Chilling in Cheshire.
When he mentioned releasing a new single I assumed a deal was done.
That was my interpretation too when he announced that he was about to release a new single around the time of Cruel World festival. But if he was ever close to signing a deal then it appears to be canceled now. Perhaps his latest concerts didn’t shift enough tickets to justify a deal, who knows?
Well we all did, didn’t we. 🎂
Morrissey must be glaring at a blank
Piece of paper titled, My options.
Only the live arena remains.
After all the trouble regarding the It's Over single I understand he don't want to go back to BMG. And the horrible experience with Steve Barnett back in 2014 surely must have been traumatizing. Don't sell your soul to anyone who turns up with a suitcase full of money. Paitence is key.
And what about the Aesop Rock All Smiles album where Morrissey co-wrote all the songs?
Record companies will believe HarvardBonfire is dead.
Central has directly connected it to white supremacy.
Record companies will believe Harvard - so there's no scope for an alternative opinion.
I think the only hope is to clearly distance himself from Central or fire Central. And move on to Alain's material.
I thought you were joking at first but, my oh my, he actually did?After all the trouble regarding the It's Over single I understand he don't want to go back to BMG. And the horrible experience with Steve Barnett back in 2014 surely must have been traumatizing. Don't sell your soul to anyone who turns up with a suitcase full of money. Paitence is key. And what about the Aesop Rock All Smiles album where Morrissey co-wrote all the songs?
Rocky, a self-professed superfan of Morrissey, praised his work ethic: “Anything you need him to do, he show up and do," Rocky says in the interview.
But still, what does it have to do with the status of a new record contract?
Very well saidIf he keeps posting far-right YouTube videos on his website and write songs like BOTT, it’s no wonder no label wants to touch him even with a cattle prod. We live in an era where things of that nature are considered very, very stupid. Love it or hate it, that’s the ruling paradigm and it’s nothing he can do about it. If he’s really such a rebel, free spirit and contrarian that he claims that he is, he should take matters into his own hands and release the album himself. He has the money and the resources to do it. It’s either that or accept that you can’t do or say ANYTHING you want and still expect everyone to pat you on the back and give you nineties style record deals.
I love the man, and I always will, don’t get me wrong. But this woe is me schtick is ridiculous given the circumstances. And so are these endless discussions.
Spot on, it was the auto that paved the wayDepending on the success and how much his contributions are highlighted, one could speculate it would draw more people into his audience and with that more potential record buyers/streamers. So that it could be easier to get a serious deal after the rap album. But who knows. For example, I suspect it was easier for him to get a deal for WPINYB (recorded and released in 2014), after the success of Autobiography in 2013.
People are already sharing it . So yes you are right. It wont take too longEventually, enough promo copies will be sent out that it’ll get leaked somewhere.
Let‘s be honest, if he self-released (ooo-er, missus) one person would buy it, post the WeTransfer link here and you’d all be on it like flies on shite.
I think he should release all his future records this way. To me its the ultimate act of "f*** you" to the dumb dumb music industry. It's a shame he didn't leave a label and set up his own label etc . "I have had enough, I want nothing to do with them"He doesn't have a deal, that much is obvious... but there's much we don't know about it. Is he getting unacceptable offers, no offers, etc.? We can guess - his difficult reputation precedes him - they don't like BOT - etc. I just wonder if there is a line in the sand date for Morrissey where out of frustration alone he'll look into self-releasing BOT? Or will he just wait this out indefinitely?
Bonfire of Teenagers, once it became apparent what that particular song was about, it was unlikely this project was going to be a success. Several people on other platforms are already critically acclaiming the album based on the live debuts of some of the songs in Vegas. It tends to be the newer fans who feel they have an ownership of the newer stuff as they weren’t around for the better and more simpler of times.I
I think he should release all his future records this way. To me its the ultimate act of "f*** you" to the dumb dumb music industry. It's a shame he didn't leave a label and set up his own label etc . "I have had enough, I want nothing to do with them"
That would have been great for his independent image
I think the reason he doesn't self-release, is not because of prestige but because i think he deliberately puts things in place, to give himself an exit .
I mean he doesn't have to blame himself.
If a record doesn't do well, blame the label.
Also, the truth is, he has made some good money from labels, from what I heard few labels have actually made money from him, as a solo artist
Its all about money, lots of acts are more trouble than him but they bring in more money than him and that my friends is always the bottom line