Music Piracy


Record Labels And Indie Artists: Let Haulix Help You Better The Music Industry

Complete honesty: Haulix is a company that I, James Shotwell, work for when not working on UTG. It’s my second home and it’s a place I have grown to love as much as this very site. I am not involved in the development aspect of what Haulix does, but I believe in it wholeheartedly and […]


Piracy Hub It-Leaked Shuts Down, Teens Everywhere Fear They May Soon Have To Buy Music

A cornerstone of piracy in the alternative music scene is no more. It-Leaked, a long-running online hub for new music leaks, has apparently shuttered operations for good. The site went offline at the tail-end of September without any notice to users, but last night a tweet sent from the site’s relatively unused Twitter account announcing […]

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Real Talk With Pop Evil’s Chachi Riot: “Piracy”

Keeping with our ongoing efforts to further expand into as many areas of music as possible, UTG is hoping to engage in real discussions with mainstream rock fans in our latest column, Real Talk. Hosted through weekly video blogs by Pop Evil drummer Chachi Riot, Real Talk is a recurring feature about the state of […]


Devin Townsend (Ex-Strapping Young Lad) Vents On Piracy

Metal musician and producer Devin Townsend (formerly of extreme metal band, Strapping Young Lad) took to Twitter last night to share his thoughts on music piracy. It’s been observed that Townsend had much to speak about upon finding that Epicloud, his latest work under the Devin Townsend Project moniker had been leaked on the internet […]