Friday, January 19, 2007

Not paying us for advertising...? Then we (a "music magazine") won't cover your album release.

This is the kind of stuff that indie artists on indie labels are up against. (as reported by

It's not often that you see such a blatant conflation of a publication's ad-sales department and its editorial well, and the brazenness with which Joyce made his demands caused our mouths to drop open. Despite that shock, we're pretty sure that Amplifier is hardly the only publication guilty of this practice; sure, Joyce's utter boneheadedness is probably unparalleled, and his magazine has been given the "Hey, Masshole!" award from one of our former AnonIMous Interview subjects.

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