Ranting about ‘the majors’ – Alan McGee speaks out again

McgeeHe gave us Creation, and long championed the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and the Super Furry Animals. Alan McGee is the head boy of PopTones, and is now making it his mission to expose the horrible truth behind the major corporations running… and ruining music. With a gonzo style attitude, and a fire in his gut, he slays Robbie Williams and the ‘tits and arse’ showcases of the music industry… and offers a word of warning to new bands.

Music is dead, long live music. Read over to the B Side to hear McGee’s words.

For bands signing a ‘major deal’, especially in the UK, please do not
look on this anymore as the ‘holy grail’. THE MAJOR MD’S AND A&R MEN ARE
FRIGHTENED OF FAILURE (ie They lose their salaries, they will sign you, let you
make the record, then DON’T EVEN PUT IT OUT. I think the thought process behind
it is; if we don’t release, we can bury it and we never failed (i.e We can make
it all disappear). ACTUALLY PEOPLE DO NOTICE AND THAT’S ONE OF MANY REASONS
PEOPLE HATE MAJORS THESE DAYS.

This is the reason the corperations are becoming more
and more conservative. Great for the indies though at this point. We put out
records; if we have a hit, WE LOVE IT, but the reason indies are getting
stronger is that the majors are getting more and more conservative daily…
JUST CALL THEM MARGARET. Be careful if you sign to one of the, as 50% of the
initial task for a band getting your deal. Once that is done, the other 50% is
getting the to actually put it out in the markey place commercially. IT’S KIND
OF PAGE 3 A&R – SHOW US YOUR TITS/HITS STRAIGHT OFF. There is no room for
subtle tactics with the majors anymore, DIY or Indies unless you have a sure
fire hit. Think about that one… THESE CUNTS THINK ROBBIE WILLAMS IS CUTTING
EDGE. McGee

Mof Gimmers

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