Several of you have legitimately criticized the optimism (and some hype) surrounding the resurrection of Canaan Records. And since I’ve participated in that optimism, let me say a few more words about that.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m assuming
That said, empirically speaking, there’s plenty of reason for skepticism up to this point. I know record labels don’t build themselves overnight and things take time etc. On top of that, not everything is within the label’s control, of course. The Booth Brothers, for instance, turned Canaan down, a fairly unpredictable move (given the group’s track record of making sound business decisions), not to mention an enormous mistake considering that
Imponderables aside, though, Canaan really should have scored and announced one big, young, new name soon after the Hoppers deal to buy the label some time to do whatever it is one hopes they’re doing in these vast gaps of silence between signings (one of the worst kept secrets in the industry right now seems to be Canaan’s long flirtation with Lauren Talley, which has been going on long enough now for most couples to get hitched, break up and remarry). So yeah … high hopes and all. But The Ride is only going to take Canaan so far, after all.Email this Post