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Remember last month when I said that Universal pressured Matt Good to record Alert Status Red, and Matt came on to say that didn't happen, and it eventually degenerated into Matt and Scot fighting?

 

 

In all three cases I ultimately returned to the studio to add material to recordings that I viewed as complete. In the case of White Light, I believe that it was extremely destructive to the initial intent of the recording and, ultimately, did nothing to further sales.

 

 

You see? I was right.

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He didn't say ASR was one of the songs they force him to play. In his reply on our forums he said he wasn't pressured to write ASR, it was one of his original songs.

 

I should also clarify that Alert Status Red existed prior to Universal asking me to record more material. And, as has happened in the past, they accepted what I offered them. It happens to 99% of the musicians on the planet, even those that many here would think untouchable.

 

So umm, no ;). But he did have to add material.

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He didn't say ASR was one of the songs they force him to play. In his reply on our forums he said he wasn't pressured to write ASR, it was one of his original songs.

 

I should also clarify that Alert Status Red existed prior to Universal asking me to record more material. And, as has happened in the past, they accepted what I offered them. It happens to 99% of the musicians on the planet, even those that many here would think untouchable.

 

So umm, no ;). But he did have to add material.

I still maintain I heard him on the Fox saying the exact opposite, but I digress.

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I probably will take Matt's word

He doens't leave much reason to argue against

and who cares, it's an awesome song, whether he be forced to write it or not

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It's a rather political song, I doubt that it's a song a record company pressured him to write. Definitely sounds like a song Matt would decide to record by himself, without anyone telling him to.

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So what's all this about being pressured into writing songs? And about ASR being one of his original songs? Does this mean that not all of his songs are written by him, or original? And Universal pressures him to write songs? I'm confused. :S

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He writes his songs but sometimes, like all other artists, record companies impose.

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That's why indie labels will eventually destroy majors.

 

Soon after MSI got booted off of Elektra, they released a live albuma nd an EP on their own Uppity Cracker label, and made more money form those releases than they made from their entire time with the label.

 

They said that signing to a major is like buying a lottery ticket. You're basically throwing away your money.

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is that directed at me?

 

if it is, which they?

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That's why indie labels will eventually destroy majors.

 

Soon after MSI got booted off of Elektra, they released a live albuma nd an EP on their own Uppity Cracker label, and made more money form those releases than they made from their entire time with the label.

 

They said that signing to a major is like buying a lottery ticket. You're basically throwing away your money.

lottery tickets only cost like $2 though.

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He writes his songs but sometimes, like all other artists, record companies impose.

As in, have their input? Or write a complete song for him?

Edited by MarketTomato

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In the comments section from the Mblog entry that is quoted in the original post this as follows:

 

 

Hey Matt, just thought I
Edited by Monochrome Rainbow

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It's hardly surprising that Matt is changing his story...he has a long history of revising events.

 

Interesting thread, though.

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