Archive for Major Labels

Segarini: Two Worlds Redux

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2017 by segarini

This originally ran on October 3rd, 2011

In many ways, the population currently residing on this mudball are from two different worlds when it comes to music. Some components are time-worn and exist in both, and some are at loggerheads with one another, creating a sizeable chasm between the two that is much deeper and wider than even the fabled ‘generation gap’ of the ’60s and ’70s.

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JAIMIE VERNON – MUSICAL VALUE VILLAGE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_ViletonesI’ve been slowly re-imbedding myself into the Dante’s Inferno that is the current music industry with a focus on promoting good, new music [see some of my previous blogs for my recommendations] cause, let’s face it, talking about the mistakes the labels made over the last decade is like discussing that guy at Decca Records that passed on The Beatles [his name was Dick Rowe and he made up for the faux pas by later signing the Rolling Stones].

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JAIMIE VERNON: UN-MERRILY DOWN THE STREAM

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones This week came the revelation that digital music streaming services are both ripping off artists AND generating no revenue. Rarely has there been a non-story generating so much sucking and blowing simultaneously.
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JAIMIE VERNON – TIDAL WAVE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2015 by segarini

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During the 50 years preceding the collapse of the music industry – i.e. Before Napster – the music we knew and loved was carefully spooned out and fed to us proportionally by record companies who knew how much we’d consume and for how long. This was done via a sifting process controlled by radio.

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JAIMIE VERNON – FREE TO BE U2 AND ME

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by segarini

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Segarini: The Majority Rules – Mainstream Mediocrity

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by segarini

You hear and see it everywhere. People constantly complaining about today’s music, radio, television, and movies. And it doesn’t stop there. They complain about their politicians, their Governments, the lack of decent service, and the dearth of knowledgeable salespeople in most of the big box stores that have replaced locally owned shops and retail outlets. They rail against all these things, but nothing seems to change. Some people even start asking questions, but the questions that need to be asked never are. Why are so many people disgruntled? What happened to creativity and quality? Why don’t things get better? Well, the first thing we need to understand is this; as vocal as we are about the terrible state we perceive things to be in, we are not the Majority. Apparently, the Majority are perfectly happy…at least, they think they are…and the Majority rules.

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JAIMIE VERNON – SUPPLY AND (LACK OF) DEMAND

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by segarini

As the line between art and commerce continues being eroded by divested corporate interests in the form of major record labels (BMG, EMI, SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER) that control that art, word came last week that digital media manufacturing giants CINRAM have filed for bankruptcy. To the layman the immediate reaction is “Who?”. To those in the music industry this announcement is more ominous portents of an inevitable music apocalypse.

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