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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."

Submitted by Zummy

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.

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 12:01 PM

I hear Blink got dropped because they don't travel in the same tour bus anymore.

oneeightytwo 10/24/12 12:17 PM

Looking forward to what could happen!

torres 10/24/12 12:22 PM

I doubt they got dropped. Incubus is also independent at the moment. Sony apparently offered them a very generous offer to stay on, but Incubus refused to re-sign with them. I expect the same happened with Blink 182.

bobcatbob18 10/24/12 12:43 PM

Rumor has it the heads at Geffen dropped Blink because they thought Tom didn't look like he wanted to be there.

WhaleSnake 10/24/12 12:53 PM

are they forever independent? or just until they find another label? will it cost them less to put out an album now or more seeing there will be a huge demand and theyd have to print so many copies themselves as well as promote?

SureAsRain 10/24/12 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by zack-182 (Post 114555272)
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.


I can def see a situation where they had to either negotiate a new deal, since they were still on their contract from the hiatus, or leave the label. So they decided to just leave the label. I feel like if they really desired being unsigned, they would have discussed it more during the recent push of the last album.

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SureAsRain (Post 114560112)
I can def see a situation where they had to either negotiate a new deal, since they were still on their contract from the hiatus, or leave the label. So they decided to just leave the label. I feel like if they really desired being unsigned, they would have discussed it more during the recent push of the last album.

They were likely still under contract when they decided to come back, hence releasing Neighborhoods on Interscope.

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by WhaleSnake (Post 114559792)
are they forever independent? or just until they find another label? will it cost them less to put out an album now or more seeing there will be a huge demand and theyd have to print so many copies themselves as well as promote?

Their overhead costs aren't as high now that they all have their own fully stocked studios. Obviously distributing a record independently is more complicated, but I imagine they'll just find a distributor and handle it that way.

Jason Tate 10/24/12 01:04 PM

Their contracted ended, the band did not renew.

Playsw/Squirels 10/24/12 01:13 PM

Man these guys are such All Time Low wannabe's!

;-)

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 114560392)
Their contracted ended, the band did not renew.

You're wrong -- they quit the label!

tdlyon 10/24/12 01:35 PM

I have a feeling they'll either sign to Tom's label To the Stars or start their own. Tom is very efficient at this kind of stuff judging from his work with AVA, so either way they should be fine.

buddah knome 10/24/12 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bobcatbob18 (Post 114559382)
Rumor has it the heads at Geffen dropped Blink because they thought Tom didn't look like he wanted to be there.

/thread

buddah knome 10/24/12 01:42 PM

I love the comment mark makes about the end about his hair, and the band haha

iden22 10/24/12 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by bobcatbob18 (Post 114559382)
Rumor has it the heads at Geffen dropped Blink because they thought Tom didn't look like he wanted to be there.

I laughed.

Saying Sorry 10/24/12 01:50 PM

Hoping Hopeless signs them, but its a hopeless thought

RockVocalPower 10/24/12 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Saying Sorry (Post 114562912)
Hoping Hopeless signs them, but its a hopeless thought

0% chance

Saying Sorry 10/24/12 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by RockVocalPower (Post 114563442)
0% chance

That's why I said its a hopeless thought..I am not an idiot buddy

Alex26 10/24/12 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Playsw/Squirels (Post 114560932)
Man these guys are such All Time Low wannabe's!

;-)

I laughed haha. And funny how both bands weren't happy with interscope. This says something about the label.

Madasahatter93 10/24/12 02:31 PM

lol they got dropped because of that flop album

MrDelux 10/24/12 02:38 PM

Guys, they are signing to Rise. Rise outbid interscope....

blinditachi 10/24/12 02:47 PM

They definitely were not dropped. Anyone remember the Billboard cover story? I also remember reading another article where someone from Interscope said that Neighborhoods sold more in its first week than the label thought it would and that they would like to continue to work with them.


Dennehy says that Interscope plans to continue a relationship with the band after "Neighborhoods." "We're in the business of putting out Blink-182 albums, and . . . we're excited about the future now that they're back together," he says. Meanwhile, Hoppus doesn't express any displeasure with the band's label situation, and Barker says there weren't any "horror stories" involved with the release.

GreekRebel1153 10/24/12 02:50 PM

I believe they will be signing Mightier than Sword and are going to be dropping the long overdue Take Off Your Pants And Jacket record.

dunkinsdonut 10/24/12 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Saying Sorry (Post 114564032)
That's why I said its a hopeless thought..I am not an idiot buddy

Yet you still say you are hoping on a hopeless thought. Kinda does make you an idiot.

Saying Sorry 10/24/12 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by dunkinsdonut (Post 114565402)
Yet you still say you are hoping on a hopeless thought. Kinda does make you an idiot.

So..? Has no one ever in their life had a hopeless thought? Obviously I can hope Fall Out Boy reunite, tour with All Time Low, Blink and Green Day, but obviously that is a hopeless thought.. see I have a thought thats hopeless, idiot

RiverfenixBen 10/24/12 04:04 PM

after reading that, it made it sound like they "fired" their label...they even kinda had a "good luck with all your future endeavors" in there lol

If blink-182 started a record label...i feel like every band from metalcore bands to pop bands would be on their nuts to sign them...i dont even want to imagine what all the cheesycore bands would do.

punkcrap 10/24/12 04:23 PM

Whatever it is, it seems like they have it all planned out. I mean, from what we can see in social networks, Tom's never been more excited with blink, and we know how much he works when he's motivated with a project;

skellorock 10/24/12 04:29 PM

they'll probably start their own....but if they sign to epitaph, that label will have officially conquered the world haha

when does JEW's contract end? They've gotta get away from there and find a new home like...I dunno maybe ANTI? or Merge? Interscope is useless

CoheedForever 10/24/12 04:46 PM

Being independent suits them well now a days.

Charles777 10/24/12 05:18 PM

They should Louis CK it.

Joey-Wan Kenobi 10/24/12 06:26 PM

How often do you hear a band and label part, and have the band say "we wish them the best of luck in the future".. Haha

luqmanhakim 10/24/12 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Playsw/Squirels (Post 114560932)
Man these guys are such All Time Low wannabe's!

;-)


I know right?!

stellaparkmike 10/24/12 08:22 PM

They're a big enough band that they can hold things down on their own, or have the negotiating power to have other labels fighting over them. The way majors work and take cuts from every way possible, their old deal could have not been giving them their fair share.

SilverThings 10/24/12 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GreekRebel1153 (Post 114565192)
I believe they will be signing Mightier than Sword and are going to be dropping the long overdue Take Off Your Pants And Jacket record.


Lolz.

Acad08 10/24/12 09:32 PM

Go Blink!