Friday, August 16, 2002

The Kelli Deal

Interesting thread on the One Little Indian discussion board about Kelli Ali's Tigermilk album and the poor level of support she's been getting from 1LI - some of it does seem to be fair, such as mispellings of her name on official websites (we do that all the time, but it's not our job to promote her) and the sending of PAL format tapes to american TV stations; not to mention the constantly slipping release date for the album.

But what really irks is a post from someone having a go back - "None of you work in the industry; you don't realise how difficult it is to get great coverage" cries someone. Which manages to be both arrogant - the little people don't understand - and scarily wrong. Getting good coverage is one of the reasons why record companies and PR exist. If they can't deliver that, then what's their point?
Still, full kudos to the label for letting this remain on their site - lesser labels would have pulled it straight away.

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