TenPoundHammer wrote: Matt B wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Lyric Street is like Curb. They hyperfocus on one artist (Tim in Curb's case, RF in Lyric Street's case) and ignore the rest. I'm sure that Josh Gracin, Sarah Buxton, Phil "I Sing Flatter than Alfalfa" Stacey, Trent "Where the *(@#$ is my second album" and SHeDAISY could back me up on this.
No they don't focus on one artist. The fact of the matter is that the way radio is nowadays, it's harder to get a hit single. They started Carolwood to be able to get more music on the charts. Phil Stacey's no longer with Lyric Street. Sarah's new single is doing fine and josh and Bucky Covington both have singles doing ok on radio right now. Curb is having success with more than McGraw.
Then can you explain why, after 12 years, LeAnn Rimes still hasn't broken through? Why Curb screwed her over by releasing an album without her consent, then screwed over Tim by releasing Greatest Hits 3.1415926 just because they're trying to delay the last studio album in his contract? Why Amy Dalley had SEVEN singles released but no album?
Actually come to think of it, BNA is just as bad. They trapped Lonestar in that sippy cup formula and it totally wrecked their careers. Kenny's been trapped on the beach for ages now, but he's not even close to being buried yet. And Kellie Pickler gets all the promotion in the world, yet radio totally snubs her.
How do you think that LeAnn hasn't "broken through?" What do you consider "breaking through?"
Curb didn't "screw her over" by releasing an album without her consent. She TURNED IN AN ALBUM. That's how an album gets released. The artist records it, when they think it's ready, they bring it to the label to approve (or not approve). So, if at the end of the day, she didn't like it, she shouldn't have turned the album in.
As far as the release of the Tim McGraw Greatest Hits... 9 out of 10 record deals have clauses in them about labels releasing Greatest Hits projects if the label should so desire, usually IN ADDITION to the 5 (approx) original material albums the artist is required to turn in to fulfill the contract. The label was most likely 100% within their rights to release a Tim greatest hits package again. After all, it's in the contract. If it wasn't, then Tim has the right to sue, but he won't because he doesn't have a right. He may be "upset" because he was working on a studio album, but really, he has no legal right to disagree with it, as it's most likely in his contract with Curb.
BNA didn't "wreck" Lonestar's career. Richie McDonald wrecked Lonestar's career.