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Monday, March 24, 2008

How Perez Hilton Plans to Save the Music Industry

posted by on March 24 at 15:35 PM

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Rolling Stone.com’s blog posted a video interview with Perez Hilton, who was rumored to be in the midst of starting his own label with Warner Brothers.

Apparently, the deal isn’t done yet. He says: “Even if it doesn’t happen with Warner Brothers I’m just gonna start my own label. Screw the major label system, I’m just gonna do it myself.”

And if he had his own label, what would he do?

“I would definitely practically give away music but not really. I would slash iTunes prices. Instead of paying $10 for an album, make it five. Kids can get it for free so you have to give them more incentive to buy it. Give them the album plus, you gotta have the DVD, the extra stuff, the bonuses and remixes. Just make it a really appealing package that you can’t pass up for five dollars.”

In the interview he also talks about Britney (“she can suck my dick”), Amy Winehouse (“I’m really sad for Amy), and Paul McCartney, who’s apparently a fan.

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This guy will not save you. Fucking tool!
Why do you even give this guy any mention?
At least Trent has had some good sense recently by fawning over the greatness of the Boredoms.

Posted by Biggie J | March 24, 2008 3:54 PM
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The future is a $5 CD bundled with a bonus DVD? Screw the majors, unless this contract pans out? Britney can suck his dick? What an idiot.

The future, as we're already seeing, is free files for casual listeners, more expensive packages for patrons/fans/collectors, and the real money being made of touring and non-downloadable merch like clothing (hence the industry's recent championing of the so-called "360 deal").

Of course, I'll still count on Perez for all my celebrity vagina needs. Douchebag.

Posted by Eric Grandy | March 24, 2008 4:00 PM
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Eric fawned too!

Posted by trent moorman | March 24, 2008 4:41 PM
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OMG. and showing us his ugly ass feet ain't helping shit either!

Posted by nipper | March 24, 2008 4:48 PM
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"I would definitely practically give away music but not really. I would slash iTunes prices. Instead of paying $10 for an album, make it five."

The genius can't make it to the end of his first declarative sentence without backpedaling twice, culminating with something that pays artists half-royalties in comparison to iTunes? Craptastic!

Posted by Tiktok | March 25, 2008 7:17 AM

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