Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spanish man arrested for Madonna song leak

A Spanish man has been arrested for leaking the demo of new Madonna song last month. reports Spanish authorities arrested a 31-year-old man in Zaragoza, Spain on Wednesday and charged him with the crime.

The man, described by police as a "big Madonna fan," was identified only by the initials J.R.M., and was released after being charged with the crime, the police said in a statement.

"Give Me All Your Love" was to be part of Madonna's first new album since 2008's "Hard Candy"; it’s due out in late March.

Reuters reported that lawyers for the singer tracked the leak to Spain, where the Spanish police found recordings of the leaked track in the man's possession.

When the song leaked, Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted his reaction to the news. “The plan was for new music to come out in the new year... and yet someone leaked a demo version of a song yesterday,” he wrote. “I’m very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!!

“We are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks.. we have a lot in store for you.. but please respect the process..,”
added Oseary. “Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this'... whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!”

The single, “Gimme All Yer Luvin’” – which features Nicki Minaj and MIA – will be released in late January, prior to Madonna’s appearance at the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 5.

See also:

Madonna: Super Bowl & Halftime Show to be streamed live
Madonna: New film earns 2 Golden Globe nominations
Madonna: New single due next month
Madonna to headline Super Bowl halftime show
Madonna upset over song leak