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#1 OFFLINE   Roll With me

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 01:23 PM

TAP Management are in the cover of Music Week's new issue. They talk to Ben and Ed about their company, their future and also talk to their clients including Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, etc... Specifically about Lana, they talk about how they met, her use of social media and their work ethics.

 

The interview is way long, I'll basically add the excerpts where Ben and Ed talk specifically about Lana and Lana's whole interview

 

Ben and Ed's part:

 

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Lana's interview about TAP Management:

 

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Here's a link to the magazine issue (needed to be suscribed or at least registered to read the whole thing): https://www.musicwee...-out-now/080212


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:39 AM

 

We’ve seen so many times where artists are “developed” at a label where there are too many people with too many opinions on an artist who isn’t yet sure of who they are or what they’re doing… They get watered down because they listen to all those opinions. For us, it’s always about building something that allows artists to stay out of that system for as long as possible, figure out who they want to be, get as good musically as they can be, get their proposition sorted and work with a small, focused team that could deliver that. And then when they enter that system, you take from it what you really want, which is global infrastructure, money and marketing spend

That's quite funny considering how the UV release was handled. Lana having to fight her label after an album and an EP doesn't exactly scream "support". She was a grown woman but come on. Even Dan found it weird.

Good for her that they get along so well, but at least to me it never appeared as if they've gone "above and beyond" for her. I could be completely wrong obviously, because I don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Also it might be great for her that she can do apparently the fuck she wants, but there are things they seriously need to intervene and tell her to follow through instead of going with their bullshit attitude of "wE'rE nOt AlWayS RigHt EitHEr".

The most prominent example for that is the NFR tour. I've complained about that tour before, but I don't mind repeating myself because it was the breaking point to me. Points where they should have told her to suck it up and follow through:

  • Learn your fucking songs
  • Refusing to sing songs from the album your tour is named after :bigbrain:
  • the back track .............. enough already
  • the setlist .....................
  • "having to be in the mood for a show" ????

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:33 PM

 

  • Learn your fucking songs
  • Refusing to sing songs from the album your tour is named after :bigbrain:
  • the back track .............. enough already
  • the setlist .....................
  • "having to be in the mood for a show" ????

 

!!!!!!!!!

It is literally her JOB to perform, right? She made a commitment and people payed their hard earned money and some even travelled from far away and stuff, although that extra cost is their choice and their responsibility, but still. It comes off as really rude and entitled when all she does is walk around and talksing a few lines every other song while letting the backing track do 90% of the work for her, with the same old tired setlist and no new songs, only says hi to Win, vapes and damages her lungs/voice, and then leaves. Someone NEEDS to get through to her and tell her or whoever is in charge of all this that all of her fans hate it. This literally can't go on or her ticket sales will start to fall. Which is scary for obvious reasons but also I feel like whoever is in charge of this mess is clearly missing the point, so in order to compensate and make her show more "appealing" they'll just double down on what's already going on. I am so afraid  :defeated:


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:37 PM

I always consider myself the person who does the least on the stage

some points were MADE.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:59 PM

Summary: Ben admits her typewritten rant was bad, she admits she's a pain in the arse, and at the end of the day, the relationship works because they let her get away with all her nonsense. 

 

Nothing new to see here. 


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:14 PM

fire them
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:14 PM

The way I'd probably quit if I was her manager.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:16 PM

The way I'd probably quit if I was her manager.

 

She must pay them really, really well


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for sharing this Roll With me.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:24 PM

The way I'd probably quit if I was her manager.

 

They get paid to do nothing tho 


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:27 PM

thats a really sweet interview.

Ben and Ed are really good managers, the way BTD was handled and Dua Lipa is a rising star are proof enough. If Lana doesnt want them to get her promo deals and TV performances etc, then theres nothing they can do


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Lana once called me sweetheart so that's that


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:32 PM

i swear I hate this woman more with every passing day. Ben and Ed didn't know what they were getting into lol


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:33 PM

I never saw an interview where they interview the starlet's managers in this way before, it's a cool angle and I like the story about how Lana met them originally.

 

I still don't understand how does she think meditation contributes to society at large, though.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:38 PM

thats a really sweet interview.

Ben and Ed are really good managers, the way BTD was handled and Dua Lipa is a rising star are proof enough. If Lana doesnt want them to get her promo deals and TV performances etc, then theres nothing they can do

I mean it's a pretty sweet deal. All they have to do is yell at fans on social media occasionally, live stream a patch of grass for 10 seconds when she tours, and the rest of the time, as you say, do absolutely nothing.

 

@Ben and @Ed if you need a secretary or some shit, lmk


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:06 AM

That's quite funny considering how the UV release was handled. Lana having to fight her label after an album and an EP doesn't exactly scream "support". She was a grown woman but come on. Even Dan found it weird.
Good for her that they get along so well, but at least to me it never appeared as if they've gone "above and beyond" for her. I could be completely wrong obviously, because I don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Also it might be great for her that she can do apparently the fuck she wants, but there are things they seriously need to intervene and tell her to follow through instead of going with their bullshit attitude of "wE'rE nOt AlWayS RigHt EitHEr".
The most prominent example for that is the NFR tour. I've complained about that tour before, but I don't mind repeating myself because it was the breaking point to me. Points where they should have told her to suck it up and follow through:

  • Learn your fucking songs
  • Refusing to sing songs from the album your tour is named after :bigbrain:
  • the back track .............. enough already
  • the setlist .....................
  • "having to be in the mood for a show" ????
Thanks for coming to my ted talk

UV was an issue with her label not with her management though, Dan would have no reason to lie about this.
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:17 AM

That being said, I’m pretty sure I played 50 shows last year so it’s not like I do nothing!


nnnn did she already forget she cancelled like half of them


(it was 29, i checked)
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:32 AM

nnnn did she already forget she cancelled like half of them


(it was 29, i checked)

And she phoned in at least 5



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:55 AM

I still don't understand how does she think meditation contributes to society at large, though.

I'm pretty sure she doesn't, either. That entire answer is just stuff she made up


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:56 AM

Dua's career is proof that Lana could get all the promo and proper grand releases if she wanted to. They let her do what she wants, so I don't see the point in bashing them too much. 


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:04 AM

  • Learn your fucking songs
  • Refusing to sing songs from the album your tour is named after :bigbrain:
  • the back track .............. enough already
  • the setlist .....................
  • "having to be in the mood for a show" ????

Thanks for coming to my ted talk

 

All of these are true, but the last one irritates me the most. It's obvious sometimes she's not in the mood and she's just not super energetic on stage (granted she's not usually the most energetic performer) and it comes across as lazy.

 

It's just awkward to watch her perform, especially at a festival when not everyone is a fan of hers to begin with. Like Lanz you can do better.


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