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2018-02-08 09:08:08 PM  
It's nice to see Jim Buffett Turning Around.
 
2018-02-08 09:15:09 PM  
♫ I don't know where I'm a-gonna go when the show opening blows ♫
 
2018-02-08 09:49:41 PM  
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I think you mean Pina Colada Berg
 
2018-02-08 09:51:31 PM  
It's his own damn fault.
 
2018-02-08 10:00:12 PM  
He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.
 
2018-02-08 10:07:11 PM  

InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.


Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.
 
2018-02-08 10:18:55 PM  
Must have finally found that lost shaker of salt.
 
2018-02-08 10:21:16 PM  
Ewwwww
 
2018-02-08 10:37:44 PM  

Another Government Employee: InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.

Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.


That is great, but according to public records and verified by various third parties and private investigators he only wrote and performs one  song.
 
2018-02-08 10:41:24 PM  
Still one of my favorites but he did sell out long ago.  Big time!
 
2018-02-08 10:42:05 PM  

InmanRoshi: Another Government Employee: InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.

Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.

That is great, but according to public records and verified by various third parties and private investigators he only wrote and performs one  song.


Rumors of a second song have circulated for decades, but as of yet unverified by any credible sources.
 
2018-02-08 10:47:53 PM  
Magaritaville is setting up a new property about 15 miles by road from where I live.  Ugh.
 
2018-02-08 10:51:02 PM  

InmanRoshi: Another Government Employee: InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.

Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.

That is great, but according to public records and verified by various third parties and private investigators he only wrote and performs one  song.


The first three albums have most of the gold.

/ Gonna get drunk.
//and screw.
 
2018-02-08 10:56:05 PM  
He's a helluva investor.  Not only does he own a Margaritaville location on the Las Vegas strip,  but his company, Berkshire Hathaway owns the local energy utility (NV Energy), too.
 
TKM
2018-02-09 01:03:53 AM  
I bailed when he went country.  Sheeeit.
 
2018-02-09 05:06:27 AM  
I'll admit it, I'm a parrot head.  I saw him at the Waikiki Shell a couple of months ago and had a great time.

Yes, there is a dichotomy, his music portrays a laid back lifestyle and he's a money machine.  I don't care.

I like his music, it's not for everybody but I think he writes some great songs.

He's also a writer who's been #1 on the NY Times bestseller list for both fiction and non-fiction, not many writers can say that.

And every time I'm in Vegas, I make it a point to go to the bar in the Margaritavlille Casino - their happy hour runs from 2 AM to 10 AM.
 
2018-02-09 06:25:35 AM  

Snubnose: Still one of my favorites but he did sell out long ago.  Big time!


He actually wrote some very good and meaningful songs long ago. But when that parrot head shiat started up and he began playing to that crowd he became less and less tolerable, to the point I can't even listen to the good stuff anymore.
 
2018-02-09 07:29:12 AM  
Garbage music for garbage people. The soundtrack of drunken date-rape for 45 year old divorcees.
 
2018-02-09 07:42:42 AM  

TKM: I bailed when he went country.  Sheeeit.


Back in the 1960's?
 
2018-02-09 07:57:08 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Snubnose: Still one of my favorites but he did sell out long ago.  Big time!

He actually wrote some very good and meaningful songs long ago. But when that parrot head shiat started up and he began playing to that crowd he became less and less tolerable, to the point I can't even listen to the good stuff anymore.


This. I loved early Buffett, I'm talking pre Margaritaville material. But when the whole parrothead thing started, he lost me. I will occasionally play some of his early songs, it's a nice trip down memory lane, but I am no more the guy I was when I listened to those songs thsn his his the guy who worte them. And I am ok with that.
 
2018-02-09 08:31:05 AM  
Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.
 
2018-02-09 08:33:38 AM  

havocmike: Garbage music for garbage people. The soundtrack of drunken date-rape for 45 year old divorcees.


I think The Dave Matthews Band is the chosen soundtrack for the 40-something set.
 
2018-02-09 09:02:50 AM  

Sandy Duncan's eyeball: havocmike: Garbage music for garbage people. The soundtrack of drunken date-rape for 45 year old divorcees.

