Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dark Was the Night.

While more and more tracks will inevitably come available on the web, I can't stress the fact enough, that people should purchase this record, for the good cause it is for. I for one, will do so. More information can be found here. Or, the 4AD Records site, here.

"Mimizan" by Beirut

Removed at the gracious request of 4AD Records.

"Brackett, WI" by Bon Iver

Removed at the gracious request of 4AD Records.

Additional Beirut and Bon Iver music available on iTunes.



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Hi eareyenosecandy,

On behalf of 4AD, huge thanks for plugging "Dark Was The Night", the
multi-artist charity album benefiting the Red Hot Organization (release
dates February 17th US and 16th UK) ... .. we would, however, kindly ask
you not to post copies of individual tracks from the album - or the
album itself - on your site ... .. aside, of course, from "Knotty Pine"
by David Byrne and Dirty Projectors, which is the official preview /
promo track and which fans and bloggers are very welcome to host / post
/ share etc.

A series of one-day-only streams are also available on the official,
"Dark Was The Night" MySpace page at ... .. these are being streamed
on a one-track-per-day basis and fans and bloggers are again welcome to
link to them on the actual day of each preview stream (only) ... ..
although Red Hot and 4AD have asked that people don't then rip these
tracks and continue to host them on their blogs or post them onto
file-sharing sites ... .. all proceeds / royalties are going to AIDS and
HIV projects and research and, understandably, everyone involved in this
project is seeking to maximize legitimate sales (and pre-release
postings can potentially have a negative impact on that goal).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting the many artists
who have generously donated their time and their songs to this project -
and that you are helping to promote this good cause - but Red Hot, 4AD
and all of the artists concerned would greatly appreciate your
co-operation in removing your links to the files in question.

For info on Red Hot's 20 years of charitable work and to pre-order a
copy of "Dark Was The Night", check-out .

Thanks Again,


Brian said...


TheExtraMan said...

the day that someone with any pull at a major label realizes that trying to restrict users' access to songs is futile and wrong.

embrace what the industry has become and THEN look for a way to monetize it that provides value to both your organizations and consumers.

or maybe your time is just up.

either way, web sheriff is a pathetic attempt to control something that you have absolutely no power over.