Maybe the beginning of a new strategy ?
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:16 PM
Good news. You can bet that excellent article by Tim Quirk at NPR: "Where Have All the Bob Seger Albums gone" several months back played a big part in getting Punch & the gang to the negotiation table to make a deal. It was a meticulous exposure of how Seger's legacy was getting short-shrift.
I also noticed buried in one of the releases about this streaming news in the Morning Sun Entertainment that Gary Graff (a close Seger confidant) mentioned that Bob has been working on a new album in Nashville, but with no release date offered. .
Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:40 PM
Two factors would bring about this change in stance.
1.Flagging sales i.e. reduced income
2.The Seger camp finally got a better offer they had been holding out for.
It may be a bit of both but I believe the Seger camp probably looked at the current music industry landscape & accept that it isnt getting any better (regardless of the product quality or historical fan base) & that that the only way to inject additional income is to open up the number of channels by which they deliver their content.Any future releases most likely wont be supported with tours after this one, so they need to look at getting it to market as cost effectively as they can i.e. streaming.The are looking to protect the available income for family members as long as they are able now.Mr Seger is probably looking to the future now & his priority is his family.Just my thought.
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