I went with "only if the label has a track record of putting artists high in the charts," but what the hell do I know? Based on history my answer should be no, but I'm willing to do a little wishful thinking.
Good poll, BG.
I was thinking about this today. I would like to think he’s already received some offers since the other day, but I don’t know.
There’s so many great independent labels who would be a perfect fit for him AND push him the way he deserves. Time will tell.
The question isn't whether he'll get any offers, but rather whether he'll accept any.
The reason he was without a label for five years was, by his own admission, because he was uninterested in signing with indie labels/taking the self-release route and dissatisfied with the offers he was getting from major labels. If recall correctly, his primary complaint was that too many of the majors wanted a level of control over his output that he wasn't comfortable with. Unfortunately, his stubborn refusal to adapt to the ever-changing industry coupled with his apparent blindness to the reality of what a contract with a major label typically entails these days makes it increasingly difficult for him to find a platform to release his music.
In that case, I agree. And I also think he'd fit well on a label like Merge, or Anti, or 4AD. I just wish he were willing to take that plunge.Oh, I know I was just meaning like....I wouldn’t be surprised if he got offered already, but that doesn’t mean he’d accept.
In that case, I agree. And I also think he'd fit well on a label like Merge, or Anti, or 4AD. I just wish he were willing to take that plunge.
Me too. I think you're right, though—he doesn't seem to understand the downfalls of someone like him being with a major label in 2014, and also appears to be blind to the potential value of being on a minor label. With the right minor, he'd wind up with total creative control, quality packaging, thoughtful promotion, and so on. He's clinging to an ideal that hasn't existed for well over a decade (two decades?) now.
Although the cultural world/media remain fascinated by him, most people simply aren't interested him as a modern day singer/recording artist hence the risible sales of World Peace.