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Why did Purple left EMI Records???


Why??? The last album did charted in Europe.

If they gonna move to another label, I hope it's gonna be Sony Music, Epic, that's the label of Joe Satriani, so we can have a better chance of a Mark 6 live album and also Satch could do records/music with Purple again. emoticon

So what's the real deal with EMI Records???
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Re: Why did Purple left EMI Records???


EMI needs the money for Living Loud emoticon
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Re: Why did Purple left EMI Records???


DP probably didn't CHOOSE to leave the label, the label probably left them. And the likely hood of a major label picking them up is small, today labels want bands that will sell volume, and that's not DP.
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Re: Why did Purple left EMI Records???


quote:

Ian Gillan wrote:

What ever happened to EMI?

Financial Times, Tuesday 8th Feb 2005

Headline on the front page of the Companies and Markets Section

EMI shares fall 16% on profits warning.

EMI's shares lost 16% yesterday, after the world's third largest music group said music sales for the year to March 31 would be 8-10 per cent down on the previous year and pre-tax profits before exceptional items would fall by about 15 per cent.

The announcement prompted Standard and Poor's, the credit rating agency, to place EMI on credit watch for a possible downgrade to junk status...

Fact: Deep Purple sold around 150,000 tickets in the UK alone, at the beginning and end of the 'Bananas' tour that covered about 38 countries in 18 months and played to millions around the world. EMI, in the UK, pressed - and sold easily - 18,000 copies. They refused point blank to produce any more.

I couldn't in all fairness even paraphrase the reasons they gave to our management and - even more insultingly - to our friends in Cologne, because those reasons are beyond my comprehension. But I do wonder if they have ever had to explain this sort of thing to the shareholders, who might be baffled at the decision to pass, on - at a conservative guess - the potential of half a million pounds worth of gross sales in one territory, and that from a band that has generated in excess of one billion pounds of income from the public into the coffers of the industry as a whole over the last thirty five years (not that we've seen much of it you understand).

One other thing - I think most of us on the creative side were appalled at the rejection by our industry of the Internet potential when it emerged quite a few years ago. That's what happens when you fire your bright people and rely upon your suits. Had IT been embraced instead of being seen as a threat then…ah, what then? We are back to the bullet in Hitler's brain - we'd probably all be dead, so thank you EMI. What's done is done.

Enough, we move on. DP is no longer with EMI and - if the silly grin on Bruce Payne's face is anything to go by - the future looks very bright indeed, in the category - new record company; but that's for him to announce. (BP is our beloved manager).

However I would like to say a great big thank you from me and I'm sure on behalf of all of us who have had the privilege of working with some wonderful and enthusiastic music people over the years, within EMI and others. Not only in England but especially in Germany and also in all the other territories. To all of our mates there may I say, cheers…it's been fun, and you're always welcome backstage.

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quote:

Milan Fahrnholz wrote:

quote:

Ian Gillan wrote:

 (BP is our beloved manager).

 




Incredible to read that when you know the relationship between them in 1988 !!

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