Mumbai: Singer-composer Adnan Sami, who had been gearing up for the release of his new album ‘Press Play’ after a five-year hiatus, has faced a dampener. His album was leaked online Saturday.
Slotted to be released under leading music label Universal Music Jan 23, the leak has led to great concern.
Adnan was very excited about the release and had also shot teaser videos and a music video as a prelude to the release. He is disappointed.
"Saying that putting an album together is hard work, is an understatement. I am deeply saddened and angry that this has happened," Sami said in a statement.
"It is not just me who is a victim of the crime, but also the team that has helped me put the album together. I sincerely request my fans and all music listeners not to download unauthorised copies of the album and tracks online," he added.
Universal Music is trying to locate the source of the leak.
"It is very infuriating to deal with this situation that hasn`t happened ever here," Devraj Sanyal, managing director, Universal Music (India and SAARC).
"The album copies are in studio for mastering and in production, and with several digital partners... so it is virtually impossible to find the source. But of this, I am confident we will ensure we will beat this by having the legal versions up in time. As a counter measure we have pushed for an immediate digital release across partners as soon as possible," Sanyal added.
The album should officially be in markets by next week.