Island Def Jam released a dumb statement today talking about the failed relationship between them and Janet Jackson. Last week Janet revealed that she was unhappy with the IDJ deal and wanted out! Now IDJ is firing back with a vague statement.
“Unfortunately we haven’t experienced the results we would have liked with this new album. But we respect and support Janet.”
Translastion: Janet didn’t sale as much as we wanted in the first week. And since we don’t know how to market music anymore we dropped the ball on the album and decided to promote Mariah instead.
Janet Jackson if you are reading this blog do yourself a favor and get the exit clause ready from IDJ and get out of there. You can’t follow JD where ever he goes. You should sign to LiveNation, tour, and release any other albums via LiveNation. You don’t need a record label to be successful. You have a LONG career with tons awards and there is no shame in going indie and doing what you want to do by yourself.
And since I’m a HUGE Janet fan, GreasyGuide.com is launching “Promoting Janet.” Our new 2008 campaign to help get Janet’s “Discipline” album to platinum status and to stick it to IDJ cause they SUCK! IF you would like to help visit http://promotingjanet.ning.com and post your suggestions on how us fans can help our lady in her time of need.