Can you believe this shizz?
Apparently, singer-songwriter-absolute sweetheart Ed Sheeran was told by record labels before he got made it big that he was "too chubby and ginger" to be signed.
Say Sing WHAA? Ed, you can sign anything of ours any day of the week!! Really. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview:
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Billboard has released the 2012 Power 100 list, which ranks the 100 most powerful people in the music industry, and it reveals that times are changing!
No longer are the record labels in control, instead power is shifting to the artists, their managers, and the people who book them.
One top entertainment attorney who was consulted to create the list said:
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As reported earlier in Fall 2010, Fiona was hard at work creating a new album for a 2011 release.
It's been a year and there seems to be some trouble circulating around her new music.
Michelle Branch had tweeted that Fiona's new tracks were "amazing."
Fiona's record label claims
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Ozzy Osbourne is not happy with record labels, and says that he's "disgusted" by the way new artists are treated by their record labels.
He thinks that music executives are mistreating up-and-coming stars by promising fame in exchange for financial rights to their name and music.
The Prince of Darkness eloquently says:
"Nowadays? F**king hell! The other day, I was informed that new bands who’ve just signed with their record companies
have to give away part of their publishing (rights), part of their gig money, part of their concessions…What the f**k is going on ? I wouldn’t like to be one of the bands of today. It’s f**king disgusting the way they treat the bands…"
He also insults the current digital state of the music industry, adding:
"It’s changed so much. Someone can be the biggest thing in the world, and then the next month you go ‘What happened to them?’ Record sales are no more - they aren’t selling records that much any more, because of this downloading thing."
Well unfortunately, this whole "downloading thing" is here to stay. But, we do agree that artists should have more power when it comes to owning to their music!
[Image via WENN.]
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