Morrissey Central "BMG DUMP MORRISSEY" (November 16, 2020)

https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/bmg-dump-morrissey

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BMG Records have dropped Morrissey. Following the March 2020 release of I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN
(#1 Scotland, #1 Poland, #3 Britain, #3 France, #10 Spain, #13 Germany, #2, #9, #17, #18 U.S.A. - depending
on which official chart you follow), BMG have appointed a new Executive who does not want another Morrissey
album. Instead, the new BMG Executive has announced new plans for 'diversity' within BMG's artist roster, and
all projected BMG Morrissey releases/reissues have been scrapped.

"This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020," said Morrissey, "we would be critically insane to expect anything positive."

Morrissey is once again in search of a new label willing to release his music.

"My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It's still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn't want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave - especially when the word 'talent' is notably never mentioned."

Morrissey's duet with David Bowie is now available on Parlophone via Warner.

"There are too many cases of successful artists languishing at labels who are no longer interested in them." Alistair Norbury, BMG.

Morrissey's Las Vegas residency remains in place for 2021.

above quotes collected by V.Pearson for M.Central.
full interview will be printed shortly.


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Anominous

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GOD: I'm thinking about letting Morrissey release that recording of you and him doing Cosmic Dancer.

DAVID BOWIE: What? No, he's an absolute prick and the whole thing is just bad karaoke. No, I won't let you.

GOD: OK, OK. What if I were to let him put it out and then see to it that he never releases anything else ever again?

DAVID BOWIE: Ooh! I can see why you're so popular...
 

Stephen Hofmann

Well-Known Member
No shit. I'd imagine M's "amazing return to form" selling dismally was responsible.

Moz's poor sales, regardless of recent "Controversies", were due to the record company and the unfortunate timing of the release, in the first week of quarantine in the Uk. There were no music mag ads....pre-release singles that virtually got no airplay, no official videos. It was a complete cock-up.
 

Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Everyone's complaining about diversity today.

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Morrissey's left nut

HA HA HAHA HAHA
Aw. They want a diverse roster of artists on their label.

That's code word for

because he's an inflammatory dog whistling has been

you know.

But hey, the dignity of the Casino Residency awaits!

For now.
 
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Anonemous

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I assume this was a standard 3 album deal and BMG didn't want a new one. Moz needs the headline to try a drum up interest for the next deal.
 
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Anonymous

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Maybe rock deserves to die. I don't think anyone's going to discover a new chord anytime soon. It's all re-cycled to death. I'll be dead by then anyway.
Wow. What a completely clueless and abundantly revealing comment.

Holy Christ, grandpa. Your shallow bitterness has got the best of you. Go toss on your diaper and best Rupert Check, sit your dribbling gob in that old rocker in the corner and ...if you turn up your hearing-aid - just a little - you might learn something.

Life’s WAY too short to pay attention to people who gave up such a long time ago. Your opinions are worthless, if you’ve got no skin in the game.

Quick quiz.... Last record you bought?
 

Verso

Well-Known Member
This just in: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber all dropped from their labels in the interests of diversity! The great replacement is happening as we speak! Think of the white people!

Oh shit, wait. All of those acts sell records. Nevermind.
 
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Anonymous

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Morrissey's ego isn't fragile at all.
It's rather the opposite.
My guess is that sometimes he gets ill and depressed as a result of his strong ego stubborness in achieving the impossible.
His reaction this time is just his usual way to keep on fighting the system, as he sees it, and has been doing his whole life.
Maybe his ego could've learned by now not to spend so much energy in battles he cannot win, and find alternatives to keep on doing what he likes the way he likes.
But, it seems that his battles make sense to him no matter the consequences to his mental and physical health.
Maybe Morrissey could benefit from a good psychotherapy (with a Neo-Jungian/Hillmanian analyst) at this point in his life. Maybe, maybe...

