Posted by: Mark Ashton ()
Date: August 04, 2000 08:00PM

Dear John Q,

" As far as that House Of Lords reunion is concerned..... Of course, Z, MTM, N&T and Escape are already beating their door down wanting to sign them".

I`d just like to say that NOW AND THEN aren`t beating their door down at all. To tell you all the truth, we aren`t interested in this album at all. We recently discussed a new JAMES CHRISTIAN solo album with him but he was asking for a crazy amount of money for what was essentially a bunch of old ( and not very good ) material. There was mention of the reunion at that time, but only from his side.
I think that HOL are looking for a `big` deal with lots of upfront money. They`ll probably sign to a Japanese label and use the advance to make the album and then look to get as much as possible from Europe to pocket for themselves. Even a great new HOL album at this point is probably worth 10,000 sales in Europe maximum. I may be wrong here but I seriously doubt that the advance and promotional investment from any label would be recouped from the sales of the album.
Maybe someone from one of the other labels thinks differently, but I doubt it. HOL would be a `prestige` signing to increase the profile of a label rather than a sound financial investment with any long term potential.
For instance, CROWN OF THORNS were a band which lifted the profile of NOW AND THEN higher than we had been previously, yet we lost money on their albums. EMERALD RAIN, on the other hand, have made us a profit from each album so far and we can see a catalogue with them already building.
The HOL reunion will be a one-off so they will be looking for as much quick cash as possible which leaves the label desperately trying to recoup.

Of course, now that I`ve said this, someone will pick them up for a song and make good money from them ( It happened with THE STORM`s second album. They asked us for $75,000 for Europe only, which we refused to pay them and then they signed to MFN for next to nothing a year later ). LOL.

Bye for now,

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I'd like other's people's opinions on this post 332BLM08/02/2000 08:59AM
RE: My opinion 251John Q08/02/2000 12:18PM
Stop, you're getting me all depressed...;-( 247Peter M. Bietenholz08/02/2000 10:04PM
RE: Stop 311John Q08/03/2000 07:05AM
RE: Stop 266Dave08/03/2000 07:19AM
Futureal 668Surfpunk08/03/2000 08:10AM
3 Doors Down 229EVE608/04/2000 12:37AM
HOUSE OF LORDS218Mark Ashton08/04/2000 08:00PM
RE: HOUSE OF LORDS 274John Q08/05/2000 02:59PM
The "Empires" cd fiasco.... 242 Kevin 08/06/2000 04:27PM
RE: My opinion 202 ChrisD 08/02/2000 10:45PM
RE: My opinion 271Dave08/03/2000 01:14AM
RE: My opinion 281John Q08/03/2000 06:39AM
contradictory post award 204Pete08/03/2000 12:51AM
RE: contradictory post award..ooops 244Pete08/03/2000 01:25AM
Down with John Q! 228Surfpunk08/03/2000 04:48AM
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