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JOE ELLIOTT On How DEF LEPPARD's Digital Deal Was Completed

Def Leppard 2017. By Sally J

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed and discussed the band's new streaming deal.

Joe spoke to Music Ally about the recent streaming/digital deal announcement.

Joe talked about adding their music to digital services, why it took so long, changes at Universal Records, how the deal was done, music industry changes, the digital re-records, their 80s success, new bands, the Hysteria/Pyromania albums and how the streaming has been going after a week.

Joe mentioned that new people at Universal Records in the UK and the USA have helped to make the newly announced digital deal happen.

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Music Ally - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

The Streaming/Digital Deal With Universal Records

"Imagine that light there [points to light hanging from the ceiling] is Universal. Whoever is underneath, it is Universal. As soon as they move and somebody else comes in, it is still Universal, but the people we are dealing with down here are different folk."

"The people back then were different folk. The people now like David Rowe [in the UK] and [Bruce] Resnikoff in New York are completely sympathetic to our cause – or whatever diplomatic phrase you want to use. I had dinner with them last night and we had the best time ever. These guys are completely on board. They are fans of music. They are fans of the band. The last crowd in weren’t."

Digital Streaming After A Week

"The three biggest cities for us right now – cities, not even countries – are Mexico City, São Paulo and Santiago. Coincidentally three cities that we played in September and October. They are streaming and they are huge. And it’s boys between the age of 18 and 26. Not the girls, who I thought it would be, in Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. It has just gone off over there because all they have is one of these [holds up smartphone]. They don’t have laptops or CD players – they can’t be bothered. This is it. Am I a [streaming] millionaire? No!"

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