History ExecutiveMeddling / Music

10th Feb '16 12:01:21 PM WildeOscar
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* Similarly,{{ Music/Kiss}} wanted to call themselves Fuck but no label executive would accept that.
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* Similarly,{{ Music/Kiss}} Similarly, Kiss wanted to call themselves Fuck but no label executive would accept that.
10th Feb '16 12:00:43 PM WildeOscar
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* Similarly, Music/Kiss wanted to call themselves Fuck but no label executive would accept that.
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* Similarly, Music/Kiss Similarly,{{ Music/Kiss}} wanted to call themselves Fuck but no label executive would accept that.
10th Feb '16 11:57:42 AM WildeOscar
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* Similarly, Music/Kiss wanted to call themselves Fuck but no label executive would accept that.
7th Feb '16 6:32:36 PM Twentington
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* The Lost Trailers, a CountryMusic band, recorded "Chicken Fried" in 2006, a song written by Zac Brown of the then-unknown Music/ZacBrownBand. Brown agreed that they could cut the song on the condition that they not put it out as a single, but the Trailers' label ignored this request and put it out as a single. Zac heard the Trailers' version on the radio and called a cease-and-desist, effectively telling their label head to fuck off. Zac Brown Band later re-recorded "Chicken Fried" for their own purposes, and sent it to #1 in 2008.
27th Jan '16 9:30:01 PM Prfnoff
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* Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Sonata in B-flat major, KV 570 was originally published as a sonata for violin and piano. The violin part, almost certainly not composed by Mozart, is an unimaginative addition to a piece that plays perfectly well without it.
16th Jan '16 7:25:51 PM Twentington
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* Fresh off his #1 hit "A Guy Walks Into a Bar", Tyler Farr released the ballad "Withdrawals", which was positively received by fans, but moved slowly up the charts (not unusual for Farr's singles). Creator/ColumbiaRecords panicked and pulled it after only three weeks, replacing it with "Better in Boots", because they wanted an up-tempo summery song that would sound good live. The ads for the song in radio trade publications smack of desperation with their hammering home the fact that the song is "fun" and has "tempo"; it has fared barely any better than its predecessor, and critics and fans are panning it as a poorly-written "bro-country" song.
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* Fresh off his #1 hit "A Guy Walks Into a Bar", Tyler Farr released the ballad "Withdrawals", which was positively received by fans, but moved slowly up the charts (not unusual for Farr's singles). Creator/ColumbiaRecords panicked and pulled it after only three weeks, replacing it with "Better in Boots", because they wanted an up-tempo summery song that would sound good live. live and appeal to a female demographic better. The ads for the song in radio trade publications smack of desperation with their hammering home the fact that the song is "fun" and has "tempo"; "tempo". The song has been derided for being a pandering ClicheStorm, but it has fared barely any better than its predecessor, and critics and fans are panning it as a poorly-written "bro-country" song.at least made the top 30.
10th Jan '16 8:58:34 PM JTRager
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* The label pressured {{Music/CultofLuna}} to include a remixed song on "Vertikal II". Johaness Persson thought remixes were a "waste of time" but picked the hardest song on Vertikal to remix, "Vicarious Redemption", a sprawling sludge metal epic. Justin Broadrick was the only person he could trust to do a good remix.
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* The label pressured {{Music/CultofLuna}} {{Music/CultOfLuna}} to include a remixed song on "Vertikal II". Johaness Persson thought remixes were a "waste of time" but picked the hardest song on Vertikal to remix, "Vicarious Redemption", a sprawling sludge metal epic. Justin Broadrick was the only person he could trust to do a good remix.
10th Jan '16 8:56:45 PM JTRager
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* The label pressured {{Music/CultofLuna}} to include a remixed song on "Vertikal II". Johaness Persson thought remixes were a "waste of time" but picked the hardest song on Vertikal to remix, "Vicarious Redemption", a sprawling sludge metal epic. Justin Broadrick was the only person he could trust to do a good remix.
30th Dec '15 5:09:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChristinaAguilera and her fans are known for thinking this about her Bionic record. This is backed up by LadyTron and Christina's other "indie" collaborator Goldfrapp both said that their tracks were ignored in the album track picking process. Ladytron only got a bonus track. This is unconfirmed, but possible.
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* ChristinaAguilera Music/ChristinaAguilera and her fans are known for thinking this about her Bionic record. This is backed up by LadyTron Music/LadyTron and Christina's other "indie" collaborator Goldfrapp both said that their tracks were ignored in the album track picking process. Ladytron only got a bonus track. This is unconfirmed, but possible.

