Macca left EMI because it had become boring

December 15th, 2007 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 15 (ANI): Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney revealed that he parted ways with EMI, his label of 45 years, because it had become boring and he had “dreaded going to see” its executives.

The legendary singer said that the company’s handling of his music had become “symbolic of the treadmill” and thus made him turn towards Starbucks label, Hear Music.

“Everybody at EMI had become part of the furniture. I’d be a couch; Coldplay are an armchair,” BBC quoted him, as saying.

“Robbie Williams, I dread to think what he was. I could guess what they were going to say. ‘Love your record, Paul.’ And I’d say, ‘Well what should we do with it?’ he added.

On EMI’s desire to spend six months marketing his music, the star explained: Then they’d go: ‘Well, we think you ought to go to Cologne ,’ which is what they always say. You go somewhere, speak to a million journalists for one day and you get all the same questions. So I started saying, ‘God, we’ve got to do something else.

Sir Paul further said that he was eager to release the album quickly, but was told by EMI bosses that a period of at least six months was needed to market his music.

“Couldn’t some bright people do that in two days? Look boys, I’m sorry, I’m digging a new furrow,” he said. (ANI)

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