Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Universal rub hands with delight

ContactMusic haven't sourced the quote they attribute to Hassan Choudhury, vice president of Universal Music International, and you really have to hope it's not genuine. They claim he said:

"There's no getting away from the fact all the coverage has kept Amy Winehouse's profile at the highest level.

"Everyone (at Universal) is extremely happy with the amount of records we've sold and a lot of it has been down to some amazing marketing opportunities in the market when the artist wasn't available."

How fortunate that "the coverage" of a woman getting more and more addicted to crack has helped the profile and sell records, eh?

Like we say: let's hope the quote has got a little lost in translation. If it's genuine, then he might want to consider his position. If it's not, ContactMusic have some explaining to do.