It was a bit of a hurried, no-fanfare release though. It quite possibly wasn't promoted to radio stations.Where’s the conspiracy? She’s merely suggesting that there’s been resistance to playing his new song on the radio? From what I’ve (not) heard, she’s right.
Point of clarification:A lazy analysis. Rebels has almost 450,000 listeners on Spotify which, without any promotion, is pretty decent.
And actually comparable to Bobby’s or It’s Over’s numbers before the album was released.
Yes - this is interesting. Either she's jumped the gun or she's let slip some actual info regarding what's going on that she's been given by the Morrissey camp.Does anyone here consider Fiona to be a Morrissey insider? Has she heard the full Bonfire album and does she have any special insight into its current status?
Here she speaks of the Veronica track needing re-recording and not just the Miley element in need of replacement. Is there any truth in this, or I am hopelessly scanning signs for something substantial about the fate of Bonfire - my most anticipated record of 2023.
True, and Interesting. My point is that the lead singles from the past two albums had similar amounts of streams, or lead singles from comparable artists like Suede or Iggy Pop also, pre-album release. So we cannot conclude, as Fiona lazily does, that lack of effort from Capitol has led to less interest in Rebels.Point of clarification:
Rebels Without Applause has almost 450,000 streams. This is not the same as 450,000 listeners.
This amount of streams is equivalent to between 750 and 4,500 physical single sales. How can it be such a broad range?
In the UK (as an example, although most markets have a similar calculation structure) if a song gets 100 streams on a premium account it counts as 1 physical sale or if it gets 600 streams on an ad funded platform it counts as 1 sale.
We can't know how many unique listeners Rebels has, but we can understand the stream total is roughly the equivalent of somewhere between 750 and 4,500 unique customers if we assume the number of streams is mixed between premium and free account users.
As an extra note, the 431,702 streams (at time of commenting) are a global tally.
I cannot see how the song will need to be completely re-recorded. The process of recording a song would put every vocal and instrument on a separate audio track. This used to be kept on master tapes but now they are just files stored on a computer. Morrissey knows the importance of these master copies and was reason The Smiths broke into rough trade to get some masters back In the 1980’s. He has paid for the recording and he will have access to the masters.Yes - this is interesting. Either she's jumped the gun or she's let slip some actual info regarding what's going on that she's been given by the Morrissey camp.
Personally, if I was working for Capitol Records I'd just dump Morrissey and bin this release already. What label wants to work with an artist and his official spokeswoman who are busy attacking them in public before it's even been released? Nothing good is going to come from this relationship. He's just not worth the effort.
One would certainly hope that Watt has saved the final mix - though conceivably as the project was completed and given back to Morrissey 2 years ago he may (understandably) have thought the project was done and dusted and no longer have that stage, which would mean going back and re-mixing the whole thing from the ground up again.The mix, effects will all be saved. if they just want to delete Miley then press mute and run the export.
Why do profits even matter at this point? he's a rich old man, with no children to pass down his wealth to.The paranoia level just moved to Def-Con 4. Moz should self-release and sell his albums at a slew of 2023 concerts at the merch bar and online. With half the sales of traditional channels he'd still make the same net profit. Imagine the excitement at getting his new album at his concert.