Mariah Carey’s Game Of Whack-A-Mole Continues

noah | February 13, 2008 3:30 am

Following yesterday’s closure of the pop-centric MP3 blog Kevipod Music, which happened because the site posted a link to a snippet of Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body,” other sites hosted by Google’s free-blogging service Blogspot, like ALi’s Blog, have been subject to DMCA smackdowns as well, although with a little Googling you can see that sites that are independently hosted or on have so far escaped Carey’s label’s wrath.

The crackdown on pop blogs has been coming down the pike for a while–particularly in the case of Kevipod Music, which, while a great resource, was operated by a guy who tagged his ZShare uploads with his blog’s name–and why it’s happening with Carey’s record, and not, say, Janet Jackson’s (ooh, burn!) is probably because the un-Googleable E=MC2 is the priority for Island Def Jam in the first half of the year. Mariah’s last effort, The Emancipation of Mimi, sold more than five million copies and helped people forget about Glitter; thanks to Carey’s wide appeal, the first week of E=MC2‘s sales will be a true test of just how much the bottom has dropped out of the CD market, and whether or not its true depths have even been plumbed yet.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard the The-Dream-penned song–which is apparently about a sex tape?–a YouTube embed of it is below; it’s a perfectly decent midtempo jam, although why R & B singers are all about sounding less like themselves and more like robotic sex dolls in 2008 is beyond me.

Blogger Madness [ALi’s Blog] Earlier: Mariah Carey Comes Down Hard On Music Blogger