Some divorces are messier than others. And this one's definitely personal: after abruptly chopping longtime leader and cofounder Jeff Price, Tunecore now seems determined to erase the memory of Price entirely. In fact, as a condition for interviewing a TuneCore executive about future plans for the company, we were asked to keep Price completely out of it.
After beating around the bush a bit, this was flatly emailed to us by TuneCore's press relations group during setup:
The interview never happened.
@mikeerrico Tuesday, October 30, 2012
ShwanG Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Jeff Price deserves congrats for killing this company even after he's left it. He had his chance to make it work, didn't get profitability or exit, got fired, and is now deciding to screw the company fromthe parking lot now.
Shakey Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I was stoked to use tunecore and now the whole thing seems jacked. Just a big pissing match.
Visitor Tuesday, October 30, 2012
All parts are a little silly here, no?
Rip Van Winkle Wednesday, October 31, 2012
And this is headline music news?
You should rename your site Digital Music Snooze.
asshole Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Then why do you bother stopping to read? Go away, fuck off, leave the rest of us alone.
Captain Obvious Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Your song on iTunes - $15
Music Publishing Administration - $ 75
TuneCore without Jeff Price - priceless.
Couldn't resist, sorry.
guest Wednesday, October 31, 2012
this is not news - who cares.
Mike Wells Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I just have to say, I have been on 3 industry panels with Jeff over the last 5 years or so, 1 where I was the moderator. Jeff has ALWAYS been the pinnacle of professionalism and Tunecore was my #1 referral to people for digital distro specifically because of Jeff's work-ethic, looking out for independents, honesty, man the list goes on and on.
Jeff is a solid, top-shelf, A+ kinda guy. Yes, I respect the dude, it's obvious. I have no idea what happened, but I wish Jeff the very most success on his future work. I am 100% positive we will be hearing from him soon with his next plan and I'm very much looking forward to hearing about.
Best regards to all,
danwriter Thursday, November 01, 2012
Yeah, this is news, and not good news. To put this kind of restriction on journalism is flagrant arrogance. This isn't an interview with a celebrity whose handlers have put his/her latest DUI off limits as a topic; this is a significant component of an entire industry in reorganization saying, in effect, "We make the rules here." Paul was right to bring this to the fore.
Visitor Thursday, November 01, 2012
You are the first commenter that understands what this article is about.
This article is not about Jeff Price. It is about his former employer's attorney's doing what they get paid to do. and that is to be highly paid assholes.