Posted: July 26, 2012 at 1:24 pmAUTHOR: SheiFunmi
Having tracks leaked before their intended released is hugely frustrating for artists, especially if the music is unfinished and now it has emerged that Beyonce goes to great lengths to make sure her tracks don’t see the light of day until she’s ready.
Singer Conor Maynard is new to the music scene, but he’s been hearing stories about how the big artists roll.
Chatting to BBC Newsbeat, he revealed how the ‘Single Ladies’ star prepares to make new music.
“I’ve heard some mad stories. With Beyonce, I heard that with her people they’ll make sure that there’s no-one in the studio. They go into the studio, wipe it, set up one new session for her to record. Once she’s finished recording they move it onto a hard drive. They wipe the studio computer again and then leave,” he said.
The singer, who has been hailed as the UK’s answer to Justin Bieber, also addressed Canadian rapper Drake’s approach to music leaks.
“There are some artists like Drake who leaks his own stuff to start a hype, a buzz. He’ll leak tracks that aren’t going to be used on the album. So people pay for it because they haven’t heard it yet,” he said.
Brit rapper Tinie Tempah finds it “an absolute pain” to try and make sure that his music stays a secret, especially ahead of the release of his new LP Demonstration.
Jul 26, 2012
“My sound engineer has a hard drive that’s got a code on it and a physical lock. He locks it, then he puts a code on it and then we put it in a safe. You know, like a vault where you put jewellery in and stuff,” he said. “Then he hides that safe and then he locks it away. We’ve been really anal with it all but hopefully it’s going to be worth it.”