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Thursday, May 05, 2005
Not Their Cup of Tea
Oh for heaven's sake! Starbucks is boycotting the Boss???

Is Starbucks the new Wallmart in their effort to "censor" what they sell to the public? Since when is America's java juggernaut the new Conservative Police?
According to those involved in the matter, Springsteen was never involved directly in the potential deal, which was han­dled by Columbia Records. Columbia also refused to comment. However, those close to the deal—speaking on condition that they not be identified—told NEWSWEEK that Starbucks initially wanted a promotional link be­tween the new Springsteen CD and the Starbucks brand. But Columbia Records, apparently without consulting Springsteen, balked out of deference to the artist’s long­standing aversion to becoming a pitchman. The sources said Starbucks countered with a proposal to merely sell the CD at its out­lets. But after listening to the album, Star­bucks executives stopped negotiations after hearing “Reno.”
Knowing Bruce's abject reluctance to pitch any product with his music, I can't believe he'd be happy with Columbia over this deal.

All this aside - go get the "Devils and Dust" CD - it's brilliant.
posted by Broadsheet @ 4:53 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At May 06, 2005, Blogger Jen said…

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  • At May 06, 2005, Blogger Jen said…

    Hmm, that doesn't stop Starbucks from being one of the advertisers at A-Z lyrics (where, ironically, their ad banner was displayed above the lyrics to Reno:

    As my mom says, The universe works in mysterious ways

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