In the music world, having a highly-anticipated single get leaked isn’t out of the ordinary, but that doesn’t mean the artist behind the song isn’t completely ticked off when it happens!
Take Lady Gaga for example. Having not released a new song in two years, she announced that she would be making her return to music with her single “Applause,” dedicated to her Little Monsters. But, one real life monster went and messed that up by leaking the track earlier than it’s intended release date.
“Lord, in HEAVEN WHY…YOU JUST COULDNT WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY,” she tweeted after the news of the leak got back to her. And apparently she wasn’t too thrilled of the early reviews that were coming in. “Dont focus on ANY blogger criticism. I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist bloggers are not critics,” she wrote. “The fans + music scholars are the best critics because they know the artist intimately. #STOPHarassingTheArtist we are here to entertain you… Let's make 2013 a year where music/talent/artistry is more important than gossip/fanwars I respect all fanbases 4 their passion.”
After her mini Twitter rant, Gaga had enough of the low quality version of her work floating around the web – she decided to rush-release the high quality version to hit radio waves today. “A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911… 911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES,” she wrote. “DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD… MY NEW SINGLE 'APPLAUSE' IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW… POP MUSIC EMERGENCY
#0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.”
Now, take a listen to the high quality version of Gaga’s comeback single “Applause!”
What do you think? Is Gaga’s single worth an applause?
And what about people leaking tracks early?