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Jason Tate 10/24/12 11:19 AM

Blink 182 Address Independence with MTV
 
Blink 182 have talked with MTV about being free agents.
From the Article"Yes indeed, we are no longer with Interscope. It's been a long, amazing journey with them, starting with Cargo records, then MCA, then Geffen, and finally Interscope, but the time has come to move on," he wrote. "The reasons for us not working together are many and varied, but mostly we wish them luck in everything in their future, and thank those there who've worked so hard on Blink-182 throughout the years."

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Zack Zarrillo 10/24/12 11:20 AM

Recording in March sounds good

PermanentTourists 10/24/12 11:24 AM

The fun way of saying they were dropped.

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114554882)
The fun way of saying they were dropped.

LOL not at all. Why would Interscope drop a band that makes bank on shed tours?

This is clearly something they've been working toward and negotiating about for a while.

ParkwayTom 10/24/12 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114554882)
The fun way of saying they were dropped.

Right. I mean, why would Interscope want such an unprofitable band?

Mark says in the article that the contract was finished, bro.

Zack Zarrillo 10/24/12 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RockVocalPower (Post 114555102)
LOL not at all. Why would Interscope drop a band that makes bank on shed tours?

This is clearly something they've been working toward and negotiating about for a while.

Well, if blink-182 has been signed for 15 years, they probably didn't have a 360 deal. So the label would most likely have seen nothing from their touring profits, besides CDs sold on the road.

I imagine the deal just ran out though.

bradsonemanband 10/24/12 11:30 AM

cool. i'm excited to see how this all plays out for them and throughout the release of the next record.

PirateSkater182 10/24/12 11:34 AM

Crossing my fingers they start their own label. That would be so awesome.

kidinthebushes 10/24/12 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114554882)
The fun way of saying they were dropped.


That's what I was thinking too.

EastCoastKid20 10/24/12 11:37 AM

Sign to Little Heart and tour with On My Honor!
I want soup.

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 11:37 AM

Tom has been a staunch supporter of independence ever since he was able to get out of AVA's contract with Geffen. He has run that band in a self-sufficient manner for years... why exactly do people think Blink were dying to stay with an outdated business model when they have the clout, fanbase and money to do it all themselves?

PermanentTourists 10/24/12 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by RockVocalPower (Post 114555102)
LOL not at all. Why would Interscope drop a band that makes bank on shed tours?

This is clearly something they've been working toward and negotiating about for a while.

Because they are a band that takes forever on everything.

Zummy 10/24/12 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114555872)
Because they are a band that takes forever on everything.

I don't care how long they take if you have Blink 182, one of the hottest pop-punk bands around on your label, and they sell out tours wherever they go you don't drop them. That would be insane.

Zack Zarrillo 10/24/12 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114555872)
Because they are a band that takes forever on everything.

So? They told near 500K records of Neighborhoods. 7/10 major label records completely flop and the remaining pay for those flops. Doesn't matter how long it takes if it sells.

absolutebutthol 10/24/12 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by PermanentTourists (Post 114555872)
Because they are a band that takes forever on everything.

Thats really why you think they dropped them? Wow.