History ExecutiveMeddling / Music

23rd Aug '16 4:40:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Positive ExecutiveMeddling rescued Simon and Garfunkel's career. After their first, all-acoustic album ''Wednesday Morning, 3 AM'' tanked hard upon its 1964 release, the duo split and Paul Simon moved to England. During this hiatus, the song "The Sounds of Silence" (note the plural) became popular among radio stations in Florida, while in general TheByrds had become popular as [[TropeCodifier the pioneers of folk-rock]], scoring hits with electric covers of Music/BobDylan songs. In June 1965, producer Tom Wilson borrowed Dylan's backing band and had them overdub electric guitar, bass and drums over the original recording. The resulting single, "The ''Sound'' of Silence", entered the charts and became the duo's first #1 single. Simon accordingly returned to the USA and reunited with Garfunkel to resume their career.

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* Positive ExecutiveMeddling rescued Simon and Garfunkel's career. After their first, all-acoustic album ''Wednesday Morning, 3 AM'' tanked hard upon its 1964 release, the duo split and Paul Simon moved to England. During this hiatus, the song "The Sounds of Silence" (note the plural) became popular among radio stations in Florida, while in general TheByrds Music/TheByrds had become popular as [[TropeCodifier the pioneers of folk-rock]], scoring hits with electric covers of Music/BobDylan songs. In June 1965, producer Tom Wilson borrowed Dylan's backing band and had them overdub electric guitar, bass and drums over the original recording. The resulting single, "The ''Sound'' of Silence", entered the charts and became the duo's first #1 single. Simon accordingly returned to the USA and reunited with Garfunkel to resume their career.
16th Aug '16 2:28:56 PM Twentington
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* According to [[http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&storyid=11324&headline=Doug_Supernaw this interview]], Doug Supernaw's second album, ''Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind'', was handled this way by BNA Records. According to him, they promoted the lead single "What'll You Do About Me" poorly, then followed it up with a song called "State Fair". According to him, some stations started playing his cover of Music/DavidAllanCoe's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", so "State Fair" was prematurely withdrawn in favor of that song -- however, other stations continued to play "State Fair", and thus refused to add the Coe cover, thus killing the momentum of both singles at the same time.

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* According to [[http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&storyid=11324&headline=Doug_Supernaw this interview]], Doug Supernaw's second album, ''Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind'', was handled this way by BNA Records. According to him, they promoted the The album's lead single "What'll You Do About Me" poorly, then followed it up with a song called was "State Fair". According Fair", but according to him, him some stations started playing his cover of Music/DavidAllanCoe's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", Name" instead, so "State Fair" was prematurely withdrawn in favor of that song -- however, other stations continued to play "State Fair", and thus refused to add the Coe cover, thus killing the momentum of both singles at the same time.
16th Aug '16 2:28:02 PM Twentington
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* According to [[http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&storyid=11324&headline=Doug_Supernaw this interview]], Doug Supernaw's second album, ''Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind'', was handled this way by BNA Records. According to him, they promoted the lead single "What'll You Do About Me" poorly, then followed it up with a song called "State Fair". According to him, some stations started playing his cover of Music/DavidAllanCoe's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", so "State Fair" was prematurely withdrawn in favor of that song -- however, other stations continued to play "State Fair", and thus refused to add the Coe cover, thus killing the momentum of both singles at the same time.
14th Aug '16 11:26:34 PM Twentington
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** Near the end of his tenure with Mercury, he was working on a new album, but label execs didn't like it. They chose only two songs off the would-be album, "Getcha Some" and "If a Man Answers", released both as singles off a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him to try again. When they didn't like the next two songs that he sent, either, Toby demanded out of his contract and took said songs to Creator/DreamWorks records. ''That'' label launched him with "When Love Fades", but when it bombed, he asked that it be pulled and replaced with a song that Mercury had rejected titled "How Do You Like Me Now?!" a good move on his part, as that song was a six-week #1 smash, his first Top 40 pop hit, and the biggest country hit of 2000.
** With his last several albums having all been on Show Dog-Universal Music (which he is president of), has insisted on withdrawing singles around their 15th week on the charts, regardless of position, just so he can get out one album per year. An average run to #1 on the country charts is closer to 20-25 weeks, and the A-listers can take 3 years between albums he's shooting himself in the foot again and again. To be fair, at least his album releases are consistently praised by the critics. He finally stopped the revolving door in early 2013, only two singles into his ''Hope on the Rocks'' album, likely to focus on his daughter Krystal, who began her own singing career in 2013.

