Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageFlying? Stream Beck's new album for free

By Hugh McIntyre     Feb 24, 2014 in Entertainment
Singer-songwriter Beck offers free stream of new LP to air travelers a day before it's available anywhere on the ground. If you were on a flight yesterday and you’re an alternative rock fan, you might have noticed something special on the computer scree
Singer-songwriter Beck treated air travelers to a surprise early release of his new album Morning Phase, which wasn’t expected until the following day. Those fans lucky enough to be flying that day got to hear the album in its entirety before anyone on the ground.
GoGo Inflight Internet and Capitol Records partnered to stream the album for free on planes in the US for the next 30 days, including the one day advance.
While using air travel to launch an album is certainly a first, Beck is one of several artists that have recently used newsworthy stunts to help foster big first week numbers.
In December, Beyonce dropped her fifth album with as a complete surprise, with no warning to press or stores until the collection was available online. Just a few months prior, her husband Jay-Z worked with Samsung to give away one million free copies of his latest Magna Carta...Holy Grail to owners of the Galaxy smartphone.
Beck rose to prominence back in 1994 with his sleeper hit “Loser”, and has been a critical and fan favorite ever since. The Grammy-winning singer hasn’t released an album in six years, and is doing so at a tough time of year--album sales are notoriously low in the months following the holiday shopping season.
More about Beck, Capitol records, Beyonce, Jayz, Samsung
More news from
Entertainment Video
Latest News
Top News