||According to reports in today's "Daily Express" today (havent got an online version..sorry) Mick HASNT been dropped by EMI following the flop of his latest solo venture
Despite the fact that EMI cut their losses with Mariah Carey and have paid off over 1,000 employees and cut their artists roster worldwide, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are NOT being dropped - even though their solo releases were commercial failures......whats bailed them both out according to the story has been the fact that EMI still manage to sell so many units of the back catalogue of a certain couple of bands that each of them is more commonly associated with....
||Yesterday's Pawtuck Times
Jagger Stays With Virgin
Mar 28, 2002 (WENN via COMTEX) -- Rocker MICK JAGGER will continue to make music with VIRGIN - according to EMI head honcho ALAIN LEVY.
Levy, chairman of EMI MUSIC WORLDWIDE who own Virgin, lashed out at reports the company was planning to drop the ROLLING STONES frontman after struggling sales of his latest album GODDESS IN THE DOORWAY.
Levy says, "With global sales of over 1.2. million Mick Jagger's solo album has outsold his previous solo projects and has proved a huge success especially in the U.S and Germany.
"It is absurd to suggest we are planning to drop him from the label."
The BROWN SUGAR band have been signed to Virgin since their 1971 hit LP STICKY FINGERS and Jagger decided to stay with them for his first solo album SHE'S THE BOSS in 1985. (ES/WN/BRC)
From WENN correspondent EMILY SHERIDAN in London
Perry Farrell - On his way out?
JANE'S ADDICTION frontman PERRY FARRELL could be one of the first big name casualties of EMI's looming artist clear out.
Farrell, signed to EMI subsidiary Virgin, could be joined on the scrapheap by Ben Harper as EMI follow their announcement of 1,800 staff cuts with measures designed to skin the fat from the label's roster.
The New York Post reports that the label will be no respecter of reputations. The paper claims both Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger (as a solo artist) just missed the axe, because the label makes so much money selling their old The Beatles and Rolling Stones albums.
While David Munns, vice chairman of EMI, claimed "there is no truth to them being dropped from the company", a Virgin insider said Jagger and Paul McCartney were under scrutiny until recently.
McCartney's most recent solo album 'Driving Rain' failed to excite either the critics or the charts on his much vaunted release last year. And referring to the Wings retrospective album that sank last year, the source said: "Paul's stuff is just so schmaltzy," the insider said. "And no one liked Wings when they were actually a band, so why would they like them now?"
[Edited by Jaxx]
||"Goddess In The Doorway" Sell 1.2 millions??
Not Too Bad, look this numbers:
She´s The Boss - 2.5 millions ww -
Wandering Spirit - 2.3 millions ww -
Goddess In The Doorway - 1.2 millions ww -
Primitive Cool - 750.000 ww -
+ Dancing in The Street - 1,2 ww -
+ State Of Shock - 1,5 ww -
and others singles, Mick sold more than 10 millions worldwide.
Mick only did one tour (and 1 big concert in "Live Aid"), he no make tours with his albums, the sales are respectable, or not?
||I always thought that the previous report of Mick being fropped was a joke...I mean why would Virgin antagonize him publicly like this, ridiculous !
as for "The BROWN SUGAR band have been signed to Virgin since their 1971 hit LP STICKY FINGERS and Jagger decided to stay with them for his first solo album SHE'S THE BOSS in 1985. (ES/WN/BRC) "
That shows the extent of that guy's knowledge of the band's label history...He probably looked at the Sticky Fingers et all labels and saw Virgin on them...hey dummy, Virgin BOUGHT the back catalogue in 92/93 ! As for "She's the Boss" my oroginal LP says CBS all over it !