[rumori] Fwd:Re:Fwd: UR Vs SONY

shannon o'neill (aliasATcia.com.au)
Sat, 18 Dec 1999 12:56:22 +1100

Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 09:42:36 +1100
To: aus_emusicATonelist.com
From: John <turboATaural-industries.com.au
Subject: Re: Fwd: UR Vs SONY


This was just posted to the 313 mailing list and if it's true!? It seems like
a very satisfactory result. I should also add that there was a HUGE address
list that this message was also posted to (removed here to save space), but
it was
all the people who had taken the time and effort to write to the Sony guy
expressing their disgust at what they were trying to do.. that is rip off
Rolando's track! So it's good to see people power working to sway a mega-corp
like Sony.



Mike & Rolando,

unfortunately you were not able to get back to me personally. Some direct
words from you to us could have avoided a lot of misunderstandings, wrong
suspicions and excitement causing damage to both sides.

Obviously you think, that it is our aim to make UR customers buy Sony
records. Kind of paradoxical. We don?t share your point of view that a
cover version of Jaguar makes you sell less records. The people
interested in
your original vinyl are way different to Sony buyers. People who have
bought UR records will still buy UR records.

In the past days we have received a lot of feedback from the underground to
our cover. Apart from some people just abusing Sony Music with 4-letter
words, many people express their feelings in a detailed and reasonable style.

We understand that you generally disagree with the whole major company
business. In this case Sony can be reproached for picking up someone elses
idea for profit reasons without taking care of the attitude of the inventor.
We realize, that even that we are save on the legal side and the reactions
from the ?overground? to our version are euphoric, its commercial release would
cause a damage to the relationship of the industry to the underground that
not be compensated. We see ourselves as a company supporting and
benefitting from
inventive artists.

Instead of trying to benefit from the huge buzz that has been created, we
have decided to respect your attitude and declare that we will not work any
further on the Jaguar cover. Sony Music will not commercially release the
track rather on CD maxi or compilations. We are quite sure, that a different
company will use the idea and milk the cashcow.

We are sorry that we have hurt your feelings. Finally at least the UR
record will benefit from the story. We wish you good luck and a lot of
sales for this classic piece of music.


Dirk Dreyer
A&R Manager Sony Music Dance Divsion


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