Label giant Sony Music took the liberty of deleting four of Bradford Cox’s MP3 albums he posted on Deerhunter’s blog last week inexplicably. Now, they’ve apologized.
“Apparently Sony Music Owns my bedroom,” Cox said at the news of the initial interruption. The label removed the Atlas Sound home recording files, Bedroom Databank Vol. 1-4, without consulting Cox. Not to mention that neither Cox, Atlas Sound or Deerhunter is on a Sony-affiliated label. “Feel free to call or email and let them know what you think,” Cox advised fans.
Then, Sony made an abrupt about-face. “The Bradford Cox tracks were mistakenly removed,” Sony officials said in a statement, without really explaining why. “We advised Mediafire that the titles were mistakenly taken down. We have communicated all of this to Bradford Cox and his manager.”
All four volumes of Bedroom Databank are back up for free download here.