc’s first single “Calgary” was made available for purchase on Tuesday. Apple fixed the error shortly after it occurred, but that didn’t stop a number of customers from buying and leaking the full album well before its June 21st release. Within an hour, Bon Iver was all over torrents and other file sharing services.

Bon Iver’s record label Jagjaguwar and frontman Justin Vernon’s attorney both declined to comment…

The Guardian:
iTunes declined to comment on the allegations, and if there was indeed an error it has since been fixed. However, the service has previously been accused of accidentally leaking music – in 2008, with the Raconteurs’ Consolers of the Lonely album, and in 2009, with a record by Kelly Clarkson. The problem may reflect the difficulties in dealing with music in such volume: the Apple-owned digital store is the No 1 music retailer in the US, and has sold more than 10 bn songs since 2003…