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Wake Up, Is Anyone Else Splitting From Virgin?

Posted by - 10:54 AM on 03/04/11
AM Taxi split from Virgin Records.

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10:55 AM on 03/04/11
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Matthew Tsai
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Hope this leads to better things for them - this band is way too good.
11:01 AM on 03/04/11
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InTheatersNow
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AKA got dropped.
11:06 AM on 03/04/11
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I love when I see a title for a news post and instantly know who posted it.
11:06 AM on 03/04/11
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I love 'The Mistake'.
11:07 AM on 03/04/11
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label never did shit for them anyways
11:08 AM on 03/04/11
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This will work out for the best, really. These guys are one of my favorites.
11:09 AM on 03/04/11
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Shocked EMI is still operating, to be honest. Not sure how you can be so broke when you have the rights to such popular catalogs.
11:16 AM on 03/04/11
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It's not always the labels fault. Just throwing that out there.
11:26 AM on 03/04/11
irthesteve
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I like the thread title attempt... but it doesnt work so well, haha
11:39 AM on 03/04/11
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It's not always the labels fault. Just throwing that out there.
This.

Sometimes the label does everything in their power and the album still doesn't react to the general public. It's a combination of having the right song at the right time, luck, hard work (This means each member puts in more hours than a full time job), back story, and tours, among other things.
12:01 PM on 03/04/11
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This band is absolutely incredible. I hope this leads to good things for them.
12:01 PM on 03/04/11
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Despite their old bands, despite how big they are in Chicago, and whatever BIG label they were on... this band needs to hit the road hard on a local level just like every other independent band. I would love to tour/party with AM Taxi and help them in any way. Great band. Cool dudes. I played with them once at The Warehouse in Wisconsin. They were really good. The scene needs more good rock bands like this one.
12:06 PM on 03/04/11
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Not surprised. And while I definitely enjoy a few cuts from the band's album...

When are record labels going to learn that signing a band who sounds exactly like an already popular band won't work? By the time the majors get their hands on them, the general public has decided on a "favorite" and anything else is usually interpreted as a cheap knock-off. I'm not saying that more than one band with a certain type of "sound" can't co-exist, nor am I saying that it's a bad thing.

But in terms of having a "hit," it just won't happen for more than one or two bands in any sub-genre of "punk rock" at any given time. There's only so much room on radio playlists.

That being said? These dudes would probably fair better on an indie than a major, anyway.
12:06 PM on 03/04/11
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It's not always the labels fault. Just throwing that out there.
It was YOUR fault. In fact, I am blaming you for everything bad that happens in the music industry from here on out. I'm starting the "BlameDave" movement.

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