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“People don’t know what’s going to happen next. My readers are not sure. Could I embarrass them? Maybe. Could I inspire them? Maybe. They don’t know. That’s very important, because when you become a comfortable, reliable friend, I’m not sure that’s the place for great blogging.” –Prince Campbell (chartreuse)
On February 6, 2007 Steve Jobs wrote his “Thoughts On Music” on the Apple website.
He explained Apple’s need to ‘license rights to distribute music from others,’ mentioning Universal and the other large record companies.
This ubiquitous statement may now be the death nell for already struggling record companies.
Because Eminem read Steve Jobs ‘thoughts’, that line in particular and got pissed.
One of the more interesting stories in the history of music is the one about the Guns & Roses album, ‘Chinese Democracy’. It took almost 20 years to create. In between most of the band members quit.
The band signed a deal with Best Buy to be the only distributor of the album. Best Buy expected to sell 1.2 million. It has barely sold 500,000 worldwide.
The album came out in November of 2008.Parts of the album was leaked as far back as 2003 .
The band refused to put out videos for the album.
The leader of the band, Axl Rose, refused to do interviews and hasn’t done one in 9 years.
And seeing that he got the questions in advance, it’s a doozy.
Back when I was in the record business one of my bosses would always say you can find the future by looking at the edges.
Well he didn’t say that exactly but he would always go first to the gay clubs and see what they was listening to now because he claimed, by next year, everyone would be listening to it.
Some things don’t change.