Kylie Minogue

Kylie will own the rights to all of her material within the next 5 years from what I understand, so it will be interesting to see if she approves of retrospective releases. Something like Pet Shop Boys Further Listening releases would be incredible.

I've seen quite a few comments about Kylie acquiring her rights, has she ever discussed this in interviews or is it just insider knowledge? I find it all quite interesting, if anyone has any links to share that would be amazing please.
 
I've seen quite a few comments about Kylie acquiring her rights, has she ever discussed this in interviews or is it just insider knowledge? I find it all quite interesting, if anyone has any links to share that would be amazing please.

The Step Back In Time Greatest Hits only happened because Kylie got her PWL stuff.

I remember someone from BMG telling Music Week that with Kylie they’re in a position to user her back catalogue as well as do new material.

I don’t think it’ll translate to unreleased material though. But I hope I’m wrong.
 
She's one of only a few artists who could release a compilation of unreleased material and have it go toe to toe with some of her albums. She's also one of the only ones I could see actually releasing one given her tendency to play some of them live or intertwined with other songs. Plus, she did do the Anti Tour so I feel like she's definitely aware how badly her fans want something like this. Maybe one day....
 
She's one of only a few artists who could release a compilation of unreleased material and have it go toe to toe with some of her albums. She's also one of the only ones I could see actually releasing one given her tendency to play some of them live or intertwined with other songs. Plus, she did do the Anti Tour so I feel like she's definitely aware how badly her fans want something like this. Maybe one day....

The material is great but I think we’re a while off from Kylie opening up the vaults because she seems focused on new material.

She’s probably one of the few artists who has been around for as long as she has and who is actively recording a new album for new campaigns and wanting to tour with it.
 
The Step Back In Time Greatest Hits only happened because Kylie got her PWL stuff.

I remember someone from BMG telling Music Week that with Kylie they’re in a position to user her back catalogue as well as do new material.

Step Back in Time was co-released by BMG UK and Parlophone via the Warner/Rhino backcat division so there's definitely a cooperation and relationship somewhere. Some of the BMG management used to work for Parlophone which probably helps, especially since the Warner management who inherited the label likely don't really know what they have in terms of the specifics of Kylie's backcat as an asset.

Since backcat is a major part of music industry income now, Rhino absolutely will be open to working with BMG to maximise the impact of repackaged Parlophone-era Kylie product. How and when that arrives or in what combinations or bonus content is anybody's guess but competing with current Kylie releases is not the best idea. People only have so much disposable income. Better to coordinate it so that re-releases happen in "off"-Kylie years and get the sign off from Kylie on content and engagement.
 
I've seen quite a few comments about Kylie acquiring her rights, has she ever discussed this in interviews or is it just insider knowledge? I find it all quite interesting, if anyone has any links to share that would be amazing please.

I don't think she's ever discussed it, but from what I understand from a variety of insiders, Terry was pretty savvy with this stuff and negotiated 25 year terms for Kylie to regain rights to her material for all of her deals. There is talk that for the Parlophone material that could actually be less than 25 years.

I don’t think it’ll translate to unreleased material though. But I hope I’m wrong.

Again, it's only hearsay and it will depend on the original agreements with the writers/producers, but apparently, the deal for Kylie to own her music includes all recordings, released or not, that are owned by Parlophone.

Isn't "Voodoo" kind of trash.

One of the ones that most definitely should stay in the vaults.
 
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How come she stopped working with William Baker on her album packaging? The decline upsets me.

*waits to be attacked*
No one quite knows what happened, it's been hinted at they had a huge fall out involving people and money the first fall out was after showgirl when they parted ways william wanted more money and terry wasn't budging and the Xmas shows were the last hurrah before the true fallout , the headless tory has hinted at things but didn't want to give it away , but they are supposedly friendly now
 
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william wanted more money and terry wasn't budging and the Xmas shows were the last hurrah beforethe true fallout

He seemed to be doing everything for Kylie in those final years. He's credited as the creator, director and designer of the Aphrodite tour, as well as doing the photography and styling for Kylie. And their output together just got gradually worse.

A new team and not a one-man-band was urgently needed for Kylie.
 
Seeing all the love for Waiting for the Sun is so wholesome for me, I honestly think it is lead single material and at worst would have performed similarly to Into the Blue, which is a nice song, but a totally washed-out and generalised beige version of the "classic Kylie" sound she had made multiple times in much better ways.

No one quite knows what happened, it's been hinted at they had a huge fall out involving people and money the first fall out was initallt after showgirl wfen they parted ways william wanted more money and terry wasn't budging and the Xmas shows were the last hurrah beforethe true fallout , the headless tory has hinted at things but didn't want to give it away , but they are supposedly friendly now
He seemed to be doing everything for Kylie in those final years. He's credited as the creator, director and designer of the Aphrodite tour, as well as doing the photography and styling for Kylie. And their output together just got gradually worse.

A new team and not a one-man-band was urgently needed for Kylie.
The Headless Tory also hinted that even though he was credited everywhere, as Juango said, with Kiss Me Once and the Christmas album he was doing everything in a very half-assed way, and he was more concerned with using his photographer position to strangely follow a model on trips around the world.

I agree with Juango that Kylie needed a change in her creative team, and I think the quality has definitely increased. Baker usually had pretty good ideas but the execution was always very cheap and pedestrian, e.g. the white-background Christmas photoshoot and the polyester rocks in the Aphrodite one ddd.

Also, I think Kylie simple doesn't want to be someone a gay man can play dress-up on. In the last couple of years, whenever someone mentioned the Aphrodite Les Folies tour to her, her only comment would be how heavy those costumes were. I know some people attribute everything to budget, and I'm sure that also plays an important role, but I also think that the number one reason we don't see Kylie wearing huge performance pieces on stage anymore is because she doesn't want to go down that route again; she wants to be more human-like on stage. Just imagine what Baker would do with an album like Golden... probably have her sing A Lifetime To Repair sitting on a hay bale dressed in a Shania Twain pastiche dress and surrounded with half-naked cowboys. Would that be iconic? Sure ddd, but instead, we got a tour which focuses on Kylie only and tells a whole story through various scenes and characters, and most importantly, which she was credited for as a creative director for the first time. I think that's a win.
 
Kylie needs to do a "Under the radar" type of releases in between albums maybe, so much unreleased songs.
"X" Tour Editions should have included final versions of "Ruffle my Feathers", "Flower" and "That's Why They Write love Songs" and not just a bunch of remixes.
 
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