Music News: Troubled music retailer HMV has blamed continued falling profits on ‚Äėlazy musicians‚Äô who are not working hard enough to make ‚Äėdecent tunes‚Äô.
The company released a scathing press release after news that further losses had seen a drastic drop in their share value. ‚ÄúHMV is doing its best to support musicians around the world,‚ÄĚ read the statement.
‚ÄúBut these so called ‚Äėmusicians‚Äô continue to churn out lazy, repetitive music that no-one wants to listen to, let alone buy. I mean, have you heard the last Kayne West album? What a load of appalling toss that was. We couldn’t dance to any of it at the last shareholders meeting.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAnd don‚Äôt get us started on the Stone Roses album that‚Äôs due in 2013, we reckon we‚Äôll sell a dozen copies tops. Do you remember the Second Coming? What a crock of overrated, wailing shite that was.‚ÄĚ
HMV has threatened music labels that if their artists don‚Äôt ‚Äėtry harder‚Äô they may stop selling CD‚Äôs altogether – or at least starting drawing cocks on the CD cases in permanent marker.
Story: Simon Swatman