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Old 13-09-2013, 22:01
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All their latest songs seem to be flopping hard on both sides of the atlantic, is it nearly over for them?
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:20
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Just cause there latest songs aren't doing aswell as before doesn't mean it's the end
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:23
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hope so - cant stand them! although I do like 'we own the night'
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:26
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Their new single is called "Show Me Love (America)". Says it all really.
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:39
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Just cause there latest songs aren't doing aswell as before doesn't mean it's the end
The idea of being a recording act signed to a label is to sell records and make a profit.
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:51
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The idea of being a recording act signed to a label is to sell records and make a profit.
There's people who haven't had a top 100 hit in years who still have their record deals.

I don't think it's over for The Wanted. Glad You Came was the 6th biggest song of 2012 in the US. That's only last year. Maybe they'll choose to split up, I don't know.

Ever since Heart Vacancy missed #1 back in 2010 people were saying that "it's over" for them, but they're still here.
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:54
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There's people who haven't had a top 100 hit in years who still have their record deals.
Those are Normally people who have made their labels lots of profit in the past. If you haven't made them money, you get dropped.
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Old 13-09-2013, 23:05
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Those are Normally people who have made their labels lots of profit in the past. If you haven't made them money, you get dropped.
Realistically, when it comes to renewing the contract of The Wanted, since their success has declined, they might get offered a lower advance, lower royalty rates, less promotion and/or less control/freedom over their albums. The group members might decide that their new contract isn't worth it and decide not to renew it and split up instead (this is what happened with JLS).

Look at this list of artists signed to their label: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Group_artists

The Wanted, even with their decline in success, are still amongst the most successful on there at the moment. Probably 60%+ of these people are practically unknown.

I'm not a fan of The Wanted, but I always find it annoying how people on this forum are incredibly hostile towards boy groups and endlessly fantasize about them being dropped, etc. It's only with a boy groups where a #2 hit in the charts is deemed a "failure" lol.

The Saturdays have had less success than The Wanted or One Direction, yet I don't often see people on this forum talking about them getting dropped (I don't think The Saturdays are in danger of getting dropped either, it's just the hypocrisy here).
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Old 13-09-2013, 23:13
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Just cause there latest songs aren't doing aswell as before doesn't mean it's the end
For most artists this is true but for boybands who become successful from the first song (a must these days) a slip down the charts and out the top ten alarm bells go off.

You only have to look at JLS and most boybands who (apart from Take That/Busted) split/disappear when they start to tail off from a peak to see a pattern of how it goes.

I'd say their falling out with One Direction which has been proven to be genuine and not just media hyped has affected them also both in the US and UK. They must have forgot they proberly actually share a fanbase (although One Direction would still have the bigger share) and have alienated themselves.

They need a song that connects across all demographics and not just a teen/young adult audience.
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Old 13-09-2013, 23:18
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They seem a bit desperate at the moment. They'll have released five singles before the album drops and they all sound completely different. It's like they're throwing all these random songs at the wall and seeing what sticks. They were singing We Own The Night on Daybreak the other day, while radio had already started playing Show Me Love

I like their new song though. It could be number one if they get an X Factor performance. It sounds very Take That.
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Old 13-09-2013, 23:40
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Honestly I feel sad for them, their first album was great, and then from the 2nd onwards they seem to be doing this hipster, radio friendly commercial dance songs that just don't suit them, their album is constantly being delayed due to "last minute" recording sessions which is label speak for "Our last single flopped so now we're panicking and trying to make the album better", they seem to have lost that spark they started out with, I think the constant feuds and tabloid over-exposure is doing them no good.
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Old 14-09-2013, 00:15
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Realistically, when it comes to renewing the contract of The Wanted, since their success has declined, they might get offered a lower advance, lower royalty rates, less promotion and/or less control/freedom over their albums. The group members might decide that their new contract isn't worth it and decide not to renew it and split up instead (this is what happened with JLS).

Look at this list of artists signed to their label: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Group_artists

The Wanted, even with their decline in success, are still amongst the most successful on there at the moment. Probably 60%+ of these people are practically unknown.

I'm not a fan of The Wanted, but I always find it annoying how people on this forum are incredibly hostile towards boy groups and endlessly fantasize about them being dropped, etc. It's only with a boy groups where a #2 hit in the charts is deemed a "failure" lol.

The Saturdays have had less success than The Wanted or One Direction, yet I don't often see people on this forum talking about them getting dropped (I don't think The Saturdays are in danger of getting dropped either, it's just the hypocrisy here).
But am I right in saying the Saturdays are on their own label so of course won't get dropped?
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Old 14-09-2013, 00:45
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Those are Normally people who have made their labels lots of profit in the past. If you haven't made them money, you get dropped.
That also usually applies to people with some sort of artistic credibility or a cult following. The Wanted have neither of these because they are simply a commercial venture and a pretty shallow one at that.
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Old 14-09-2013, 01:23
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The signs are pretty obvious. Their album was due out the week after next but has been delayed again. They're on their FIFTH single and still no album.

I'd feel sorry for them but I can't. It's not exactly as if they come across or even try to be likeable. Guess its all back fired.

