Destiny's Child set moves off-cycle.
Columbia Records has moved up the release of the new Destiny Child's album, "Destiny Fulfilled," by one day. The album will now have an off-cycle Monday release on Nov. 15.
The company says the change is due to the "potential for Internet leaks and 'burned' CD counterfeits" that could "lead consumers to experience inferior and incomplete versions of the album."
The move by Columbia follows yesterday's (Nov. 3) announcement that Interscope Geffen A&M has moved up the release of new albums by Eminem and Snoop Dogg, in a similar effort to thwart pirates. Eminem's "Encore" was moved from Nov. 16 to Nov. 12, and Snoop's "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece" shifted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 16.