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** Near the end of his tenure with Mercury, Mercury Records, he was working on a new album, but label execs didn't like it. They chose only two songs off the would-be album, "Getcha Some" and "If a Man Answers", released both as singles off a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him to try again. When they didn't like the next two songs that he sent, either, Toby demanded out of his contract and took said songs to Creator/DreamWorks records. ''That'' label launched him with "When Love Fades", but when it bombed, he asked that it be pulled and replaced with a song that Mercury had rejected titled "How Do You Like Me Now?!" a good move on his part, as that song was a six-week #1 smash, his first Top 40 pop hit, and the biggest country hit of 2000.
2000, and the start of a huge CareerResurrection that lasted until [=DreamWorks=] Records closed in 2005.
** With his last several albums having all been on Show Dog-Universal Music (which he is president of), has insisted on withdrawing singles around their 15th week on the charts, regardless of position, just so he can get out one album per year. An average run to #1 on the country charts is closer to 20-25 25-30 weeks, and the A-listers can take 3 years between albums he's shooting himself in the foot again and again. To be fair, at least his album releases are consistently praised by the critics. He finally stopped the revolving door in early 2013, only two This, combined with his decision to keep releasing alcohol-themed singles into after the runaway success of "Red Solo Cup", gradually ground his ''Hope on momentum to a complete standstill -- to the Rocks'' album, likely to focus on point that the singles off ''35 MPH Town'' were by far the worst performing of his daughter Krystal, who began her own singing career in 2013.career.
13th Jul '16 5:57:36 PM Adept
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* DeltaGoodrem has been extremely unlucky with her recording companies. Her first single was a pop thing she didn't quite pull off (I Don't Care), 6 years later she releases a pop-rock-dance Genre Roulette Self-Titled Album which has many people questioning her sincerity on most of the songs and she abandoned her original style of singing for Celine Dion like singing, which turned off people who liked her first Mistaken Identity, Innocent Eyes way of singing, THEN 5 years later her album which her recording company had been sitting on for maybe year is finally being discussed at being released late 2012. Unlucky artist is unlucky.

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* DeltaGoodrem Music/DeltaGoodrem has been extremely unlucky with her recording companies. Her first single was a pop thing she didn't quite pull off (I Don't Care), 6 years later she releases a pop-rock-dance Genre Roulette Self-Titled Album which has many people questioning her sincerity on most of the songs and she abandoned her original style of singing for Celine Dion like singing, which turned off people who liked her first Mistaken Identity, Innocent Eyes way of singing, THEN 5 years later her album which her recording company had been sitting on for maybe year is finally being discussed at being released late 2012. Unlucky artist is unlucky.
3rd Jul '16 2:32:19 PM gewunomox
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* Positive ExecutiveMeddling rescued Simon and Garfunkel's career. After their first, all-acoustic album ''Wednesday Morning, 3 AM'' tanked hard upon its 1964 release, the duo split and Paul Simon moved to England. During this hiatus, the song "The Sounds of Silence" (note the plural) became popular among radio stations in Florida, while in general TheByrds had become popular as [[TropeCodifier the pioneers of folk-rock]], scoring hits with electric covers of BobDylan songs. In June 1965, producer Tom Wilson borrowed Dylan's backing band and had them overdub electric guitar, bass and drums over the original recording. The resulting single, "The ''Sound'' of Silence", entered the charts and became the duo's first #1 single. Simon accordingly returned to the USA and reunited with Garfunkel to resume their career.

