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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.
(15:37:08) michael miraflor: http://www.myspace.com/flobots
(15:37:16) michael miraflor: so, supposedly this is the new sublime
(15:37:28) michael miraflor: sort of a rap / rock fusion
(15:37:36) michael miraflor: with political commentary
(15:37:44) michael miraflor: i hear a little linkin park
(15:37:53) michael miraflor: anyhow, “handlebars” is getting crazy rotation in socal
(15:39:33) rafi: hrmm
(15:39:33) michael miraflor <AUTO-REPLY> : I am away from my computer right now.
(15:39:38) rafi: sounds like garbage