Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Man alive - is there NO MERCY?

So a couple of HQ songs were posted online & embedded in my last post and lickety split Fox did a copyright infringement claim. I get it, but come on, we just want to enjoy the songs from show...no one is making any $ from this and everyone can tell the difference between a fan video and an internet scam trying to make money. And no one who wants to watch the entire show is going to not buy it from iTunes just because the videos of just the songs are online...blah.

ANYWAYZ....here is part of a press release about new musics on iTunes:
Beginning today and continuing every Tuesday, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television will release select songs featured in the upcoming episode of GLEE for fans to purchase and download on iTunes. Today’s new releases include the GLEE cast’s versions of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Your Windows” and Grammy Award winner Duffy’s “Mercy.” “Bust Your Windows” and “Mercy” join seven songs already available on iTunes, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which shot up to No. 1 after the GLEE preview event in May.

With only two episodes broadcast, GLEE has an incredible five songs in the iTunes Top 200: RACHEL BERRY’s (Lea Michele) version of the Rihanna hit “Take a Bow,” WILL SCHUESTER’s (Matthew Morrison) take on Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” FINN HUDSON’s (Cory Monteith) performance of REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and the Glee Club’s renditions of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.”

GLEE airs Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. A special encore broadcast of tomorrow night’s episode will air Friday, Sept. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television will release “Glee: The Music, Volume 1,” the first in a series of soundtracks that feature some of the music heard in the first season of the critically acclaimed series on FOX. “Glee: The Music, Volume 1” will feature spectacular renditions of several chart-topping hits, including Queen’s “Somebody to Love” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”

Yeah, so the fact that Glee has 5 songs in the iTunes Top 200 just tells me that little Glee song videos online are NOT GOING TO HURT THEIR PROFITS...it'll only get people more invested in the show. Being jerky/overprotective will just frustrate fans. And I do get all of the legal issues, I get it, I get it. I just disagree.

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