BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Amazon Goof Leaks Album
Bruce Springsteen probably won't be ordering anything through Amazon for a while.
The massive online retailer goofed on Saturday afternoon when they allowed consumers using mobile devices to download the individual tracks of Springsteen's new album, High Hopes, for about an hour. Word spread quickly amongst Springsteen fans and many bought all the individual MP3s. After Amazon took down the page off their mobile site, the album quickly spread over illegal downloading networks. Sony Music spent much of the weekend getting those taken down, but hundreds of copies can still be found.
High Hopes is set to be released on January 14th. There's no word yet on how many copies were legally purchased or if the album's release will be moved up because of the mistake.