In today's music world, hackers have become a big time menace to artists and record labels
Full albums regularly leak at least two weeks before their release date, and various singles start hitting the net way before that.
Count Kanye West
among the many artists who have had to deal with this problem recently.
is so fed up with leaks of material from his upcoming album, he's cancelled the popular G.O.O.D Fridays
series, hopefully just for one week.
West had been dropping original music for the last several weeks on Fridays as a way to say thanks to his fans.
He took to twitter to vent his frustration.
"Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I've decided to pass of Good Fridays this week
It's messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone... I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them to you guys in there most completed form.
It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak unfinished songs from my real album
Ye' did deliver some good news a little bit later: