Sunday, September 04, 2005

Sunday fun

You haven't have you?
This information came from the Yahoo web site
The Rolling Stones' new album has been illegally posted on the internet a week before its official release. A Bigger Bang, their first studio album in eight years, is available to download from several websites. The illegal downloads could cost the band millions in record sales.

The Rolling Stones join Oasis, U2 and Eminem on a list of artists who have fallen victim to internet piracy. A spokesperson for the Stones' record company EMI told The Times: "The first low-quality files of new Rolling Stones music were found illegally posted on Monday, the same day we began making the new album available for consumers to listen to via radio and streaming. "It is actually a major achievement to keep an album secure until this close to the commercial release date."

Piracy has been blamed for a fall in music sales. Recent research by the British Phonographic Institute revealed more than seven million Britons admitted to downloading music illegally.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Jamming with Mutter & Gareth (3.30pm) @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Julie Dunn Jazz Trio @ Alex Wine Bar, Yeovil
Live at Lunch' with Finn & Friends (1.30pm) @ Bottle Inn, Marshwood
Rhythm Junkies (4pm) @ Westminster, Yeovil
Charlie Morris Band @ Bell Inn, Ash

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Real Deal @ Old Market, Bridgwater

The Editor

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