David Bowie Made Those Working on New Album Sign Confidentiality Agreements
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:32:10
Rock legend David Bowie was so private about his new album Where Are We Now? that he asked everyone working on the album to sign a confidentially agreement to help keep the new material a secret.
That's some serious protective measures right there, enacted by the Thin White Duke.
The album is Bowie's first in a decade, and producer Tony Visconti has opened up about the project surrounding the process, saying, "The members of the band and the engineers, the people who bring us coffee in the studio, everybody who was involved in this had to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep this a secret. The people who played on this album, most of them have worked with David for a long time; to sign an NDA would have been unnecessary for most of them. But we had some new people and a new recording studio we didn't have an old, long-standing relationship with, so we took the precaution. Everyone had to sign it."
Everyone involved was happy to do so, since it's David Fucking Bowie we're talking about.
"No one objected; they said, 'It's just an absolute joy to be working with David Bowie,'" Visconti shared. "The way we kept it a secret was on an honor system – not that we were worried about being sued or anything like that. It was so cool to be part of this club. That's what it was really about."
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