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No Surprise, Disney Gets Database Marketing Right (Too)

Last night, Tara & I took our son and his cousin to see Disney’s “Toy Story on Ice” at Conseco Fieldhouse (yes, instead of watching the NFL Championship games).  I bought tickets online a few weeks ago, received them by mail in time, and had no problems.  This morning I received a thank you email for attending the show from Feld Entertainment, the show’s producer.  Kudos!

The email was short and to the point:  “I’d like to thank you for attending … We value you as a customer and hope you had a magical time.  We know you have several choices when selecting family entertainment, and we appreciate your patronage.”  Signed, Kenneth Feld, CEO.

Obviously, this is was automatically sent by a mail-bot.  But, it caught me off-guard and was a pleasant surprise this morning.  Now, I’ve spent a majority of my life in the radio business.  I don’t think I’ve bought tickets for anything other than a game since … Continue reading

UPDATE: First major artist jumps from EMI.

Here’s an update to an earlier post about EMI MUSIC GROUP’s latest “restructuring” under owner TERRA FIRMA. You can read that post here.

Financial Times reports the ROLLING STONES plan to abandon their EMI home, releasing their new CD “Shine A Light” in March under the UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP brand. The move to Universal only covers the new album, and does not extend to the Rolling Stones’ catalogue of previous recordings. The Stones have been with EMI since 1977, leaving briefly for VIRGIN RECORDS in the 1980’s. Virgin was later acquired by EMI.

An spokesman for EMI says, “They’ve not signed to Universal and they’ve not left EMI. This is just a one-off thing.” Can you say denial? Please! Why would a band of such magnitude want to stay with a label group that won’t commit to marketing or promoting their new release. Personally, I haven’t been a fan of anything the Stones have done since their early 90’s, and Mick Jagger looks like death on stage. But, their CD debuted at #3 in 2005 and led to the highest grossing concert tour of 2006.

What’s next? Expect the ageless Stones to sign a deal with LIVE NATION, similar to recent signings by MADONNA and the JONAS BROTHERS.

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