Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Et Tu, Tim?

Tim Dubois is the man who put Brooks together with Dunn, developed Alan Jackson and was the fuel behind many other stars (Diamond Rio, Pam Tillis, Brad Paisley, BlackHawk, BR5-49, The Tractors, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Lee Roy Parnell, Phil Vassar, etc, etc, etc) who are among the most-played names on the radio today. Obviously, he's not an uninformed observer of the state of our business.

You could have knocked me over with a 45 rpm spindle when I saw his letter to the Nashville Tennessean: "Music City would benefit from merger of Sirius, XM." Be sure also to read the excellent responses his advocacy generated too.

Count me in synch with this one:
It is my view that this merger would be bad for the music business in Nashville because it TAKES AWAY one more source to showcase our music and adds NOTHING. AS for what it does for the city...nothing.

1 comment:

Dennis Wharton said...

Given their systematic breaking of virtually every rule set forth by the FCC in their 11 years of existence, it would be curious if the commission now rewards XM and Sirius with a monopoly.