Hush Up the Silence by Wizkid featuring Drake is the latest sound on the clouds and it was leaked by an unknown source on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
The leak has stirred some panic as the new management of the Starboy, Sony Music is not happy about the availability of the song on numerous online platforms before the set release date.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have made a move to stop media from promoting the leaked Hush Up the Silence by Wizkid featuring Drake.
Meanwhile, according to an exclusive email sent to Thenetng from IFPI, it says in part, “We have learned that your service is making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the following sound recordings, the copyrights in which are exclusively owned or controlled by one or more IFPI Represented Companies. We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorized activity.”
The said song was meant to be released on a later date under Sony Music and the organization are concerned that the ‘unfinished’ song might water down the quality sound they are known for.
The IFPI, which is a trade association of record companies in the US, has appealed to several media houses to take down the song from their websites before it goes viral.
Most sites have cooperated in deleting the song from their site as the initial song link page redirects to an Error 404 page.
According to entertainment entrepreneur and Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, him and his team do not know who leaked the song, but he is absolutely sure it didn’t leak from Nigeria.
This will not be the first case of a leaked song in Nigeria as music theft and copyright infringement is one bad cancer eating deep into the marrows of music business.