#1
I mean, how could any of the files wind up floating around online before they are even released to the public?
#2
Hackers?
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Hackers?

This, and people in the inner circle of the band. A lot of bands send a few copies of the album around before they publish it fullscale.
#7
During the pressing of the CD, sometimes a worker may steal a CD and upload it. Promotional copies often find their way onto the internet as well, and they're usually sent out to radio, magazines, etc.
#8
Depends. Sometimes people hack into the studio, sometimes the artists "leaks" it to promote it, Sometimes it's something like what FlyingPirahna said, and sometimes a "leak" is really just an advanced release somewhere else that of course ends up on the internet before it's released everywhere.

In the case of Megadeth's new album, I call #2.
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#10
When your a famous band making a big professional album there are many many people that have access to it. They just kinda work on a trust and honor system.
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#13
Most often, it's probably an inner circle thing. A bandmember will give a copy to one of his/her friends, that friend will give it to another friend, etc.

It eventually just gets spread everywhere.
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#14
in order to have stock for the release date, they must be shipped to stores probably about a week before it's released officially. thing how many hands they pass through to get from the band to the public.

band, friends, studio staff, record label staff, press, factories that actually produce the physical media, online distributors, delivery drivers, store staff.

somewhere along the line someone decides to upload it.
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#16
I think one of Radiohead's records was actually stolen from their home computer. Hail to the Thief, right?
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in order to have stock for the release date, they must be shipped to stores probably about a week before it's released officially. thing how many hands they pass through to get from the band to the public.

band, friends, studio staff, record label staff, press, factories that actually produce the physical media, online distributors, delivery drivers, store staff.

somewhere along the line someone decides to upload it.


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#18
I guess someone in the inner circle of the band betrays them,
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