Man arrested for illegally leaking new Madonna song
London: Spanish police have arrested a man and charged him with illegally leaking an early version of a new Madonna song, from her latest album.
The 31-year-old had allegedly put a demo of ‘Gimme All Your Luvin’ on the internet in November.
The investigation began after lawyers traced the recording to Spain.
The man, who is yet to be named and described by police as a big fan of the singer, was arrested in Zaragoza, the BBC reported.
Police have not named the man arrested, but confirmed his initials as J.M.R.
Madonna’s first studio album in five years is due for release in late March, with the first single out next month.
Officers in the northern Spanish city said they found recordings of the song in a search of the suspect’s belongings.
The 53-year-old singer, was said to have been “very upset” when the song first surfaced on the internet last month.
Her manager, Guy Oseary, had tweeted about the incident and urged fans to help police stop any further leaks.
The singer’s upcoming album, her first since 2008’s Hard Candy, has already been completed and will be released as part of a new three album deal with Interscope Records.