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Sky Ferreira - "Don't Forget" + General Discussion

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Noir, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. I really don't blame her.

    Why does it seem like Capitol openly antagonistic/malicious with her? They really don't even try to hide it.
    We've seen a lot of label purgatory girls over the years, but Sky's case feels particularly insidious and disgusting.
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  2. Halsey gearing up for a new single. I’m ready.
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  3. Artists often have clauses in their contract, particularly with major labels, that mean they can't defame or embarrass them publicly. It's probably not worth the potential legal hassle to do a tell-all which is why there's so many subliminals and hearsay around these holdups.

    Someone like RAYE did it properly: blast on socials and create a viral moment and the label have no choice but to react because of the sheer amount of goodwill and media coverage behind her.
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  4. I think Sky could pull this off. It’s been more than a decade of them treating her like shit & her fans are very aware of it. I don’t doubt how petty executives can be, but I truly believe once people get wind of her story it’ll be horrific PR and they’ll probably want to cut their losses.

    But then again, her situation is a lot more insidious than the other label purgatory girls. I can see why she wouldn’t want to do that.
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  5. Over a video?

    Who the fuck cares! The song was released months ago and is dead. It's not even that amazing of a lead single anyway. Don't do a video and just release the MUSIC. She has songs like Guardian and I Pray For Rain just rotting. Sounds like another cop out.
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  6. I'm pretty sure they shelved her video that she already filmed because they wanted to use the concept for another artist. Would you not be pissed / defeated if your entire single release was sabotaged by your label and your ideas stolen? It seems like she was promised an album release / rollout and the same exact thing ended up happening that happened with the last campaign.
  7. If she shot the video and it got shelved and the idea was given to another artist... that's some shady label stuff going on. She has so many tracks that could make for great music videos too... if they were actually released: Descending, Pray For Rain, Guardian, All My Lovers Die, and a ton of covers.
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  8. None of us know what her relationship with Capitol is actually like but I fully believe her when she says she's been mistreated by them. She has literally nothing to gain from lying about it.
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  9. I dunno—I'm inclined to have sympathy for a woman who has been perpetually mistreated by her label, dealing with chronic illness, and the list goes on. She hasn't had a lot of wins in the past ten years, and the video not being released could be the final straw for her. We don't know what's going on behind the scenes, but I don't expect you to carry an ounce of sympathy or nuance for female performers given your post history, teebs.
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  10. I 100% believe this but also sadly believe that she’s incredibly difficult to work with as well. Like it can be both.
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  11. I mean, the term "difficult" as often applied to female performers is unfortunately very loaded in the industry and its definition really depends on who you ask. Not saying you're doing that with your post as I generally get what you're saying - I don't think anyone here wants to deny her her agency, and like I said, the truest story of Sky vs. Capitol is one I doubt any of us will ever hear. But I'll never understand the immediate default to "she's lying", even after the last several years, because it just makes no sense to me and generally strikes me as weirdly mean-spirited.
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  12. This. I'm tired of the undercover misogyny in pointed statements like this.
  13. Where did she said this? Can’t find it anywhere.
  14. I have a source. Thought this would be a proper channel to get it out there and make some noise. (I also want a little sky-tective to find out what video stole the concept)
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  15. It's absolutealy awkward how loaded\triggered people get while discussing her, like.... It's not even about this thread, but there's a huge crowd that enjoys going full "She's lying! She's a Psychopat! Absolutely wasted on DRUGS and that's why she's lying!" and it's like... sit down. I promise life will go on if you never hear Descending or whatever song that was supposed to be released. It's just so clear that there are many things that are out of her hands, even if it's a budget issue or not being able to release a Music Video.

    Of course there's a part of "blame" that comes from her, but you can't literally go on and call her the worst things on earth without thinking just a little about the fucking problem of being under a corporation like a Major Label. Like, yes, they can fuck up your life and... they do own you with contracts and deals. It's absolutely terrifying to imagine what type of Contract they put these underage girls while they're chasing success. Imagine being signed while 16 on the project of being "the next Britney Spears", seeing every attempt to launch you just fall over like a house of cards, growing up and realizing you're really not in the mood for shiny-sparkling synthpop and want to drive yourself to somewhere else, while the Label that made the first project already invested Million$ on 3 Music Videos, a whole album that was shelved (and it wasn't your next door soundcloud producer, mind you, but Dallas Austin and Bloodshy & Avant) and every other thing that goes into an album campaign that never materialized because THEY FAILED to you.
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  16. I totally understand being upset in her position. But I would think I’d also go rogue at that point, especially if I paid for it out of pocket, and upload that shit myself. She can even pull a “I did it first!” move for some easy publicity. She has nothing to lose at this point, in my opinion. Worst case scenario, she’s out of a label, and that’s probably also the best case scenario ddd.

    I signed that Free Sky campaign going around, so hopefully something comes of it.
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  17. Yeah, she COULD easily leak her own songs in a random youtube channel and them pretend she didn't know about anything in later interviews just like michelle branch did leaking west coast time as a kiss my ass goodbye to warner dddd
  18. I have a feeling this is not as easy as we'd like to believe as well. I mean, ironically wasn't she one of the few cases ever where someone leaking shit actually got sent to jail 10 years ago or so? At least that we are aware.

    Deep down I just think she's not letting they "get away with it" and "just releasing the album" without the support she wants. She hinted many times she wants a proper rollout, she wants to make music videos and all these things, and they probably fight over that side of things, not only about the music (which more likely is just "done". Maybe in final mixing\mastering and "need one song or two to be fully happy" state).
  19. It's very easy to be like this is what I would do in her position when you're not in her position... It's also apparently very hard for some to have any compassion.

    Aren't y'all tired of constantly calling her a liar, and difficult, and lazy? Cause quite frankly i'm tired of hearing it. Like we get it, you don't see her as human being and think she owes you her art.
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  20. Wasn't the video just shots of her singing the song from the promo photos we got at the time? That's not like... an exclusive concept... but I guess even if it was it's pretty demoralizing to have the carrot dangled in front of your nose every few months for a decade and then someone fakes you out every time. Keeping her in that pattern for that long is insidious and I'm not even sure what anyone at the label would gain by that. If doing that to prevent her from signing elsewhere is the reason why, well it's cute of them to think she'd ever want to sign another contract after this.
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