Sunday, October 28, 2007

Universal call in the army

It's been bad enough having record labels behaving like, and apparently instructing, law enforcement agencies. Now, they're cutting deals with the army. Although Universal have signed the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards on a strict record deal.

Like all record deals, ever, it's being touted as a million-pound deal. Presumably any cash they make will flow into the Ministry of Defence coffers; we fully expect George Osbourne to be earmarking the funds for tax cuts under a future Tory administration.