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Great Article On Segers Early Recordings
Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:53 PM
Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:11 PM
I can't disagree with anything Mr. Quirk has said.....and have, over the years out here, said much the same thing. It's unforgivable that an artist of Seger's stature has an album like "The Distance" out of print along with "Like A Rock" "The Fire Inside" & "It's A Mystery". I'm not going to comment on this much....because it's the same complaint we have had out here from 5 years ago & 10 years ago & on & on. It's worth reading the article to get a full view of this mess. Pitiful management by Punch.
Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:32 PM
The Seger camp responds as follows;
Thanks to Tim Quirk for his article on Bob Seger that ran on NPR Music. Very passionate piece. Here’s a few footnotes:
* Bob’s songs are played on radio over 200,000 times per year, not 11,000. Your source did not include several of the most popular radio formats including Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Adult Hits, and many AC stations. We didn’t want the incredible support we receive from radio to go unrecognized.
* While we have not yet licensed Bob’s catalog to interactive streaming services, Bob Seger has over a billion streams on Pandora and other non-interactive streaming partners.
* Bob was #20 among digital catalog albums for 2016 (SoundScan) and is currently #7 among digital catalog albums this year to date (#1 among classic rock titles).
So, our methods may be different, but clearly Bob’s catalog has maintained its well-deserved relevance thanks to Bob’s fans and all our friends at radio, retail, and digital.
& Tim Quirk the author of the aticle responded as follows;
Glad to hear you appreciated the piece, Punch, and thanks again for providing your perspective. One clarification: the airplay numbers in the article don't purport to represent Bob's total radio spins, just the ones from Mediabase's bellweather "published panel" stations. My original draft included another set of charts showing a similar trend (if not nearly as sharp of a drop) compared to Queen and Led Zep across all stations, but that bit got cut for length.
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