Did the PSB website change?

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Did the PSB website change?

#1 Post by Gabby »

The "2020 Warner Music UK" is new...did they sign with a new distributor/label?

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#2 Post by Future Lover »

Definitely new!
http://web.archive.org/web/202008281706 ... oys.co.uk/
This is from just two weeks ago.

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#3 Post by daveid »

So...the obvious question is are they now with Warner suddenly?

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#4 Post by Disco. »

Most likely not, they are probably just hiring them for different things.

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#5 Post by Propertius »

My guess is this is actually quite big—maybe they sold their music catalogue to Warner’s. Former PSB manager Merck Mercuriadis has a company that buys up catalogues and recently acquired Blondie’s, https://variety.com/2020/music/news/blo ... 234725924/ . Several long-established acts seem to be selling theirs as a kind of retirement package. (Not meaning they’ll stop making music, but getting a big cash inflow while they still have time to enjoy it.) I do t know that Merck’s project has anything to do with Warner’s, but maybe the latter is getting in on the act, too.

In any case, a company like Warner’s slapping a copyright notice on an act’s website is about something more than just contracting out some services, it’s a statement of ownership—or so I imagine.

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#6 Post by retrofuturist »

Perhaps X2 has gone the way of Spaghetti Records and Olde English.

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#7 Post by Disco. »

They would have announced it.

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#8 Post by Disco. »

They use Warner’s services sending out newsletters, when new stuff is being released.

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#9 Post by Andie »

I get all my emails from Warner to advise of new Pet shop boys products, releases etc. plus their Xmas card.
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#10 Post by Marie loves PSB »

I think when Hotspot was due out the Pet Shop Boys store (I am sure it was this) went a bit funny one night and what you ordered was from actually now from Warner. The postage was from abroad and expensive and the next day it had gone. :?

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#11 Post by canveyboy »

I thought their Parlophone catalogue had been sold to Warner ages ago. I thought we all knew about this? Weren’t all their recent Further Listening albums released through Warner? I don’t think this is new.
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#12 Post by Greendrake »

canveyboy wrote: Sat 12 Sep 2020, 9:08 pm I don’t think this is new.
Parlophone has been part of Warner for years, yes. But they didn't own PSB stuff from Electric onwards. This is new now.

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#13 Post by psbfannyc »

Very interesting. Well...for them to replace "© 2020 Pet Shop Boys Partnership" with "© 2020 WARNER MUSIC UK LIMITED"...that is a huge statement.

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#14 Post by daveid »

The thought occurs that their entire catalogue might now be under one banner and that x2 is now part of it.

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#15 Post by Disco. »

If they did that they most likely got a good deal. Time will tell.

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