Danger Mouse to release blank CD-R after dispute with EMI
In yet another move signaling just how much trouble the traditionalindustry is in, Danger Mouse has called on fans to ignore his record company and download his new album for free.
The US artist and producer – real name Brian Burton – had been ready for a conventional release of his new CD, Dark Night of the Soul, but fell foul of an unspecified dispute with slated distributor EMI, resulting in its apparent cancellation.
Do it yourself
Now, Danger Mouse says he will release a limited-edition book ofby filmmaker David Lynch instead, but will include a blank CD-R for fans, hoping they’ll just burn their own copies.
The fact that the music will have to be downloaded from a file-sharing site for free doesn’t seem to bother the musician, who says he “hopes that people lucky enough to hear the music, by whatever means, are as excited by it as he is.”