Anyways, I love him very very much.
No. Morrissey’s ego is not fragile. THAT’s what makes him a textbook narcissist, dear Spielejunger. It’s also why he doesn’t have a label, can’t sell a record or fill a venue. ;)
 
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The Juan That You Hate

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Moz's poor sales, regardless of recent "Controversies", were due to the record company and the unfortunate timing of the release, in the first week of quarantine in the Uk. There were no music mag ads....pre-release singles that virtually got no airplay, no official videos. It was a complete cock-up.
Being a bigot isn't controversial. Is is moronic. As is your cognitive dissonance.
 

Hovis Lesley

Well-Known Member
Moz's poor sales, regardless of recent "Controversies", were due to the record company and the unfortunate timing of the release, in the first week of quarantine in the Uk. There were no music mag ads....pre-release singles that virtually got no airplay, no official videos. It was a complete cock-up.
I think, in truth, sales of LIHS disappointed. Indeed, I think the record itself would’ve been received coldly by the executives. And what on earth was going on with that sleeve art: some of his visual creative decisions have seemed like sabotage.
 
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Anonymous

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Yep, Sir Cliff just had a top 3 album. Daniel O'Donnell as well.

Don't see them in the singles charts.

And let's face it, the left did their best to destroy Cliff's career with lies & bullshit; the difference is he has a loyal fanbase. I bet there isn't a Cliff forum tearing him apart.
You sound like someone who suffers from issues with chafing. If you forward your address, I’d be happy to send you some of me gran’s all-natural ointment. Aside from that, best advice is - switch to a thong, so your panties don’t keep bunching up like this.
 

Skylarker

Well-Known Member
Diversity is considered far more important than talent these days.

God this world deserves to burn.
 
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The Juan That You Hate

Guest
This just in: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber all dropped from their labels in the interests of diversity! The great replacement is happening as we speak! Think of the white people!

Oh shit, wait. All of those acts sell records. Nevermind.
Mocking morons is not a crime.
 

Silent Reader

On Timeout
I think, in truth, sales of LIHS disappointed. Indeed, I think the record itself would’ve been received coldly by the executives. And what on earth was going on with that sleeve art: some of his visual creative decisions have seemed like sabotage.
Yes, his last 3 album covers have been awful really. The budget must have all gone on the records!

That's got me thinking of a new thread....tomorrow.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Aw. They want a diverse roster of artists on their label.

That's code word for

because he's an inflammatory dog whistling has been

you know.

But hey, the dignity of the Casino Residency awaits!

For now.
Nah. Cancelled. It’s finally, actually over. Melvis had run the record company gambit and left the music hall. Stay tuned for his upcoming “Poor Me Podcast”!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Yes, his last 3 album covers have been awful really. The budget must have all gone on the records!

That's got me thinking of a new thread....tomorrow.
The budget went to cashmere, vodka and Kerrygold, kiddo.

As to your thoughts on a new thread? Don’t hurt yourself. Rational thought isn’t your strong point.
 

Hovis Lesley

Well-Known Member
Yes, his last 3 album covers have been awful really. The budget must have all gone on the records!

That's got me thinking of a new thread....tomorrow.
Well, on reflection, that might not be an accident. It might be Morrissey showing the limits of his own investment in the BMG relationship.

The sleeve art first hit a bump with the Boy Racer sleeve back in ‘95, but with LIHS and California Son it became clear that the wheels had completely fell off.
 

Nerak

Reverse Ferret
I think, in truth, sales of LIHS disappointed. Indeed, I think the record itself would’ve been received coldly by the executives. And what on earth was going on with that sleeve art: some of his visual creative decisions have seemed like sabotage.

I really love that record & I love his wee old wicked camp Uncle look.

He needs someone on his team, who isn't a relative, who understands his references, who will correct misunderstandings without drama, to create a story around his work - I think kitchen gothic would work. Northern gothic maybe.

Failing that - buy a flat in Soho, install himself in the pub, do a wee turn on Fridays.

He'd probably love it.
 

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