Saturday, August 21, 2010

Please Don't Vote For Me

It's a powerful myth among Nashville's music business community that certain 'brokers' control country radio playlists, acting as gate-keepers, holding back otherwise promising careers of talented people based on the majesty of their mere whims.

Thus, these hopefuls and their minions travel the yellow brick road, asking for an audience with as many of these "rulers" as possible and once in their presence utter the words "what will it take?" or "if you need anything, just let me know."

Hundreds of thousands of dollars per project are spent on these quests, and people being what they are, some individuals and executives start to see themselves as these deluded aspirants erroneously view them.

Corruption results.

So, please do me a favor.

If you subscribe to Country Aircheck and want to elect someone a member of Power 31, don't vote for me. Let's stop perpetuating this myth.

Even better, write a candidate in on the ballot: the country radio listener.

Let's get our priorities in order this year.

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