Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has hit out at those who leak albums onto the internet ahead of scheduled release dates, and recounted a confrontation he had on the subject with a concert camerman to BBC 6Music.
Kapranos told the UK’s digital radio station how one of their albums was leaked following a show the band did with Arcade Fire. “We did a show with the Arcade Fire, and we filmed it,” he explained. “We’d given copies of the CD out to the guys that were working the show with us. It was one of the cameramen from that show who had leaked the album. We could trace it back to him really easily, because whenever you give folk a record like that you put a watermark on it.”
Kapranos then spoke of how he approached the guilty party to vent his frustration. “We gave you this record, we trusted you, you were working with us, we thought we had a good thing going on here. And he turned round and said, ‘I don’t believe in capitalism.’ You don’t believe in capitalism? Well, I won’t pay you the £20,000 you got for doing the filming, you wanker. I don’t like it. The people who leak it don’t actually give a damn. It’s purely to be the guy that did it. ‘I want to be the guy that leaked the Arctic Monkeys.’”
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