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Are album leaks still happening in 2014?

It’s been said that the music industry has changed during the last year, with streaming becoming one of the most important assets for labels and artists. So is there a place for leaks and MP3 downloads in 2014?

 

While net neutrality is a hot topic right now, we’ve already seen some big changes on the net recently – Especially when it comes to the music scene. Spotify became even bigger last year, with a record number of users signing up to their services. And this month we’ve seen Dr. Dre take his Beats brand and make a competitor to Spotify. Then we’ve got SoundCloud possibly striking deals with labels, Rdio not going anywhere soon and Pandora still being relevant, especially in the US.

So does this mean the death of the MP3? Apple, who’s the main supplier for music downloads, isn’t seeing any decrease in sales – Yet. I would argue that we’re moving our music into the cloud. Most listeners would rather have accessible music, and a huge library, than a local offline alternative. Even if it would mean that it would cost us a month fee or that the quality wouldn’t be as high as a quality download. Having friends over, and not being restricted to one persons library is a benefit which is difficult to ignore.

But what about album leaks? Fans will always be fans – If there’s a way to hear an upcoming album by your favorite artist early, it’s difficult to ignore and wait. There are still ways for an album to get leaked; By the artist, at the label, by a journalist or by someone working at a plant (even if manufacturing CDs will go away in due time). And looking at a site like Has it Leaked, you still see the huge demand for leaks, from the comments alone.

And there’s also the promotional aspect of leaking an album early – Especially from the hiphop community, where there are a number of examples where artists albums are getting delayed and the artists are getting hostile towards their own labels.

So no, I don’t see leaks decreasing this year. At least not the interest and demand for it.

G.O.O.D. Music : Cruel Summer

Finally, GOOD Music presents Cruel summer leak!

With an impressive guest list Kanye West returns. Cruel summer includes Pusha T, R Kelly, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and several other high profile hiphop artists. It was reported that the album would indeed leak at the Kanye West forum, and it has! Spin magazine even posted a leak bingo, how awesome is that?

Files

01. To The World by Kanye West & R. Kelly.MP3
02. Clique by Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean.MP3
03. Mercy by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz.MP3
04. New God Flow by Kanye West & Pusha T.MP3
05. The Morning by Pusha T, Raekwon, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj.MP3
06. Cold by Kanye West & DJ Khaled.MP3
07. Higher by Pusha T, The Dream, & Mase.MP3
08. Sin City by John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef.MP3
09. The One by Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius.MP3
10. Creepers by Kid Cudi.MP3
11. Bliss by John Legend & Teyana Taylor.MP3
12. Don’t Like by Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss.MP3

Top 50 Filehosts: 2012 Updated list

Since Megaupload was shut down earlier this year there’s been a few dramatic changes to the most used file sharing sites. FileFactory and FilesTube put a stop to their file sharing abilities and has since dropped out of the Top 50. Mediafire, 4Shared and Rapidshare are still in the lead while Deposit Files and and its russian counter part Let it bit has seen a major increase in visitors.

For album downloads and MP3 leaks, Mediafire, Deposit files and Rapidshare seems to be the most used services right now – But as we’ve seen, things can change very quickly. Which file host do you prefer?

 Place Host Website
1 mediafire mediafire.com http://mediafire.com
2 4shared.com http://4shared.com
3 rapidshare rapidshare.com http://rapidshare.com
4 depositfilesdepositfiles.com http://depositfiles.com
5 letitbit letitbit.net http://letitbit.net
6 uploaded uploaded.to http://uploaded.to
7 putlocker.com http://putlocker.com
8 hotfile hotfile.com http://hotfile.com
9 turbobit turbobit.net http://turbobit.net
10 bitshare bitshare.com http://bitshare.com
11 oron oron.com http://oron.com
12 filefactory filefactory.com http://filefactory.com
13 uploading uploading.com http://uploading.com
14 sendspace.com http://sendspace.com
15 extabit extabit.com http://extabit.com
16 jumbofiles.com http://jumbofiles.com
17 filepost filepost.com http://filepost.com
18 sockshare.com http://sockshare.com
19 zippyshare.com http://zippyshare.com
20 netload netload.in http://netload.in
21 2shared.com http://2shared.com
22 shareflare.net http://shareflare.net
23 bayfiles bayfiles.com http://bayfiles.com
24 crocko crocko.com http://crocko.com
25 filebox.com http://filebox.com
26 ifile.it http://ifile.it
27 unibytes.com http://unibytes.com
28 yunfile.com http://yunfile.com
29 shareonline share-online.biz http://share-online.biz
30 uploadc.com http://uploadc.com
31 fiberupload.com http://fiberupload.com
32 vip-file.com http://vip-file.com
33 uptobox.com http://uptobox.com
34 i-filez.com http://i-filez.com
35 filevelocity.com http://filevelocity.com
36 megashare.com http://megashare.com
37 ryushare.com http://ryushare.com
38 megashares.com http://megashares.com
39 hipfile.com http://hipfile.com
40 badongo.com http://badongo.com
41 glumbouploads.com http://glumbouploads.com
42 filesmonsterfilesmonster.com http://filesmonster.com
43 muchshare.net http://muchshare.net
44 filereactor.com http://filereactor.com
45 asfile.com http://asfile.com
46 cramit.in http://cramit.in
47 hostingbulk.com http://hostingbulk.com
48 slingfile.com http://slingfile.com
49 filerio.com http://filerio.com
50 180upload.com http://180upload.com