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great for U2 and us on the forum 23 41.07%
the man we should thank for why AB was recorded 10 17.86%
the best manager ever 21 37.50%
the man who dosnt care for the money, music first 2 3.57%
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:21 AM   #21
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:36 AM   #22
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I didn't like the way he criticized Radiohead's approach. It's like he felt threatened or something, and he rushed to call it a failure, when actually Radiohead said the results were much better than some company report said and which everyone publicized.

I don't like how greedy U2 has gotten (u2.com, little on deluxe DVDs, highly priced tickets, etc) and he's at least partly to blame for that.
I thought he would have loved the Radiohead approach

first get people who are gonna d/l anyway - the fans - to give you some money
get a lot of free publicity
and then make them buy the album in an overprized release later on

as a way to attack illegal downloading Radiohead's approach of course didn't solve anything though


McGuinness of course has his faults like all of us
but mostly he just looks after the band's interest
as is his job
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:41 AM   #23
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Damn you McGuinness for wanting to make money for you and your clients, damn you to hell!



The amount of McGuinness bashing that goes on on this site is beyond ridiculous.
I know some bands that would love to have had a manager that made them money instead of screwing them over.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:33 AM   #24
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I thought he would have loved the Radiohead approach

first get people who are gonna d/l anyway - the fans - to give you some money
get a lot of free publicity
and then make them buy the album in an overprized release later on

as a way to attack illegal downloading Radiohead's approach of course didn't solve anything though


McGuinness of course has his faults like all of us
but mostly he just looks after the band's interest
as is his job
qft.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:44 AM   #25
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:58 AM   #26
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:30 PM   #27
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:01 PM   #28
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I didn't like the way he criticized Radiohead's approach. It's like he felt threatened or something, and he rushed to call it a failure, when actually Radiohead said the results were much better than some company report said and which everyone publicized.

I don't like how greedy U2 has gotten (u2.com, little on deluxe DVDs, highly priced tickets, etc) and he's at least partly to blame for that.
So, you're complaining that in assessing Radiohead's sales numbers, McGuinness used a set of numbers that you say right in your post were the ones publicized, and everyone else used as well (so, not just him). Oookay.

I'll give you that U2.com provides little value for the money, but you know what I did about that? I chose not to subscribe to the site! It's a novel idea, I know! Obviously others disagree, and they're quite willing to spend money on it. That's their prerogative.

U2 is currently the biggest band out there, and have been for years. Acts of that caliber and fame charge a LOT more for tickets than U2 do, that's an undisputed fact. And, in their most recent tour, how many shows did they play? Around 200? And what happened in all those cities? That's right, they sold out. Every seat. Usually in minutes. So are they charging too much for tickets? Maybe more than you'd like to pay, but millions of other people are quite willing to pay it. They're obviously charging what the market will bear, and I suspect they may even be charging a little under that.

Not enough bonus material on DVDs? Dude. Then don't buy the bonus versions. Again, a lot of people do buy them, so if you disagree, then exercise your right as a consumer, and leave them on the shelf.

Your arguments are just petty and sound like they're coming from a spoiled, entitled "fan" who would bitch about anything, and from what I've seen around the forum, does. Yeah, McGuinness is the root of all evil in the world, burn him at the stake.


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I know some bands that would love to have had a manager that made them money instead of screwing them over.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #30
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I know some bands that would love to have had a manager that made them money instead of screwing them over.
You know the "ethical" manager is really a recent invention. How many bands from the 60s, 70s and 80s got screwed as the norm? Brian Epstein wasn't all that, was he?
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My question is, "Why should we care about the band's manager at all?" Which would also be my response to this poll if it was an option. You don't hear about the managers of other bands ever, I don't understand why he has to be such a big deal with U2.
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I'll give you that U2.com provides little value for the money, but you know what I did about that? I chose not to subscribe to the site! It's a novel idea, I know! Obviously others disagree, and they're quite willing to spend money on it. That's their prerogative.


Plus, the membership's value rises exponentially when the band is touring. I actually intend to get one when dates are announced.
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My question is, "Why should we care about the band's manager at all?" Which would also be my response to this poll if it was an option. You don't hear about the managers of other bands ever, I don't understand why he has to be such a big deal with U2.
That too. How people can concern themselves with such minutiae to the extent that they hold a grudge against the band's manager for perceived slights is beyond me.

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Plus, the membership's value rises exponentially when the band is touring. I actually intend to get one when dates are announced.
I did that for the last tour, and ended up with 2 GAs at face in the presale. It did benefit me in that way, but then for several other shows, I ended up with GAs at face by being resourceful. I'm debating whether or not to subscribe before this tour or not, but I'm leaning toward not bothering.

Also, I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if they implement some sort of strict pre-tour announcement cutoff for members to take advantage of the presale, in order to avoid scalpers buying multiple subscriptions, and getting multiple tickets. But who knows? It's a gamble.
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Plus, the membership's value rises exponentially when the band is touring. I actually intend to get one when dates are announced.
That is if a presale code is included with joining or 'rejoining' this time. I'm a member and we haven't had any confirmation that there will be a presale code.

The change over to LiveNation and the launch of a new site has everyone a bit nervous. So, we'll see how exponentially the value rises.
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Where is the option for "None of the Above" or for "Other"??
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He's an annoying chubby guy who gets 1/5 of everything U2 makes....genius!!

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