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budding A&R scouts take note! Sony BMG relaunching Epic

March 27 2007 at 11:11 AM
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SONYBMG UK RELAUNCH EPIC
More SonyBMG stuff now - and this is epic news. In that... yeah, you got it.
SonyBMG UK has announced the relaunch of Epic UK. The former Sony Music
division will return with immediate effect, led by Nick Raphael, and
bringing together Raphael's current White Rabbit label (which has Lemar,
Mylo and Imogen Heap on its roster), with SonyBMG's Red Ink UK labels (the
major's indie partners) plus two brand new signings, Scouting For Girls and
Go Audio. Once up and running the new division, which will sit alongside
SonyBMG UK's existing primary label divisions, Columbia and RCA, will
operate a new A&R team who will look to expand the new label's roster with
new signings.

Announcing the launch, SonyBMG UK chief Ged Doherty told CMU: "This is an
important move for the company. It gives us another significant destination
for artists who want to sign to us by giving them the opportunity to sign to
a label with huge history and resonance within the industry. I've been very
happy with the progress of the Columbia and RCA labels since we brought them
back last year, and we need to expand our A&R capability still further to
help us grow the company in line with our overall plans. I'm delighted that
Nick Raphael will be leading Epic, he is a hugely talented and capable
executive with a track record of making successful albums with a wide
variety of artists and this is the perfect role for him".

Raphael added: "This is a great opportunity. It's an honour to be leading a
label that has such a rich history of great artists and music. I love the
fact that even recently Epic boasted artists as diverse as Michael Jackson
to the Lightning Seeds, Manic Street Preachers to Bewitched, and I hope to
build up a roster every bit as diverse and successful".

Artists signed to Epic US who have been distributed in the UK to date by
either Columbia or RCA, will continue to be handled by those divisions in
this country.

 
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shola
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March 27 2007, 11:46 AM 

Yes, and next week we're launching a new A&R blog
Sony BMG will be the first Major Record label to stop excepting Demos via CD! watch this space...

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March 27 2007, 11:52 AM 

Theyre all cunts

 
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March 27 2007, 11:53 AM 

sure...

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"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

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March 27 2007, 11:56 AM 

'Sony BMG will be the first Major Record label to stop excepting Demos via CD! watch this space...'

that is ridiculous

 
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March 27 2007, 12:00 PM 

It isn't actually, i'm sure you can imagine how many CDs get sent through on a daily basis, there's no way in hell a team of A&R guys can get through it

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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 12:05 PM 

that's a very facile way of looking at it

 
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March 27 2007, 12:06 PM 

to be honest shola when people ring our office i still ask them to send cds through to us (but with a web address for further information). Its much easier to organise than writing a list of web addresses down ...

how is the new job going by the way?

 
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March 27 2007, 12:09 PM 

That’s the whole point of the blog, rather than just listening to a CD, the blog will be more of an online community for the label and bands to build a relationship

Job’s going good, working with Ged (lovely guy) and working on the blog launch and doing bits and bobs for Columbia x


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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 12:13 PM 

oh wow you are working with Ged Doherty? For some reason i thought you were working in the international section, not at Columbia, how great!Kwame in my office had a copy of your Live magazine in the office and i didn't realise it was you until i saw your article on 'Indie Music' and you modelling stuff! very good...

 
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March 27 2007, 12:15 PM 

Nice one! glad you guys like the mag!
Yeah Ged is one of the nicest guys you could meet it’s hard to remember that’s he’s the fucking ceo of the company
Weirdness, still kicking myself tbh


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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 12:19 PM 

i just mentioned you to my boss (Brian Message) and he said he'd met you and you were lovely. lucky you! x

 
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March 27 2007, 12:20 PM 

really, when i have the worst memory in existance :( how embrassing

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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 12:29 PM 

No wonder modern music is in such a mess with you two at the healm. Lemar ffs!


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Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.
From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil.
Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing
from Energy."

 
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March 27 2007, 12:58 PM 

this thread is the worst thread ever to have appeared on this fourm.

 
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shola
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March 27 2007, 1:03 PM 

love you guys mwah :)
where's smiler when you need him?

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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 1:05 PM 

You might want to learn to spell too love. It's "accepting". That is what was fucking ridiculous about it. FFS
Truesay John.

 
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March 27 2007, 1:29 PM 

one spelling error and i get nailed, too much time on your hands

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"you spent 500 quid on a bag! What was it made out of? Jesus?"

"...you had to sneak into my room just to read my diary, it was just to see, just to see, all the things you knew i'd written about you,"

www.myspace.com/prettypettythieves

 
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March 27 2007, 1:32 PM 

i just mentioned you to my boss (Simon Cowell) and he said he'd met you and you were such a fantastic person! lucky you! xxxxXXXxxxxXXXXxxxx

 
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March 27 2007, 1:33 PM 

*existence

 
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March 27 2007, 1:35 PM 

I think Flo and Shola do a great job and are to be congratulated for having the courage to chase and land jobs they enjoy in an industry they love.

 
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March 27 2007, 1:35 PM 

absolutely burty, I agree.


 
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March 27 2007, 1:37 PM 

great job big guy. Let's hit the showers

 
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March 27 2007, 1:37 PM 

"I think Flo and Shola do a great job and are to be congratulated for having the courage to chase and land jobs they enjoy in an industry they love."

Handy hint #106

Shit in a tupperware box, then in case of emergency you'll always have a supply to suck on. You dickhead.

 
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March 27 2007, 2:50 PM 

hahahahahaha

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March 27 2007, 6:53 PM 

http://xrrf.blogspot.com/2007/03/epic-comeback.html

they link to this thread?!

 
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March 27 2007, 6:56 PM 

this is the worst thread ever. well done everyone.


now hit the showers and wash the cum off your chins.

 
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March 27 2007, 7:00 PM 

LEMAR!!!!!!!!




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"Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion,
Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.
From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil.
Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing
from Energy."

 
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March 27 2007, 9:05 PM 

'Flo and Shola' sound like cock piercings.

 
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March 27 2007, 10:13 PM 

Flo is a cock piercing. I'm going to have one ;-)

Having Shola in the record industry is anything but a bad thing.

I'd assume negativity is just how people vent their jealousy that shes got herself in a good position to (hopefully) progress and do some thing cool.

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March 27 2007, 10:21 PM 

No need to be so smug about it though is there. Especially when they job they're doing ISN'T that great really. A glorified teaboy/work experience caddie.

 
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March 27 2007, 10:45 PM 

well i for one would rather have there jobs then sit in a boring office inputing data into a stupid computer.


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March 27 2007, 11:15 PM 

*dies from boredom*

 
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March 28 2007, 12:42 AM 

Ah well eh, we can't all be winners.

You know Lee has got an application in to edit the NME?

L

 
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March 28 2007, 1:34 PM 

"Sony BMG will be the first Major Record label to stop accepting Demos via CD! watch this space..."

I have to say it is a little funny that it's announced as if it's kind of groundbreaking though Shola.

Hope you're well my dear. Sorry we didn't get to see you last time we were over. Maybe see you in June.

Zac xxx

 
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March 28 2007, 10:18 PM 

Agreed P.S

Especially Shola, who clearly has a massive love of music. I'm glad there're people like Shola in fact, who love something and have a job doing it. It's good to know that it can happen.

 
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