So, we kind of missed this whole red herring of a debate. In a nutshell, it seems to consist of one in which some of the more successful musicians have been listening to their lawyers too much and now want to punish their fans for file-sharing, with poor old Lily Allen thrust up-front in the dialogue.
Lily even went so far as to suggest file-sharers should be kicked off the internet, the same kind of three strikes rule currently championed by that politician no one has ever liked, Mandelson (the come-back king).
iTunes remains a key barometer for musical success in both the US and UK, EMI notes with news that Lily Allen’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ album has seized the number one slot in both the UK album chart and on the iTunes US album chart in its first week of release.
Allen’s single ‘The Fear’ continues to lead the UK singles chart for the third week running, the label confirmed, while the album sits at number 5 on the Billboard top 200 chart.
MySpace Music today announced three secret Lily Allen performances on three continents.
The singer will stage intimate concerts for her MySpace fans in New York, Tokyo and London at no charge.
The events mark the first time a single artist will take part in multiple MySpace Secret Shows on a global basis, and follow the world exclusive premiere of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Lily Allen’s second album on MySpace.
Parlophone has introduced an online game to promote the launch of Lily Allen’s new album, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ due for release 9 February 2009.
The game, ‘Escape the Fear’, is based on content from the album and the initial single, ‘The Fear’. It features an animated Lily Allen working her way through ten levels of musician-related action, avoiding obstacles such as paparazzi cameras, rabid handbag dogs, evil bankers throwing credit cards, alcohol, demonic puzzles and various other obstacles which make play more difficult.
Dan Duncombe, Digital Director at Parlophone, says the game is part of an integrated online launch for Lily Allen’s new album:
Apple’s iTunes Store has introduced a range of limited-time discount price offers in the US and UK, with different offers in each territory.
US iTunes users are being offered a bargain basement of film releases sold at under $5. The selection of films on offer change on a weekly basis and currently includes ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Karate Kid’, among others.