Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Estelle was right about the music business

Remember Estelle's comments she made about Duffy and Adele concerning music industry racism? One example is the difference between UK/European version of the video ‘Mercy’ and the US version of the video. In Uk/European version of the video there are only white people, in the US version there are numerous black people.

UK/European version

US version

Why the difference? Is the record company Polydor afraid of a bad response the US, because there are trying to sell music of a white European singer who sings black American music? And why are the black folks left out in the UK/European version?

It must be all carefully planned, because the big record labels are all part of the global conglomerate Universal Music Group (UMG). So Estelle, this is not a UK thing.


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