June 06, 2007 04:37:30 GMT
Several of Kylie Minogue's tracks from her new album can be found on file-sharing sites for free download.
Kylie Minogue's highly anticipated album has been leaked on the Internet. As many as 10 demo tracks such as "Stars", "Fall For You" and "Sensitized" made their way to file-sharing sites within a week and are now available for free downloading.
This leaking has been viewed by a music industry analyst as a strategy built by the marketing team to create a zest before the album's official release date. Phil Tripp who runs Australian music consultancy company Immedia! said, "She and her record company leaked the tracks deliberately. It's the newest gimmick in the industry, the leaking of tracks. It's the new marketing black. Everyone in the industry needs as much exposure as you can get, and you need as much advance publicity as possible."
A spokesman for Kylie meanwhile has denied the deliberation in leaking the songs. He said, "There would be no point in leaking songs on the net this far ahead of its release."
Kylie's new album is not due to release for another few months. The yet untitled album will follow 2004's "Body Language", her last album before she took a break to battle her cancer.