Iced Earth guitarist/vocalist Jon Schaffer recently commented on the band’s Facebook about the recent lawsuits initiated by the band’s label Century Media. Apparently, the band was not aware of the label’s actions:
“It has come to my attention that Century Media is suing fans over illegal downloads of (among others) our latest album ‘Dystopia’. I felt it was important to clarify that we had no knowledge of this motion and were, sadly, not asked permission.
We all know the music industry is changing. We have been adapting to this model by embracing legal streaming services such as Spotify and by bringing our music to places we have never played before by touring our proverbial asses off.
As much as we respect that the labels are having a harder time selling music, we feel this is a misguided effort and want to make sure our fans know we would have not given our consent would we have been asked.”
Looks like things could get hairy. For those who are interested, a copy of one of the lawsuits can be viewed here.
via The PRP