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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cure removed from the Interscope website

In an update to the rumor about The Cure splitting with Universal/Interscope/Geffen, Interscope/Geffen has removed them from their list of artists on their website. Still there by searching, but gone from the active roster, just as Friend of CoF previously said. They are still listed on the Suretone website, however. And of course, The Cure.com forum has been shut down. No idea what all of this means, but it does seem to confirm that something is going on with the labels. I think RS really needs to post his first tweet. : )
(Thanks to emsywink for the tip about the Interscope website)

39 comments:

  1. arrgh...still waiting on the new deluxe editions. if the cure can pull out of universal, more power to them, but their deluxe editions have been exceptional compared to other bands. leaving universal means no deluxe editions??

    i'm eager to know what their next move is...radical i hope.

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  2. The Cure are cooked and done as a studio act that sells records, the label knows this. They put out the most poppy album in years and it barely moved 40K copies, lol.

    What happened to the 'dark album' counterpart? Was RS full of shyte on that one?

    I would like to see The Cure just release music independently, no more labels. And of course tour!

    I would be surprised to see a new album from The Cure anytime before 2012 or 13. However, maybe they will tour again in 2011 or so.

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  3. Gentle poke for Craig - what happened to "I will not say tweet!"?

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    Thanks for the updates!

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  4. Heron: I was just about to tease him for saying the "t" word, but you beat me to it!! Hahaha!

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  5. A return to Fiction records, maybe? I don't think so of course, but at least they still show on their list of artists ;)

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  6. Yeah, yeah, whatever you two. : P If you can't beat them, tweet them. Or something like that. : )

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  7. LOL V! Sorry I beat you to it!

    Did you notice that you posted at 4:13!

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  8. Craig I love your tweets! OOPS -- perhaps I should let V say that too, haha!!

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  9. Did you notice that you posted at 4:13!

    Yes, I did notice that!! :D

    Craig, you know what my next question is... ;)

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  10. OOPS -- perhaps I should let V say that too, haha!!

    Hahahahah! It sounds so naughty!

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  11. They are still listed on the Mighty U site.

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  12. mmm.. Have obviously missed a running joke somewhere along the line.. :)
    Tweet away, Robert.. Anything at all will do nicely!

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  13. i miss the days when the cure were actively involved in their website.

    if robert starts "tweeting" i'm going to give up on life.
    i hate the fucking internet.


    present company excluded, of course.

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  14. What is going on with The Cure? It seems like there has not been any significant news in a long time. As always, this is not a criticism of Craig, just an observation about the band.

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  15. Yep, starving for any kind of official news, here. It's so dead, even the Goths are unhappy.

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  17. fancy the deluxes stalling just before the Big D - you couldn't make it up.

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  18. V, Craig and Rev - Love ya!

    LOL!!

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  19. I think Rhino Records was doing the re-issues, right? Not Universal. Is Rhino still around? [leaves to search the hated internet]

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  20. I'd love to see them sign with mute records... At least they'd be understood and looked after there. Mute do a great job with depeche.

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  21. isnt it the other way round? depeche mode doing a great job and brings the money for mute to survive ; )

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  22. Bah!

    Where is my Bloodflowers remaster?

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  23. By the time the next set of remasters come out, it will be time to start remastering the remasters!

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  24. The reissues were released by Rhino (in the USA, at least) so leaving Universal shouldn't affect the remaster releases. Although I wouldn't be surprised if, should The Cure actually be leaving UMG, there was some dispute over the remastered edition of Disintegration. I'm sure that UMG would see that as a big seller.

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  25. Tweet? Robert? ROFL!

    Sofia, I miss those days as well. I miss a lot of things that 'used to be'...

    Gawd, I'm a maudlin old cow! ;-)

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  27. besides; last night i saw the the repeat of the doc "welcomr to the 80s". Not much about the Cure, but they finshed with "subway song" o- And The Cure is "guilty" for gothic goes Pop- HuH

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  28. Universal has no ownership of or rights to any of the albums recorded prior to The Cure's signing with them. So the departure from UMG, if true, should have no impact by itself on the release of any of the remasters up to the self-titled album.

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  29. Do DM really have anything to do with Mute surviving since EMI bought the whole thing?

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  30. i would never go on twitter and read it even if robert smith was on it, i hate twitter that much, it makes me sick

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  31. Oh good lord, even Robert's on twitter now...?

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  32. I doubt the Cure is no longer a studio band. Look like any aged band labels feel that there is no need to put money into them "to get them off the ground". From a business stand point they want to take known bands, and make albums with them as cheap as possible. So if they only sell 40k its all profit no matter what.

    Honestly The Cure should just stay the course. Make music and tour and for those of us who follow yay for us. For the older and or younger crowd who doesn't care oh well. The Cure had a run at the top and it was awesome. Be happy that there was a new record, yet another great tour and hopefully more.

    It doesn't matter signed or not. Stream it and sell it online, put it in a store or just play it live. People don't buy music anymore. Tour sales are key to making a band. If they move a few copies awesome.

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  34. Right this has just confused me. Suddenly, all of The Cure's music videos are available on YouTube but the funny thing is that it's The Universal Music Group that has put them all on there. So maybe The Cure haven't split with Geffen/Interscope/Universal after all :/

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  35. Re: Cure YouTube vids.... they've been on there since 2008. You can see the date each one was added on the right side of the page under where it says "universalmusicgroup".

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  36. Yeah, that's not a new development.

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  37. Really? I've only just been able to access them. Do you guys live in the states because that might be the reason.

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