On 3/8/2005 10:00:55 AM Sebastian said:
Furthermore, about the DVD, I was thinking about that yesterday: whoever controlls which is the next concert released (whether it`s Brian, or Jim Beach, etc) is definitely doing marketting instead of trying to promote the image of the band. (and see his additional comments) http://sebastian.queenconcerts.com
Well, that's what I mean, too. I want to help promote and boost the image of Queen. And yes, I have been working as an International music/entertainment journalist, and done freelance work with box sets and reissues in the music industry. So it's both a personal--and professional crusade/campaign--I thought to put whatever leverage, input, connections I had to good cause and discuss these options with some of the powers that be mostly at the USA Hollywood record label and with the UK and USA Queen publicists. ----
-----They just seem to drop the ball with boosting the band's profile, music, and image----------when the timing couldn't be more--perfect--- while the Queen Reunion and International Tour is taking place. It's good, common sense--and business sense--and artistic sense--to strike while the iron is hot--. But the "powers" just either don't get it or don't care.--
--But then that's the nature of today's music industry which has all but deconstructed with zero emphasis on artist development. Whereas years ago record labels, radio, press, and managers followed artists/band's through a career lifetime and all of their albums, changing artistic directions and put every ounce of development, growth, and promotion--behind well....developing and shaping the artist's career and growth--long term..for the long haul.
---Also, you ask what difference can one person make?--
--Years ago, when the music industry was all about the music and for the love of the music and the artist(s) creating it,--a hell of a lot of a difference.--
--Just think of the great A&R people, Radio DJ's, press agents, Managers (ie: Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, Kenny Everett, John Peel, Brian Epstein, etc)--
--and of course the one two punch team of Manager Peter Grant and his press Agent Danny Goldberg (Danny-who went on to head many record labels, currently with Artemis Records)--who singlehandedly made it their--personal mission and labor of love--to make the world stand up and take notice--of Led Zeppelin,---and get Zeppelin the record deal they deserved, the international recognition they deserved--and--
--took a no holds barred position with the press and journalists to stop treating Zeppelin like S**T and instead, treat Zeppelin with respect, class, integrity, and as rock god legends, and it worked. That's what one person..could do.--
--And I guess that's what for me, who has always looked at the great record A&R, music industry people of days of old with respect, and as I have always wanted to work in A&R and the general music industry, until the current climate of the music industry imploded--want and am trying to do for Queen, Now. Can't blame a lady for trying....