I don't see anything happening for this album.
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Old 14-09-2013, 16:22
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I feel bad for the Wanted & it seems to me the biggest issue people have with them is that they don't find them as attractive as they think guys in boy bands should be. If you watch their interviews or show, it's all joking around & laughing & just being silly but seem like real nice guys & are great to their fans.

They deserve more credit because they did not start off on a massive TV talent show where they could gain fans week to week. They really did start from the bottom. The fact is 1D's worldwide success & massive fanbase has over shadowed the bit of success they have had. They're actually talented & have really good mangement with Scooter Bruan but I think in order for them to get back up there, they need a song that appeals to the general public as the teen girl audience mostly care about 1D. That being said they do well as a live act as they're constantly doing gigs.
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Old 14-09-2013, 16:28
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McFly went through the phase of their songs not doing well, but they've come out of it now, they ended up going back to Universal.
I was listening to Lightning earlier and forgot that it was actually a good song. But their latest stuff is dire and sounds the same.
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Old 14-09-2013, 17:37
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But am I right in saying the Saturdays are on their own label so of course won't get dropped?
No, they're signed to a major. Universal I think?
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Old 14-09-2013, 18:04
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My answer is

a) probably

b) who cares

You could replace the words " The Wanted" for any other manufactured X Factor/ BGT sh*tty group and my answer would be the same
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Old 14-09-2013, 22:41
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Realistically, when it comes to renewing the contract of The Wanted, since their success has declined, they might get offered a lower advance, lower royalty rates, less promotion and/or less control/freedom over their albums. The group members might decide that their new contract isn't worth it and decide not to renew it and split up instead (this is what happened with JLS).

Look at this list of artists signed to their label: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Group_artists

The Wanted, even with their decline in success, are still amongst the most successful on there at the moment. Probably 60%+ of these people are practically unknown.

I'm not a fan of The Wanted, but I always find it annoying how people on this forum are incredibly hostile towards boy groups and endlessly fantasize about them being dropped, etc. It's only with a boy groups where a #2 hit in the charts is deemed a "failure" lol.

The Saturdays have had less success than The Wanted or One Direction, yet I don't often see people on this forum talking about them getting dropped (I don't think The Saturdays are in danger of getting dropped either, it's just the hypocrisy here).
Universal Music Group basically have signed 95% of the music industry
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Old 15-09-2013, 08:50
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Realistically, when it comes to renewing the contract of The Wanted, since their success has declined, they might get offered a lower advance, lower royalty rates, less promotion and/or less control/freedom over their albums. The group members might decide that their new contract isn't worth it and decide not to renew it and split up instead (this is what happened with JLS).

Look at this list of artists signed to their label: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Group_artists

The Wanted, even with their decline in success, are still amongst the most successful on there at the moment. Probably 60%+ of these people are practically unknown.

I'm not a fan of The Wanted, but I always find it annoying how people on this forum are incredibly hostile towards boy groups and endlessly fantasize about them being dropped, etc. It's only with a boy groups where a #2 hit in the charts is deemed a "failure" lol.

The Saturdays have had less success than The Wanted or One Direction, yet I don't often see people on this forum talking about them getting dropped (I don't think The Saturdays are in danger of getting dropped either, it's just the hypocrisy here).
That is an odd list because quite a lot on that list are no longer signed to universal, or even recording music anymore!
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Old 15-09-2013, 09:56
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I think The Wanted will split up sometime next year. Similar situation as JLS (low single sales -> low album sales -> split)
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Old 15-09-2013, 11:06
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For most artists this is true but for boybands who become successful from the first song (a must these days) a slip down the charts and out the top ten alarm bells go off.

You only have to look at JLS and most boybands who (apart from Take That/Busted) split/disappear when they start to tail off from a peak to see a pattern of how it goes.

I'd say their falling out with One Direction which has been proven to be genuine and not just media hyped has affected them also both in the US and UK. They must have forgot they proberly actually share a fanbase (although One Direction would still have the bigger share) and have alienated themselves.

They need a song that connects across all demographics and not just a teen/young adult audience.
I have to agree.

The Wanted were doing fine before the conflict but now it seems like it has affected them in a negative light.

I think The Wanted need to move away from the teen/young adults audiences and concentrate more of the general public because I pretty much think 1D have stolen their fans in this demographic now.

I do think they are slowly going to disappear as they seem to be such a cliche boyband. They are pulling out all the stops with the TV show and all these singles but nothing seems to be working.
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Old 15-09-2013, 12:32
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I find it quite worrying for them that their best single since GYC, We Own The Night barely scraped the top 10 and crashed out shortly afterwards. I don't think they're anywhere near being dropped though.
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Old 15-09-2013, 12:34
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I can see them splitting soon. Well at least i hope so!
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Old 15-09-2013, 12:36
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I have to agree.

The Wanted were doing fine before the conflict but now it seems like it has affected them in a negative light.

I think The Wanted need to move away from the teen/young adults audiences and concentrate more of the general public because I pretty much think 1D have stolen their fans in this demographic now.

I do think they are slowly going to disappear as they seem to be such a cliche boyband. They are pulling out all the stops with the TV show and all these singles but nothing seems to be working.
But the general public don't usually like boy bands unless it is for nostalgia reasons like TT who reformed and got their fans back and more
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