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Monday, August 29, 2005

If I'd known it was them, I'd have thrown it away a lot sooner

Depeche Mode, Morissette Using Aliases to Fool Pirates and Thieves

(contactmusic.com) August 29, 2005 - Sir Paul McCartney, Faith Hill, Alanis Morissette and Depeche Mode are among the huge acts using aliases in a bid to make sure their new albums get to critics at newspapers and magazines. Music industry bigwigs fear the bigger stars' preview albums are being swiped by interns and pirated weeks before their release dates.


I can be just as non-competitive as anybody Not to mention the intervention

So, McCartney's upcoming album has been credited to Pete Mitchell, while Hill, Morissette and Depeche Mode are sending out their albums as Fern Holloway, Arthur Moore and Black Swarm respectively, according to the Los Angeles Times. But the publicists admit their alias plan is far from flawless - some critics, who are inundated with albums to review, give unknown artists' albums away or discard them.

Geffen Records publicist Jim Merlis explains, "You can actually out-clever yourself in these situations."


As if there wasn't a good reason to throw away a Faith Hill CD before.

4 Comments:

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