I think The Dave Matthews Band is the chosen soundtrack for the 40-something set.


You're right. I'm in a time warp. Add 15 to my original post.
 
2018-02-09 10:24:25 AM  

InmanRoshi: Rumors of a second song have circulated for decades, but as of yet unverified by any credible sources.


Here ya go:

 
Jimmy Buffett 'A Pirate Looks At Forty'&'Margaritaville' Live
Youtube i40DDI7Hplc
 
2018-02-09 10:28:21 AM  

Sailing Starflower: InmanRoshi: Rumors of a second song have circulated for decades, but as of yet unverified by any credible sources.

Here ya go:

 [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/i40DDI7H​plc]


Is that the one where the crowd chants back "Salt !!  Salt !!  Salt!!"?
 
2018-02-09 10:34:20 AM  

InmanRoshi: Sailing Starflower: InmanRoshi: Rumors of a second song have circulated for decades, but as of yet unverified by any credible sources.

Here ya go:

 [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/i40DDI7H​plc]

Is that the one where the crowd chants back "Salt !!  Salt !!  Salt!!"?


I understand. Audience participation sucks and liking things is very un-Fark.
 
2018-02-09 10:34:31 AM  

Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.


In all seriousness, yes, he's one of the few who figured out you can make a lot more money selling a lifestyle brand than you can songs.   When you figure that out that angle, you don't need hit songs.   The few others who figured it out usually did so with it with a manager as the brainpower.. be it the Sex Pistols with Malcolm McLaren or the Grateful Dead with Rock Scully.   Buffet seemed to figure it out on his own.
 
2018-02-09 10:35:59 AM  

InmanRoshi: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

In all seriousness, yes, he's one of the few who figured out you can make a lot more money selling a lifestyle brand than you can songs.   When you figure that out that angle, you don't need hit songs.   The few others who figured it out usually did so with it with a manager as the brainpower.. be it the Sex Pistols with Malcolm McLaren or the Grateful Dead with Rock Scully.   Buffet seemed to figure it out on his own.


Yeah, because Scully invented tie-dyes, LSD, and hippies.
 
2018-02-09 10:38:53 AM  
I used to like Jimmy Buffett a lot back in the day.  Saw him on every tour through the 90's and was a self-described "Parrothead" but then I just lost all interest in the guy.  That loss of interest coincided with him smacking his brand on everything from beer, to frozen seafood, to margarita mixers to even a god damn hotel/casino.


I'm happy for his success, but if there's any such thing as a complete and total phony corporate sellout it's Jimmy Buffett.


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2018-02-09 10:41:00 AM  

Sailing Starflower: InmanRoshi: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

In all seriousness, yes, he's one of the few who figured out you can make a lot more money selling a lifestyle brand than you can songs.   When you figure that out that angle, you don't need hit songs.   The few others who figured it out usually did so with it with a manager as the brainpower.. be it the Sex Pistols with Malcolm McLaren or the Grateful Dead with Rock Scully.   Buffet seemed to figure it out on his own.

Yeah, because Scully invented tie-dyes, LSD, and hippies.


The idea that a band could become one of the highest grossing musicians on earth by merely being the equivalent of a never ending traveling circus really didn't exist before the Dead.  Touring was a loss leader cost you did to promote your album and butter up the radio programming managers to get airplay, where your money really came from.    e didnt invent those things you mention, but he figured out how to cash in on them.
 
2018-02-09 10:44:04 AM  

Sailing Starflower: InmanRoshi: Sailing Starflower: InmanRoshi: Rumors of a second song have circulated for decades, but as of yet unverified by any credible sources.

Here ya go:

 [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/i40DDI7H plc]

Is that the one where the crowd chants back "Salt !!  Salt !!  Salt!!"?

I understand. Audience participation sucks and liking things is very un-Fark.


You Parrotheads really need to relax.  Maybe enjoy some sort of of salty citus based  beverage, preferably in some sort of warm tropical climate. I dunno, maybe while overlooking a beach or something.
 
