Hello dear listeners.
The big news today that I didn't touch on during the radio show, since I learned about it after the show, is that EMI music has been purchased by Universal Music Group and Sony Corp. How is it important for us as prog fans? Well a lot of great prog bands started on EMI (or Harvest, which was a subsiduary of EMI), like Marillion, Pallas, and of course Pink Floyd. They were also the home of The Beatles! At one point in the 80s EMI was instrumental in the revival of prog, what we now call the Neo-Prog movement, by signing bands that had a certain following at the Marquee and elsewhere around the UK. Of course, as with any corporate music business, they dumped a lot of bands for lack of sales, but that is the nature of the music business... business!! They usually go where the winds of money go. Anyway, how will that affect us prog fans? Well, not much since most of the back catalogues have been sold with the company. Most of the profits from the recently released (and forthcoming releases) of the Pink floyd catalogue will go to the new Universal/Sony alliance. As for bands who still don't own the full rights to their own songs? I don't know exactly how that affects them... how that affects their future purchasing of their own rights. I will try and find out!
One last thing: next week's radio show will last 4 hours, and will concentrate on the live releases of 2011.
The play list was as follow:
1- Lentamente, by Doracor (La Vita Che Cade, 2011)
2- Settimo Cielo, by Doracor (La Vita Che Cade, 2011)
3- So Far and So Near, by Eternal Wanderers (So Far and So Near, 2011)
4- Mounds, by Eternal Wanderers (So Far and So Near, 2011)
5- The Wiki Man, by The Tangent (COMM, 2011)
6- Prologue, by Seven Steps to the Green Door (The Book, 2011)
7- The Empty Room, by Seven Steps to the Green Door (The Book, 2011)
8- The Green Door, by Seven Steps to the Green Door (The Book, 2011)
9- One Last Au Revoir, by Arena (The Seventh Degree of Separation, 2011)
10- Catching the Bullet, by Arena (The Seventh Degree of Separation, 2011)
11- Welcome to The Institute of Modern Love Part I, by The Institute of Modern Love (Welcome to The Institute of Modern Love EP, 2011)
12- Impression IV, by Lunatic Soul (Impressions, 2011)
13- Impression VI, by Lunatic Soul (Impressions, 2011)
14- Snuff, by Mogon (Colossus, Forthcoming 2012)
15- Enchanted, by After... (No Attachements, 2011)
16- Gone in the Blink of an Eye, by Unitopia (One Night in Europe, 2011)
17- Raving and Drooling, by Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition), 2011)
As always, if you like the music, purchase the CDs by following the links or by going to your favorite retailer.