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Old 01-12-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Coldplay on strike?

here's a bit of news..


Coldplay's manager has said the recent changes at EMI could mean the delay of the band's eagerly-awaited fourth album, 'Prospekt'.

Coldplay are said to be upset over the departure of Tony Wadsworth, head of EMI's UK Music Divison, and as a result are now considering their next move.

EMI was recently subject to a £3.2 billion takeover by the financier Terra Firma and thousands of redundancies are expected. Speaking to the Times, Dave Holmes said: "Tony was the reason a lot of bands sigmed to EMI. Artists want to work with music people, not finance guys. Why would you want to release an album with a record company in the midst of massive lay-offs? Coldplay have a lot of options. They are in the no hurry to deliver their new album."

The implications of this are serious for the beleagured record label. The delay of Coldplay's last album, "X&Y", led to a dramatic drop in EMI's share price while both Radiohead and Sir Paul McCartney left the company under a cloud last year.



If I were them, I would definitely walk away from EMI. Obviously, they would have no problem getting another label..



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Coldplay Considering Strike Following EMI Shake-up

Robbie Williams is going on strike in protest at the private equity firm that has taken over his record company, as other stars down tools in an artists’ revolt.

Coldplay, one of EMI’s few US chart-toppers, are also prepared to withdraw their labour. Their manager said that the band was considering its options after EMI’s head of music left this week, with thousands more redundancies expected.

The 30-million album selling Coldplay, currently recording new material with Brian Eno, are upset at the departure of Tony Wadsworth, head of EMI’s UK music division. Dave Holmes, the band’s Los Angeles-based manager, told The Times: “Tony was the reason a lot of bands signed to EMI. Artists want to work with music people, not finance guys.”

He added: “Why would you want to release an album with a record company in the midst of massive lay-offs? Coldplay have a lot of options. They are in no hurry to deliver their new album.”
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That sucks.

The good news is that, at this rate, EMI is going to collapse soon.
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Record companies are going under like nobody's business. I predict in ten years we'll see a massive shift in how music is distributed. Especially with the technology to record great music becoming more accessable/cheaper.
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So Prospekt is the confirmed title for the album I take it?
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I'm on strike from Coldplay, if that helps matters any.
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I'm on strike from Coldplay, if that helps matters any.


now that changes everything... phew...
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That sucks.

The good news is that, at this rate, EMI is going to collapse soon.
they are gonna go the RH route
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they are gonna go the RH route

What route is that? Making good music?

I'll believe it when I hear it.
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What route is that? Making good music?

I'll believe it when I hear it.
good one

and I'm excited to hear Prospekt
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The good news is that, at this rate, I won't have to see Chris Martin's mug all over the music press for a while longer.
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The good news is that, at this rate, I won't have to see Chris Martin's mug all over the music press for a while longer.

Best news I've heard all day.
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maybe he'll shave that poodle on his head before the album actually comes out.
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The title of this thread warmed the cockles of my heart.
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