Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Bruce is another one. His 1st two albums initially sold poorly. But the label stayed behind him, and now he has 120 million world wide sales to his credit.
Of course, now his 2st two albums are considered classics, but that's only because later fans went back and bought them later on.
If Columbia (now Sony) signed a guy today, and his first album sold poorly, he'd never get to make his 2nd one.
In the other now infamous thread, you and I fought, I think that when it comes down to it, you and I agree on a lot of things. What you're saying is exactly what Pat Metheny is concerned about.