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* Positive ExecutiveMeddling rescued Simon and Garfunkel's career. After their first, all-acoustic album ''Wednesday Morning, 3 AM'' tanked hard upon its 1964 release, the duo split and Paul Simon moved to England. During this hiatus, the song "The Sounds of Silence" (note the plural) became popular among radio stations in Florida, while in general TheByrds had become popular as [[TropeCodifier the pioneers of folk-rock]], scoring hits with electric covers of BobDylan Music/BobDylan songs. In June 1965, producer Tom Wilson borrowed Dylan's backing band and had them overdub electric guitar, bass and drums over the original recording. The resulting single, "The ''Sound'' of Silence", entered the charts and became the duo's first #1 single. Simon accordingly returned to the USA and reunited with Garfunkel to resume their career.
6th Jun '16 4:12:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* LizPhair suffered heavily from this, having run out of money during the recording of her self-titled 2003 album. The execs refused to release her album unless she worked with the pop writing duo The Matrix (no, not ''[[Film/TheMatrix that]]'' one), which produced her [[BlackSheepHit biggest Billboard hit]], "Why Can't I?", which sounds almost nothing like the works that made her famous.

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* LizPhair Music/LizPhair suffered heavily from this, having run out of money during the recording of her self-titled 2003 album. The execs refused to release her album unless she worked with the pop writing duo The Matrix (no, not ''[[Film/TheMatrix that]]'' one), which produced her [[BlackSheepHit biggest Billboard hit]], "Why Can't I?", which sounds almost nothing like the works that made her famous.
5th May '16 1:59:06 AM aye_amber
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* Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates recorded his solo album, ''Sacred Songs'', in 1977 which was planned to be released later that same year. When presented to the higher-ups at RCA, the company thought the album would alienate fans of Hall and Oates and shelved it indefinitely and when Hall tried to rerecord some songs for [[KingCrimson Robert Fripp's]] solo album ''Exposure'', the company halted the move. It wasn't until a petition by fans and critics who wanted to hear the album that RCA relented and released it in 1980. Despite being well received, many people, including Fripp, who produced the album, feel that the three year delay severely dampened [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the impact the album could have had]] on the music scene at the time.

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* Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates recorded his solo album, ''Sacred Songs'', in 1977 which was planned to be released later that same year. When presented to the higher-ups at RCA, the company thought the album would alienate fans of Hall and Oates and shelved it indefinitely and when Hall tried to rerecord some songs for [[KingCrimson [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp's]] solo album ''Exposure'', the company halted the move. It wasn't until a petition by fans and critics who wanted to hear the album that RCA relented and released it in 1980. Despite being well received, many people, including Fripp, who produced the album, feel that the three year delay severely dampened [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the impact the album could have had]] on the music scene at the time.
23rd Apr '16 11:13:07 AM 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 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". The song has been derided for being a pandering ClicheStorm, but it has at least made the top 30.

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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 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". The song has been derided for being a pandering ClicheStorm, but it has and stalled out at least made the top 30.#26.
20th Apr '16 6:21:40 PM MikeK
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* Self were working on two albums around the same time: ''Gizmodgery'' (1999), a smaller-budget self-produced album performed entirely on toy instruments released on independent label Spongebath, and ''Breakfast With Girls'' (2000), an album featuring a bigger budget and an outside RecordProducer (Hugh Padgham), released on [=DreamWorks=] Records. The involvement of the larger label did affect both releases, but maybe not in the way you'd expect: [=DreamWorks=] liked the songs "Suzy Q Sailaway" and "Uno Song" so much they insisted that they be left off ''Gizmodgery'' and re-recorded for ''Breakfast With Girls''. The original recording of "Suzy Q Sailaway" featuring toy instruments was later released on ''Selfafornia'', a free digital-only album distributed by the band.

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* Self were working on two albums around the same time: ''Gizmodgery'' (1999), a smaller-budget self-produced album performed entirely on toy instruments released on independent label Spongebath, and ''Breakfast With Girls'' (2000), an album featuring a bigger budget and an outside RecordProducer (Hugh Padgham), released on [=DreamWorks=] Records. The involvement of the larger label did affect both releases, but maybe not in the way you'd expect: [=DreamWorks=] liked the songs "Suzy Q Sailaway" and "Uno Song" so much they insisted that they be left off ''Gizmodgery'' and re-recorded for included on ''Breakfast With Girls''.Girls'' instead - the two songs end up sticking out a bit stylistically on that album as a result, especially because "Suzy Q. Sailaway" was re-recorded with more conventional instrumentation, but "Uno Song" wasn't. The original recording of "Suzy Q Sailaway" featuring toy instruments was later released on ''Selfafornia'', a free digital-only album distributed by the band.
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