2018-02-09 10:49:53 AM  
He's definitely more for my parents generation (I'm 38) but I listen to his stuff every now and then. On a lark, I went to see him play last year. He put on a hell of a show and gave the crowd, all of whom were having the time of their life, exactly what they came for. I'd definitely go see him next time he's in town.

End CSB.
 
2018-02-09 10:54:42 AM  

Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.


It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.
 
2018-02-09 11:11:03 AM  
Buffett Night (Tonight, I'm a Parrothead)
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2018-02-09 11:15:21 AM  
I like to go to the beach and I go almost every year for about a week. Reading on the beach, taking a few boat rides, swimming, snorkeling, maybe go diving if there's a reef. Awesome fun. But the idea of the maragritaville lifestyle on a daily basis really turns my stomach. I'd rather just keep working.
 
2018-02-09 11:36:04 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.


Dave Matthews Band .   They deliberately built a money model off of the Grateful Dead featuring touring.  They never had to sign a shiatting major label contract because they were already highly financially successful without them.    Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business.   They founded Musictoday when Capshaw merged their website service company with their merchandise fullfillment and warehousing company.  They built a 50,000 squre foot merchandise warehouse outside of Dave Matthews hometown of Charlottesville VA.  Then signed up all the other big name artists of the time as clients who didn't want the hassle of having to operate their own  online merchandising operation.   From about  2000-2003 when Napster as killing the  music business model, they were just bringing in money by the truckloads.   Same management team was one of the first to recognize the Festival era and started staking out equity investments in Bonnaroo, Austing City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, etc.
 
2018-02-09 11:45:04 AM  

InmanRoshi: JohnBigBootay: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.

Dave Matthews Band .   They deliberately built a money model off of the Grateful Dead featuring touring.  They never had to sign a shiatting major label contract because they were already highly financially successful without them.    Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business.   They founded Musictoday when Capshaw merged their website service company with their merchandise fullfillment and warehousing company.  They built a 50,000 squre foot merchandise warehouse outside of Dave Matthews hometown of Charlottesville VA.  Then signed up all the other big name artists of the time as clients who didn't want the hassle of having to operate their own  online merchandising operation.   From about  2000-2003 when Napster as killing the  music business model, they were just bringing in money by the truc ...


Interesting. I think Buck Owens and Alpert did it mostly with publishing. Alpert is worth nearly a billion dollars these days.
 
2018-02-09 12:37:19 PM  

JohnBigBootay: InmanRoshi: JohnBigBootay: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.

Dave Matthews Band .   They deliberately built a money model off of the Grateful Dead featuring touring.  They never had to sign a shiatting major label contract because they were already highly financially successful without them.    Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business.   They founded Musictoday when Capshaw merged their website service company with their merchandise fullfillment and warehousing company.  They built a 50,000 squre foot merchandise warehouse outside of Dave Matthews hometown of Charlottesville VA.  Then signed up all the other big name artists of the time as clients who didn't want the hassle of having to operate their own  online merchandising operation.   From about  2000-2003 when Napster as killing the  music business model, they were just bringing in money ...


Alpert was the co-executive of A&M Record (The "A" stands for Alpert, M stands for cofounder Jerry Moss).   They sold  the label to Polygram in the 80s for hundreds of millions.   Moss was the business mind, but Alpert provided the start up capital early because he had quietly sold about a bajillion records once you take into account international sales.

Another musician who punched above his weight financially is Sammy Haggar.  I think he made about $100 million total after he sold off his entire stakes of Cabo Wabo Tequila, and still owns stakes  to the chain restaurants.
 
2018-02-09 12:50:41 PM  

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Donny Brewer Live Lke Jimmy Buffett
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2018-02-09 01:02:00 PM  
Absolutely nothing is more cool than a rich old white guy.
 
2018-02-09 01:29:29 PM  

InmanRoshi: JohnBigBootay: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.

