jeudi, décembre 30, 2004

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple Fans Petition Sony

by Paul Cashmere

30 December 2004

Fiona Apple fans are pissed off with Sony for not releasing the singer's third album 'Extraordinary Machine'.

Despite her two previous albums going Platinum for sales of more than 1 million in the USA, 'Extraordinary Machine' was shelved with producer Jon Brion even stating that it had no obvious single.

Her previous albums "Tidal" (1996) and "When the Pawn..." (2000) were major successes for Sony 'Extraordinary Machine' is considered "too experimental" and will not be released.

Apple fan Dave Muscato, himself a musician, has started the Free Fiona campaign to petition Sony to put out the record Fiona completed in 2003.

"Sony has a responsibility to its shareholders, but it also has a very important responsibility to the art of music itself," he says in a statement at "They should focus on the real problem - file sharing - and not some short-sighted and very harmful way to raise profits."

Muscato has started the website and so far has gathered more than 13,000 signatures protesting the non-appearance of the album.