There has been much recent debate as to whether or not record companies still have a role to play in the gleaming, internet-driven 21st century. What, the naysayers ask, can they alone do that nobody else would? Head First provides an answer: they can send out the new Goldfrapp album for review with a two-page confidentiality agreement, which delightfully refers to Alison Goldfrapp and her musical partner, Will Gregory, as "the Project" and demands your lips remain sealed not only on the subject of "recordings, musical works, sound recordings, vocals", but also "discoveries, ideas, concepts, techniques" and something mysteriously referred to only as "know-how". "You shall restrict disclosure of the Information solely to your employees, principals, agents, directors and contractors with a need to know such Information," it thunders.
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