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weedywet

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Jan 6 17 10:57 PM

maarvold wrote:

seth wrote:
The problem isn't the opinion...it's the soliciting of the opinion. It's often based on unfinished tracks...

The potentially applicable phrase I've heard through the years is: "Never show an idiot an unfinished product".  

 
not always possible.

inevitably the manager, the A&R weasel, the girlfriend, the art director, the drummer (image), will want to hear the work in progress and it cannot always be avoided

when I was a CBS staff producer I once was resisting giving out rough mixes to the art department.
The art director said "But we can't do the cover until we've heard the musc!"
to which I replied "well then I don't know what we can do because t I can't mix the record until I've seen the cover"
this got a laugh at the meeting, but did not win me friends.

 

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seth

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Jan 7 17 8:12 AM

The problem is if the idiot is ostensibly on your side. It's also common to find out that within one organization (band, songwriting team, not necessarily a large organization) there are dueling agendas. I was in a band that disintegrated over that, which WW may remember seeing. My observation has been that non-musical problems have sunk far more groups than musical ones.

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maarvold

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Jan 7 17 10:00 AM

weedywet wrote:
...when I was a CBS staff producer I once was resisting giving out rough mixes to the art department.
The art director said "But we can't do the cover until we've heard the musc!"
to which I replied "well then I don't know what we can do because t I can't mix the record until I've seen the cover"
this got a laugh at the meeting, but did not win me friends.
 

 
Great story.  If it was 'geographically possible', I suppose you could have invited them to drop by the studio so they could 'bask in the aura'.  But that could also eat up valuable mix time and vibe.  

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