Let’s Try This Again…Who’s Putting Out Our Next Record?
Don’t make us do it ourselves. We’ve all seen what happens when we’re left in charge of things. I know, the industry is in a tailspin and the relevance of the label-band relationship is more in question than it ever has been, but there are still some things a band like us needs to make it work smoothly.
We’ve had enthusiastic, but vague inquiries from a few labels and we really appreciate that. But we’re not looking for vague. We’re not looking for nebulous “what do you guys want?” inquiries. We’re looking for a strong, specific, enthusiastic offer that lays out in detail what your organization will do for us in exchange for releasing what will certainly be our wildest record yet.
Let’s do this: pretend we’re Brian Burke. Then pretend our next record is Tomas Kaberle. Now pretend you are a middling western conference squad whose top puck-moving defenceman has just suffered a torn MCL while you are 3 points out of a playoff spot with 6 games remaining in the regular season and your fanbase is clamoring for change if you don’t make it to at least the conference finals. Pretend Kaberle (our next record) is willing to sign a 4 year contract extension at only 2 million per, meaning that if someone doesn’t blow Burke’s (our) doors off with a blockbuster offer, he (us), is not going anywhere, and you’ll be hitting the links this spring instead of hoisting The Cup, surrounded by naked ladies/men. The choice is yours.
Or something like that.
Operators are standing by.