Madonna Rebel Heart

More Madonna Tracks Leaked But Does Anyone Actually Care?

Remember the big story behind the demo tracks of Madonna’s new album ‘Rebel Heart’  being leaked to the internet.  No!  Me either!

The fact is though that they have.  The Guardian reports today that another 14 tracks have been leaked, including a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, this follows a leak of 13 demos last week.  The guardian reports that poor Madge’s festive season is proving less cheery all the time and that she has described the earlier leaks of her songs as ‘a form of terrorism’ and ‘artistic rape’.

Sadly Madonna is probably the only person on the face of the planet who cares, her comments suggest that she values her artistic output considerably higher that anyone else does.  Lets face it, it has been a very long time since Madonna was relevant.

In the wake of the leaked tracks Madonna swiftly released six official tracks from Rebel Heart, which is not due out until March, on iTunes. She immediately reached No 1 in the iTunes chart in 36 countries, a fact I find absolutely astounding.  It would seem that some fans of older artists do still buy music and this is likely to have a disproportionate effect.  The Charts companies have recently announced that both streaming and downloads will now be counted towards the album charts.  They have made the bizarre decision that 10 downloads or 1500 streams will count as an album sale, even if they are all of the same song.  So technically an album could top the album chart based on singles sales?  Silly me, there was me thinking that was what the singles chart was for.

So when Madonna releases ‘Rebel Heart’ in March it is likely that it will already have spent time at No1, Wow, seriously!  You have to wonder as to the sanity of those who have come up with these ideas, especially given that as todays Daily Mail reports after less than a week Madonna’s tracks plummeted from top spot to No188 (for the best of them).  It is little wonder that the record industry is  in disarray with the guardian reporting that in 2014:

“Album sales were at an all-time low, record labels were left millions in the red with artists they thought would be superstars, and fewer new artists broke through than at any time in the past 40 years.”

With the industry in the state it is, I suspect that sales for Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ have already seen their peak.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

4 thoughts on “More Madonna Tracks Leaked But Does Anyone Actually Care?

  1. Anonymous

    The person who wow this article is an idiot. What they fail to see is that this is some of her best work in years. If it doesn’t get airplay, it’s because of fools like the person who wrote this article

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    1. The Sound of Summer Post author

      Well, I appreciate that we all have different views. It is hardly constructive to call me an idiot because, in my view, Madonna is no longer relevant. You may still enjoy her music, and you may think that this is her best work for some time, thats great, I am happy that you enjoy it. For me Madonna has always been garbage, her best work in years simply means a better class of garbage.

      I would also point out that if you wish to be abusive by calling someone an idiot, it would help your case if you checked your comment before posting it.

      Seriously, what does “The person who wow

        this article is an idiot”mean?

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