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I Fight Dragons Post A Music Business Case Study

Posted by - 08:33 PM on 01/24/13
Brian of I Fight Dragons has posted an interesting video of how painful and enduring the music industry can be at times. The video showcases a song that he wrote entitled "Lies In Stereo" which then, wasn't up to their label's standards. So throughout a year and a half, the label brought in 7.5 different writers and Brian recorded over 18 versions of the song, just so the song could never see the light of day. You can check out the video explaining the whole situation and the progression of the song in the replies.

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08:34 PM on 01/24/13
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08:34 PM on 01/24/13
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Pretty crazy.
09:10 PM on 01/24/13
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I've never listened to these guys, besides once or twice on Nintendo Video (it's the 3DS video service), but I think this song is pretty damn catchy.

I especially like the bluntness of the final version, haha. Fuck record label execs!
09:21 PM on 01/24/13
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Awkward phrasing in the news post. I don't think "enduring" is the right word here.
10:05 PM on 01/24/13
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Absolutely love where the lyrics end up in the final version.
10:55 PM on 01/24/13
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that sucks. none of them really sounded like hits to me though :/

also sayyyy it aint sooooooo
11:01 PM on 01/24/13
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Seventeen And Gone, Chicago and It's Not Me, It's You are by far the best and most inspired versions of the songs. Any of those versions I would have paid money for.

I don't know why they dropped that post-chorus on Seventeen and Gone where it switches from the I-V-II-IV to the I-V-VI-IV progression-- it's my favorite part of any of them. Also the vocal melody on "everything I needed to" probably should have been repeated both times.
11:09 PM on 01/24/13
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Sad commentary on pop music as well as record labels. Yet so many still think only good things can come of bands they like signing to bigger labels.
02:38 AM on 01/25/13
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wait, is the .5th writer a midget?
06:07 AM on 01/25/13
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This video with all those songs made me think of the integrity of writing and how so many people think of their version of lyrics to be "the one". Last band I was in couldn't get out of the studio with even a 3 song demo, and had went thru 2 singers in the process . Music is insane.
06:31 AM on 01/25/13
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06:39 AM on 01/25/13
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Watching this because I'm very curious what ".5" writers means.
07:05 AM on 01/25/13
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The most shocking thing here was not the 18 versions, but how awful Adam Schlesinger's take on it was.
07:22 AM on 01/25/13
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The most shocking thing here was not the 18 versions, but how awful Adam Schlesinger's take on it was.
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