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    Default No New VH Music ? ? ?

    If "Venon Thrust's" news is accurate after talking to Azoff, and there is indeed no new music to accompany the 2007 tour I think we can speculate a few things:

    1. The record companies don't think VH can sell an appreciable amount of CD's in a 2007 music landscape.

    2. When the tour starts the promoters know that if the band releases new songs and nobody (the casual concert goer) really knows them (ala It'a About Time) then that will just slow down the concerts momentum when they play them. I remember in 2004 everybody went for a piss during IAT and UFB.

    It sucks we live in a musical world where the live show demands are driving the drought of new music by great bands.

    Since the record comapnies can't make a dime on new music... the live show is the only way the make a buck... and those shows are tailored to the casual fan who only wants to hear a greatest hits package.

    Diehard gans like us lose out bigtime... he don't get to hear the rare hits live, and we never get any new music.

    Eddie should just record a CD and sell it to a small company or self distribute... but I doubt he ever will...

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    Resurgence of independent labels

    In the 1990s, due to the widespread use of home studios, consumer CD recorders, and the Internet, independent labels began to become more commonplace. Independent labels are typically artist-owned (although not always), with a stated intent often being to control the quality of the artist's output. Independent labels do not enjoy the resources available to the "big four" and as such will often lag behind them in market shares. Often independent artists manage a return by recording for a much smaller production cost of a typical big label release. Sometimes they are able to recoup their initial advance even with much lower sales numbers.

    On occasion established artists, once their record contract has finished, move to an independent label. This often gives the combined advantage of name recognition and more control over one's music (not to mention a bigger slice of the royalty pie). Singers Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and Prince, among others, have gone this route. Historically, companies started in this manner have been re-absorbed into the major labels (an example is Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records, which has been owned by Warner Music for some time now, and Herb Alpert's A&M Records, now owned by Universal). Similarly, Madonna's Maverick Recording Company (started by Madonna with her manager and another partner) was to come under control of Warner Music when Madonna divested herself of controlling shares in the company.

    There are many independent labels; folk singer Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records is often cited as an ideal example. The singer turned down lucrative contracts from several top-name labels in order to establish her own New York-based company. Constant touring resulted in noteworthy success for an act without significant major funding. Ani and others from the company have spoken on several occasions about their business model in hopes of encouraging others.

    Some independent labels become successful enough that major record companies negotiate contracts to either distribute music for the label or in some cases, purchase the label completely.

    On the punk rock scene, the DIY ethic encourages bands to self-publish and self-distribute. This approach has been around since the early 1980s, in an attempt to stay true to the punk ideals of doing it yourself and not selling out to corporate profits and control. Such labels have a reputation for being fiercely uncompromising and especially unwilling to cooperate with the big six (now big four) record labels at all. Perhaps the most important and influential labels of the Do-It-Yourself attitude was SST Records, created by the band Black Flag. No labels wanted to release their material, so they simply created their own label to release not only their own material but the material of many other influential underground bands all over the country. Ian Mackeye's Dischord is often cited as a model of success in the DIY community, having survived for over twenty years with less than twelve employees at any one time.

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    This can be, and has been discussed in any of the trillion reunion threads. Closing.



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