Re: Hey Danny!
Posted by: Danny Danzi ()
Date: June 26, 2001 08:21AM

Hi Surf,

Yes, I feel it is the label's job to hit the major stuff. There are things the artist can do, but for the most part they don't want to talk to me. It's the label's that have the pull especially when they hear an English accent on the phone. Believe it or not, that alone CAN make a difference. Read this and you'll see why an artist can't really handle this alone. http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2001/03/14/payola/index.html

This is the truth in US radio today, and how it works. If I have to go through @!#$ like this, I might as well leave the label and start my own. You get signed because someone believed in you. If they truly believe, they can't sit on you and watch you fall by the wayside signing other acts that had their shot. If I'm not good enough to be pushed into a major market or given a shot, I should be fired asap for taking up some other great artist's time and money. It's that simple. One of these days when I get a bit older, I'm going to attempt the impossible. I'm going to start my own little label, and get one great act that I will invest in on the side. I'm talking totally invest. Who knows, maybe it will be myself at the rate things are going in this scene. And you mark my words, with some hard work, and the right investments with radio instead of word of mouth, true talent will prevail in any case if it is delivered properly.

Am I at that point now? No because I simply don't know enough about it to get involved with something like that and still deliver great music. It's too much for one guy to handle, that's why I say I might just do another great band. Right now from what I see (because Andy Slostad my rhythm guitarist works for Y-100 one of the biggest stations in the Philadelphia area) radio runs what will go on in the scene, not the labels. They have a testing time period to see what will fly, and what won't. It matters not how much a label is willing to pay if the ratings on a particular act are not good. We have bands on the radio over here that don't even have proper record deals, recording, producers, managers etc. They got through with someone that had a few bucks to get their music on the radio, and the masses dug it.

The major lables scope these bands out and see who's doing well, and they sign them to a chincy one album deal to see how things go. Every month the label people come to the station bearing gifts to the big wigs at stations to play their stuff. I saw it with my own 2 eyes one time when I was at a station helping a friend with some production material. I asked who the suits were, and was told "it's the label dudes bearing gifts for airplay and connection purposes."

Sad but true. So we need to somehow jump on this band wagon if it is indeed the answer to SOME sort of radio airplay. Even if we make it to the testing phase, that's success right there. Read that artical and see how scary it really is. You'll definitely think twice about becoming a pro musician that's for sure. :-) Peace....

Danny Danzi
http://www.dannydanzi.com

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 143Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 108Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 116Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 85Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 94TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 108 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 85 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 118 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 104 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 89Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 78John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 80 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 113Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 105 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 100Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 87Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 104Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 102 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 79 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 89Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 94 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 98Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 97 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 88 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 85Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 97Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 73 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 86 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 100Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 96Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 78 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 93 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 87Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 101 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 106 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 98 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 79 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 69 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 102Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny!100 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 79Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 89 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 104 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 91John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 88Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 117 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 109Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 85 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 93 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 102Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 80 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 99 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 94John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 113 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 107 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 134Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 120 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 97Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 127 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 108John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 125 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 105 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 103 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 94 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 110 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 96Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 117 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 100 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 111Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 103 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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