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Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection

Singer says Virigin EMI 'would have preferred that I do an album with popular punks', rather than a collection of French classics Iggy Pop's new album has been rejected by his record label, forcing the singer to release it himself. Virgin EMI turned down the collection of cover versions and French chanson, so Pop has put it on sale via digital retailers. "[The label] didn't want it," Pop told a Paris press conference earlier this week.
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Iggy Pop Doesn't Need Record Labels (Who Just 'Humiliate and Torment')...

Entertainment / Music : The Daily Swarm (3 years ago)

He’s over it, going full Louis CK. Full story at NME : Launching the record in Paris last night (May 9), Iggy Pop – real name James Osterberg – explained why he released the record direct to fans rather than putting it out via a maj... Read Post

Iggy Pop to Release Album of Mostly French Covers

Music / Rock & Pop : Pitchfork: News (3 years ago)

Iggy Pop, true Francophile: The punk vet will follow up his 2009 record Préliminaires with an album of covers called Après that includes of lot of singing in French, according to his website (via NME). The record will feature his ta... Read Post

Iggy Pop’s French Album Rejected by Label

Entertainment / Music : Paste Magazine (3 years ago)

Virgin EMI has rejected Iggy Pop’s newest album Aprés, according to The Guardian. Pop was obligated to offer the album to his label but will now self-release it digitally.... Read Post

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