Epic Records drops Death Grips after they leak their own record
In news that should come as a shock to absolutely no one even a little familiar with the record business or business in general, after leaking their own record online, Death Grips have been dropped from Epic Records. No Love Deep Web hit the net last month after the group was told by Epic that the record wouldn’t see the light of day until 2013. “The label will be hearing the album for the first time with you,” explained the band.
Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values. To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips. We wish them well.
Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic
You know the story by now, but in case you don’t: On Monday, 10/1, Death Grips gave away their highly anticipated new album, NO LOVE DEEP WEB, ostensibly against the wishes of their label Epic Records. Call it a victory for Internet-freedom cheerleaders.