How Music Gets Leaked


Although this image seems to be missing a few suspects, below is an infographic showing some of the usual suspects involved with music being leaked before release:


At The Studio: As soon as a record is finished, anyone from the producer to the engineer to the band members can spoil the fun. (4 months before release)

At The Label: Labels send albums to companies like Sonic Arts to add a digital encryption code that can identify evildoers…but not necessarily stop them. (3 1/2 months before release)

By The Press: Considered to be the most common source of album leakage, watermarks or not. Oops! (3 months before release)

At The Plant: While in the process of being manufactured, a CD is ostensibly secured under lock and key, but sometimes copies fall off the back of trucks. (1 month before release)

At The Warehouse: Once CDs await shipping to retailers, it’s virtually guaranteed that a copy will find its way online. (2 weeks before release)

At Retail: And of course, once an album is for sale online and in stores, all bets are off.

[Spotted at]

10 thoughts on “How Music Gets Leaked

  1. youngfreshnew

    Wow this is an amazing photo to show how music gets leaked. I have always blame who ever get the actual audio first. And I firmly believe that Labels do leaks tracks to create buzz.

  2. Pingback: How Music Gets Leaked « STREET KNOWLEDGE MEDIA

  3. Pingback: hsingh2088 (Harsh Singh)

  4. Pingback: Harsh Singh

  5. Pingback: Harsh Singh

  6. Pingback: HOW MUSIC GETS LEAKED… |

  7. Pingback: Ms. B

  8. Pingback: Bao Pham/DA GRINDAZ

  9. Pingback: Mr_Fury

Comments are closed.