On their tech blog, The Guardian has reported on a new venture by a couple of Swedish men, Pär-Jörgen Pärson and Hans-Olov Öberg, who came up with an idea whilst at a guitar camp. They wonder whether Heavy Metal could be a metaphor for business…
Just over a week ago, Bring Me The Horizon announced they’d moved to a major label? Big deal, or so what? Or both? Hugh Platt is here to mouth off.
So Bring Me The Horizon have moved from the relative smallness of independent UK label, Visible Noise, the relative gigantism of the multinational Sony Music Entertainment, by way of the major’s RCA Records subsidiary. RCA, of course, has been the past and present home to everyone from Justin Timberlake and The Strokes, to Mike Posner (aka the pop guy featured on Warped Tour’s No Room For Rockstars documentary) and perennial Thrash Hits not-really-metal-but-we-still-loved-them-mob The Cooper Temple Clause, and now Oli Sykes and co. are also calling it home. But so what right? Band moves label. Big frickin’ deal! Right? Right?