* BritneySpears has been meddled with:
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* TheVeronicas may have had to put "Someone Wake Me Up" instead of "Don't Say Goodbye" on their second album due to this trope.
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* TheVeronicas Music/TheVeronicas may have had to put "Someone Wake Me Up" instead of "Don't Say Goodbye" on their second album due to this trope.
29th Dec '15 8:18:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* MCA Records kicked William Lee Golden out of TheOakRidgeBoys in the late 1980s because they wanted the band to appeal to a younger audience, and they didn't think they could do that with someone with a long, flowing beard. He was replaced by Steve Sanders for 8 years before Golden finally re-joined. * TheMarsVolta sort of dealt with this on ''Frances The Mute'': They weren't expressly forbidden to make the "Cassandra Gemini" suite one [[EpicRocking thirty minute track]], but ''were'' told that if they did, they'd only be paid for an EP, since the album would only have five tracks (despite the fact that it was 76 minutes long). Thus, the CD version of the album has the piece separated into 8 tracks, with track breaks that don't even correspond with the five subtitles given on the tracklisting. The version sold by [=iTunes=] and other online retailers still has it formatted as one track though, as does the vinyl version of the album. ** Similarly, some long songs on KingCrimson's earlier albums have "sub-headings" in their titles; for example, "The Court of the Crimson King including The Return of the Fire Witch and The Dance of the Puppets". According to Robert Fripp:
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* MCA Records kicked William Lee Golden out of TheOakRidgeBoys Music/TheOakRidgeBoys in the late 1980s because they wanted the band to appeal to a younger audience, and they didn't think they could do that with someone with a long, flowing beard. He was replaced by Steve Sanders for 8 years before Golden finally re-joined. * TheMarsVolta Music/TheMarsVolta sort of dealt with this on ''Frances The Mute'': They weren't expressly forbidden to make the "Cassandra Gemini" suite one [[EpicRocking thirty minute track]], but ''were'' told that if they did, they'd only be paid for an EP, since the album would only have five tracks (despite the fact that it was 76 minutes long). Thus, the CD version of the album has the piece separated into 8 tracks, with track breaks that don't even correspond with the five subtitles given on the tracklisting. The version sold by [=iTunes=] and other online retailers still has it formatted as one track though, as does the vinyl version of the album. ** Similarly, some * Some long songs on KingCrimson's Music/KingCrimson's earlier albums have "sub-headings" in their titles; for example, "The Court of the Crimson King including The Return of the Fire Witch and The Dance of the Puppets". According to Robert Fripp:

* NellieMcKay suffered from executive meddling with her first record label. She wanted to record a double album, but the label insisted on a shorter release. She was eventually allowed to record a double album provided she fronted her own money for the production. She has since started her own record label. * Avex, AyumiHamasaki's record company, tried to force her to release a greatest hits album, which she felt was premature. They also played up the supposed rivalry between Ayu and UtadaHikaru, in the interest of sales, which Ayu denied vehemently. She was none too pleased with the entire situation, as evidenced by her iconic choice of album art for [[http://eneabba.net/ayu/disco/albums/04.A_Best.htm A BEST]]. * Capitol Records meddled in TheBeachBoys albums at least twice. The group was told that PetSounds needed an obvious hit, leading to the addition of "Sloop John B.," the only cover on the album, and the only track to break from the overall introspective mood. The Boys were later told to add "Good Vibrations" to SmileySmile, despite the fact that it was already past its prime as a hit by that point, and it bore no relation to the stripped-down style of the album.
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* NellieMcKay Music/NellieMcKay suffered from executive meddling with her first record label. She wanted to record a double album, but the label insisted on a shorter release. She was eventually allowed to record a double album provided she fronted her own money for the production. She has since started her own record label. * Avex, AyumiHamasaki's Music/AyumiHamasaki's record company, tried to force her to release a greatest hits album, which she felt was premature. They also played up the supposed rivalry between Ayu and UtadaHikaru, in the interest of sales, which Ayu denied vehemently. She was none too pleased with the entire situation, as evidenced by her iconic choice of album art for [[http://eneabba.net/ayu/disco/albums/04.A_Best.htm A BEST]]. * Capitol Records meddled in TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys albums at least twice. The group was told that PetSounds needed an obvious hit, leading to the addition of "Sloop John B.," the only cover on the album, and the only track to break from the overall introspective mood. The Boys were later told to add "Good Vibrations" to SmileySmile, despite the fact that it was already past its prime as a hit by that point, and it bore no relation to the stripped-down style of the album.
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