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RE: [fearnwhiskey] Clip: A Label All His Own

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  • Wilson, Carl
    ... Well, there seem to be two flawed sides to it - one is the Sympathy for the Record Industry owner s attitude that if one of his bands is going to go to a
    Message 1 of 13 , May 29 12:30 PM
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      >Why do a handshake deal? Is drawing up a
      > written contract so bad?

      Well, there seem to be two flawed sides to it - one is the Sympathy for the
      Record Industry owner's attitude that if one of his bands is going to go to
      a major label and screw him over, there's nothing he can do about it anyway,
      because he can't afford to fight. The other side, which he's not so
      forthcoming about, is that he seems to have a very loose idea of accounting.
      Yeah, maybe he spent a lot of money on the White Stripes. And yeah, maybe
      they jumped ship before he had really made back his investment or the
      profits that they expected -- but how is he supposed to tell them that if he
      doesn't have the figures, which is what it sounds like?

      Arty types always think it's good to conduct business as though it were a
      family picnic. But it never is, and all that results are bad feelings.
      Business protocol, as distasteful as it often is, is a highly developed
      technology. It's silly not to use that accumulated wisdom -- it doesn't turn
      you into a capitalist pig to do so. I say this as a very very non-businessy
      sort of person, but I've been down that road enough to think it should be
      plowed over.

      carl w.
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