Carrie is not on their floating array of artists yet on the home page-- but it is fascinating to watch this and see the huge names on Carrie's label now. Ie- Beatles, Stones, Elton John, Katy Perry, Gaga, Kanye, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, U2, The Weekend, Drake, Eminem, etc. It goes on and on.
UMG - Universal Music Group
We should be able to express our views in a respectful manner. As long as we can say what we need without attacking each other, it will be okay lol. But, some posts definitely will be emotionally charged as someone else put it. I have to admit to being one of those emotionally charged people sometimes, but I try to do it respectfully if I can.
^^^ That's cool how they display the artists like that....... So many big big names, she is in good company......
I may be late to the party - haven't been on in a couple days and it may be back on topic now, but as Donna said - this thread is to discuss Carrie's new deal with UMG. Please take discussion of what/ who is/isn't country to the general music forum. Thanks!
"Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well."-Kelly Clarkson to Scott Borchetta about American Idol artistsThanks so much Danielle!
For example, you mentioned Jo Dee Messina is from Boston but you believe her when she sings country. I personally don't get how your "not being from South" doesn't apply to her in this case. Keith Urban was born in NZ, lived in Australia, far from authentic country regions in US lol. Darius Rucker was far from country early on as well.
Personally, I find it harder to accept someone like Cassadee Pope. From day 1 you know she's only in country just because there's a better chance to succeed.
I wonder what ever happened to the UK tour Carrie had mentioned last year at C2C? I had expected it to happen after the North American leg of the Storyteller tour, like this spring.
Perhaps the new label can help with that.
Just a random observation...Universal has now taken over the copyright on Carrie's official website. Sony had remained at the bottom for quite awhile after the announcement. I wondered if Universal was waiting until the new album look was rolled out, but they clearly have not waited and are in full control.
Of note-- as it could apply to Carrie--- UMG is having a trend of releasing several lead singles before the album drops. It worked well for Keith Urban, so Sam Hunt said he is doing it too. I would be happy if they have Carrie do that too as that could mean a new lead single this fall, and maybe a 2nd lead single after, with the album dropping later. Fine by me as it keeps the buzz going and we have something to look forward to sooner. Hope she follows this trend.
The more singles she releases before the album the more copies of the album she won't sell. I feel if she releases 3 singles before the album drops she'll sell less copies than one single being released. Anticipation would be lower as most of the singles are done. I just don't like the idea. I feel it hurts album sales, at least for country artists, they aren't as big single artists as they are album artists. I trust Universal will know the best route, I just hope it's not release single after single without an album.
^ It doesn't seem to have hurt Keith's sales, though he doesn't sell as much as he used to (does anyone?) so it is hard to say.
I guess I am fine with 2 lead singles, and then the album. 3 lead singles is a bit much.
^I always buy her albums (multiple copies for gifts). I buy the songs I really like for my iPod -- have all of my favorite music there to play in the car.