Upcoming U2 album all over P2P after band's label screws up | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Upcoming U2 album all over P2P after band's label screws up

What's the worst thing that could happen to a band that is adamantly pro-DRM and anti-filesharing? Having an unreleased album leaked all over the Internet, of course, and by one of the Big Four labels to boot. U2's upcoming album, No Line on the Horizon, is slated for release on March 3, but it's already available on numerous filesharing sites and P2P networks thanks to the accidental posting of the album by Universal's Australian branch.

The album was mistakenly posted for sale on UMG-operated getmusic.com.au. How, exactly, the site managed to give fans access directly to the music files ahead of its official release remains unclear, but the tracks have now spread across the Internet like a bad meme—CD-quality and DRM-free.

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