Elton On Music Biz & Lily Allen

Sir Elton John has noticed that the music biz is dying! Eltie has issued a somber assessment of the industry’s future, saying it is “disappearing”, lamenting the fall of artists such as Duffy and Kate Nash, and criticising the cut-throat nature of recording contracts, leading musicians to be dropped from labels if they do not immediately win smash-hit success. In an interview on website musicweek.com, Sir Elton said: “A record company can drop an artist after one or two albums. My first record was “Empty Sky,” which didn’t sell that many. I was getting known as a live artist so the record company knew there was something there. It’s essential we have live artists.” In other Elton news, he praises Lily Allen for writing the songs for the “Bridget Jones” musical.

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