Posts Tagged ‘Guy Hands’

By Hans Ebert The stories from former and current staff at many of the offices about the politics and mismanagement of one of the major music companies in the region is not only a pity, it’s a bloody disgrace, especially having worked for the company when it was the leading music company in the region [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s reached a point where it’s not even a case of Them versus Us. It’s finally come around to how to get around legalese that were questionable from the start, but which many were too timid to question, especially at those tribal gatherings of wannabe big swinging dicks who would waltz in [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend in horse racing recently asked who I thought was the best music executive in Asia. The answer was easy: No one. If there was a “best”, or even an “effective” music executive, this region wouldn’t be seen as existing only as a token gesture. Making up only a minuscule percentage [...]

Monkey-see, monkey-do. It’s what most of Hong Kong is afflicted with and if, somehow, someone, somewhere, either in Hong Kong or The Pied Piper of Hamlyn doesn’t find a way to shower this place with inspiration that will make originality live again, this city will be known as The City Of Lemmings. Forget the buffet [...]

(source: Madras Geek) But how does anyone make any MONEY outta music? This was what a group of us ex-music execs were discussing last night before saying, to hell, with it and losing ourselves in the bowels and bosom of a karaoke club that David Lynch would find weird. But before this, we played the [...]

The Pogues played a surprise gig in Hong Kong- and possibly other cities- last week. The real surprise is that no one knew about the gig. Here lies the problem: Too many out there with lovely ideas which they are either financially unable to or else don’t have the experience to turn into reality- and [...]

“We believe this transaction is an exceptional value-maximizing opportunity that serves the best interests of stockholders as well as the best interests of music fans, our recording artists and songwriters, and the wonderful people of this company. Most importantly, Access supports Warner Music’s commitment to our recording artists and songwriters who are the foundation of [...]

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Of course, the really big news in music today is that Justin Bieber has cut his hair to “look more mature”. This- and who can blame them- has caused the Biebs, or whatever his fans are called- to cry, throw tantrums and scream, “Why, Biebs, why?” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/justin-biebers-haircut-was-calculated-160153 Meanwhile, as if to prove that oxymorons are [...]

It’s now become boring. It’s the story that refuses to go away and like a bad smell, it just lingers on. In 3-4 short years, we have seen EMI’s former CEO- Eric Luciano “The Biscuit Bungler” aka “The Farmer” Nicoli, CBE- rid himself of Chairman and Co-Chairman Alain Levy and David Munns and take EMI [...]