Tuesday, March 04, 2008

THE DEATH OF MUSIC, AND THE PEOPLE WHO KILLED IT

Chris Roling
"COO, EMI Group and CFO, EMI Group and EMI Music


Chris Roling was appointed to his current roles at EMI in August 2007. He joined Terra Firma Capital Partners as a managing director in 2007 from Imperial Chemical Industries where he was SVP Finance, Procurement and Logistics.

Prior to that Roling held senior international CFO, general management and strategy roles with Aventail Corporation, Getty Images, The Kellogg Company, RJR/Nabisco and PepsiCo.

Last updated August 2007"

Well, what impressive credentials. Anyway, ---here's a fuckin newsflash for you, good ol Chris recently suggested bands hook themselves up with their very own corporate sponsors. That's the way to fix the music industry. That and the BRILLIANT decision to saturate the market with the Spice Girls Greatest Hits. They were fucking timeless.

And then there's this!

"In recent years, independent film networks have dedicated themselves to the respectful and intelligent treatment of classic and underground cinema. But independent music has never had a permanent home. So today, we're proud to announce the April 7 beta launch of Pitchfork.tv, the first-ever music video channel dedicated to documenting independent music as it happens. As a visual extension of the music coverage Pitchfork has provided for more than a decade, and a means of updating and advancing the music television format, the online channel will bring you closer to the artists you love, through original mini-documentaries, secret rooftop and basement sessions, full concerts, exclusive interviews, and the most carefully curated selection of music videos online."

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