Saturday, March 15, 2008

Are These Guys Chuckleheads Or What?

Short of Wall Street investment houses, are there any bigger screw-ups on the scene today than the record industry? I don't think so.

Which bring me share with absolute delight and great relish this list from blender.com:

(20.) As grunge dawns, one label bets on hair metal

(19.) The industry kills the single—and begins its own slow demise

(18.) BMG dumps Clive Davis, begs him to return

(17.) Thomas Edison disses jazz, industry standards

(16.) Warner pays for Wilco record twice

(15.) MCA's teen-pop calamity

(14.) Stax Records unintentionally gives away the store

(13.) One label's big spending single-handedly ends "alt-rock" boom

(12.) Geffen pumps millions into (the nonexistent) Chinese Democracy

(11.) Geffen sues Neil Young for making "unrepresentative" music

(10.) Columbia Records loses Alicia Keys, drops 50 Cent

(9.) "Digital-rights management" backfires even more badly than usual

(8.) Warner junks Interscope

(7.) Music publisher gives away Bob Dylan

(6.) Casablanca rides strong sales straight to the poorhouse

(5.) The RIAA sues a struggling single mom for digital piracy

(4.) Indie promoters take the major labels to the cleaners

(3.) Motown sells for a pittance

(2.) Decca Records A&R exec tells Fab Four, "No, thanks"

(1.) Major labels squash Napster

Hat tip to The Big Picture

1 comment:

Kvatch said...

Discovery in the new racketeering case against the RIAA, is going to end that parasitic organization. I hope!