Dave Matthews Band .   They deliberately built a money model off of the Grateful Dead featuring touring.  They never had to sign a shiatting major label contract because they were already highly financially successful without them.    Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business.   They founded Musictoday when Capshaw merged their website service company with their merchandise fullfillment and warehousing company.  They built a 50,000 squre foot merchandise warehouse outside of Dave Matthews hometown of Charlottesville VA.  Then signed up all the other big name artists of the time as clients who didn't want the hassle of having to operate their own  online merchandising operation.   From about  2000-2003 when Napster as killing the  music business model, they were just bringing in money by the truc ...


With very similar model, Phish just sold out nearly their entire summer amphitheater tour yesterday in about 30 minutes.  Every year they're among the the top grossing touring acts, and they've never had one single radio hit.
 
2018-02-09 01:30:18 PM  
What a non-story. Jimmy Buffet hasn't lived in Key West for 30 years.

But everything is news to the 25 year olds that populate the media these days.
 
2018-02-09 01:32:48 PM  
Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business

See? Someone believes Dave Matthews manager was the one who discovered that selling t-shirts and branding is big rock and roll business.
 
2018-02-09 01:57:37 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: InmanRoshi: JohnBigBootay: Skarekrough: Musicians with really good business sense is a rare thing.  Musicians with some drive and talent in other areas is about the same.  Seeing both in one person, even more rare and that's kinda what he is.

Yeah, the Margaritaville stuff is nauseating.  But think of it this way, how many artists that had the same volume of musical success that he has are still playing County Fairs?  He never had "Big Hits."  He was never a radio smash.  His musical notoriety level is miniscule, barely a blip on the radar of pop culture.

The dude figured it out and figured out how to sell it.  And whether you think what he is selling and who he is selling it to is garbage every musician should look at that and realize that it's a pie to which they're just as entitled to a piece of if they're willing to put in the work.

It is rare but there are a lot of good examples of folks who made a whole helluva lot more money in the music biz than you'd have thought. A couple off the top of my head are Buck Owens and Herb Alpert.

Dave Matthews Band .   They deliberately built a money model off of the Grateful Dead featuring touring.  They never had to sign a shiatting major label contract because they were already highly financially successful without them.    Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business.   They founded Musictoday when Capshaw merged their website service company with their merchandise fullfillment and warehousing company.  They built a 50,000 squre foot merchandise warehouse outside of Dave Matthews hometown of Charlottesville VA.  Then signed up all the other big name artists of the time as clients who didn't want the hassle of having to operate their own  online merchandising operation.   From about  2000-2003 when Napster as killing the  music business model, they were just bringing in money ...



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2018-02-09 02:03:40 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business

See? Someone believes Dave Matthews manager was the one who discovered that selling t-shirts and branding is big rock and roll business.


Yeah,  like the entire music industry, since Coran Capshaw has either won or been nominated as Manager of the Year for about 20 years running by the industry?

But hey, I"m sure you're  a real insider who knows better and how it all really went down.
 
2018-02-09 02:06:50 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Their manager Coran Capshaw was one of the first to recognize the money makling power of merchandising and fanclubs, and built a merchandising operation that was a mult-millon dollar business

See? Someone believes Dave Matthews manager was the one who discovered that selling t-shirts and branding is big rock and roll business.


"Herp, some idiot thinks Steve Jobs was a rich, powerful and successfull businessman?   Yeah, right!!   He didn't  invent the computer !!  Derp !!"
 
2018-02-09 02:52:29 PM  
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2018-02-09 07:02:12 PM  

Another Government Employee: InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.

Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.


Bruce Springsteen would like a word with you.  Per his autobiography, he owns his masters.  He may not be as rich as Jimmy Buffett, but he's very rich.
 
2018-02-09 08:04:55 PM  

Marisyana: Another Government Employee: InmanRoshi: He must have sold a lot of copies of his Greatest Hit album.

Nope. From day 1, he has retained all rights to his music and is supposed to be an absolutely fierce contract negotiator.

The only music type even close to his level of control is Dolly Parton.

Bruce Springsteen would like a word with you.  Per his autobiography, he owns his masters.  He may not be as rich as Jimmy Buffett, but he's very rich.


Yeah, but he has stuck primarily to music, whereas the other two have managed their brands everywhere.
 
2018-02-09 08:41:28 PM  
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