I agree that this incessant whining from Morrissey is just disgusting at this point, it's not cute coming from an old man who has been in this business for decades.
Shouldn't this have been posted BEFORE it was played? Without the 'humorous' comment? There is no excuse for not promoting this on his website. BTW, it's evident from social media postings the band was not sick, so the cancelations and postponements are just more of Morrissey's BS. Noel Gallagher even said he lies and laughs about it.
I don't understand what is happening here, or how it happened. I don't understand why Richard had to go to Alain's page to tell him he was playing this single, Alain who was not involved in the recording. Is Alain the de facto manager and PR now? Nothing against Alain, it's Morrissey who is the problem.
Richard is extremely easy to deal with, just send him the song with whatever info you want him to have and ask him when he will play it. He tells you, then you can promote it ie Richard Blade is playing this Tues at 10. Done.
I think Richard organizes Cruel World so I don't know why Morrissey would make himself inaccessible to him, which seems to be the case -- or why isn't the record company handling this? Even Sam the trained monkey can do it.
Richard should be given an open and private line of communication with someone there, he is a huge Moz fan, he is wearing a Moz tshirt on his website page. Richard talks to the artists a lot too, M obviously feels he is above it.
I don't think M is being shut out of the industry at all, there are disconnects everywhere and he is the common denominator. He could have gotten this played before he signed the contract, if there is one. He could have gotten the entire album played. He is doing this to himself.
Also, he is wrong that the people in his song have been forgotten, Billy Idol has over 7 million spotify listeners a month, compared to M's less than 2 million. Taking "Rebels without.........." is hardly something new and clever, there are endless variations of it. The Replacements did it back in the 80's "rebels without a clue" in "I'll Be You".