Don’t Copy, Don’t Play

Recording companies tired of seeing their new releases copied and released online even before they hit stores, are tightening security. They’re not sending advance copies out, and limited pre-release copies are digitally marked so they can be traced if copied. “With certain releases, the record companies are much more careful. Record reps are now booking appointments with me to play certain songs. I either have to hear it in their cars or in my office, or somewhere else private, and they won’t leave behind a CD.”