eMusic eMusicBlast Now Charging $49 for the Right to Be Told Your Band Sucks Ass

02/09/2010 12:10 PM |

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As part of a new program called eMusic Blast, the folks at one of my favorite music retailers out there (not to mention one of my favorite music blogs) A new company called eMusicBlast has worked out a deal with a handful of A&R reps at relatively prominent record labels where, for $49, you get feedback on your demo from the executive of your choice. You can expect to “receive feedback, tips, advise [sic], and hopefully a record deal!” as well as “insight to their thoughts about it.” And you can expect all those things in 30 whole words. It’s a nice idea for a quick cash grab, of course, and I generally have no problem with companies trying to make a buck off people who have bad taste and absolutely no idea how shit really gets done, but it sure is depressing. Tough times for everyone, I guess.

UPDATE: I’ve got to issue a correction and a sincere apology here. The good people at eMusic are in no way affiliated with eMusicBlast—they’re two entirely separate companies. Regretfully, I jumped to conclusions before getting my facts straight. Apologies, of course, to eMusic and to anyone who unnecessarily spent the entire day thinking eMusic was any less cool than you thought they were when you woke up this morning.

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