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Madge to do a Prince or a Radiohead?

Bloggers with an ‘I-told-you-so’ attitude are smug and annoying but I can’t help but link Madonna’s latest deal with Live Nation with my post of March 2007. Mrs Ritchie has done almost exactly what I predicted.

She’s signed up for a monster touring, merchandise and album deal with the very people I had so much trouble speaking to on the phone, the funny thing is that I was told back then that “this is not a story” . . . I guess it’s a story now. 

Furthermore, she says in the above interview: “Who knows how my albums will be distributed in the future?”

Like this perhaps?

RIP record labels.