Mimixxx Posted November 25, 2011 Share Posted November 25, 2011 Personally I can understand why they've taken the decision to become involved in XFactor. These TV appearances generate album and concert ticket sales (aka pay the bills) and the guys have now appeared on the majority of chat shows on the UK TV circuit (only show left to do is Alan Carr's ChattyMan I think) and with the loss of Top of The Pops, the programmes with the highest viewing figures are these current trend Pop Culture mindless shows. As it's not possible to get Coldplay on Strictly Come Dancing the highest exposure point from there is XFactor and if you look at the charts, the general public respond to the show by buying the featured song if it's performed well. So how better to publicize your product, and generate the required continued sales, than to sign up to the show? The guys might not like the decision either but have had to take it to pay the elecy at the Bakery for instance, after all don't we all do things in our jobs that we don't always agree with or particually like but have to do to earn the money. We all need to remember that the product called "Coldplay" only has a limited shelf life and whilst no-one is aware how long that is the guys selling the product, Masters Berryman, Buckland, Champion and Martin and working as hard as possible to generate everyone involved as much money as possible before it expires. Hopefully the "Coldplay" product will have a life span similar to that of "Pepsi" or "Coke-Cola". You could always control Coldplay's exposure on XFactor by voting for one of the other acts and getting rid of Janet before the finals, but I'm curious to see what song they would do and how they would adapt it to make it useable for the show as how many of their songs are truely duets?? *stands back and waits for the flaming* I kinda understand what you're saying but they've just sold over 400,000 stadium tour tickets in under half an hour and the album broke digital sales records, I don't think they need any help selling their "product" (which is a word I don't like, but to be honest is what they seemed to have become of late :(), especially when the Christmas market will boost album sales without the need of further promotion. I really don't think they need the money either to be honest. My main objection with it though, is that they have always spoke out about being against how it can knock someone talented down to the point where they feel like they should just give up, just because they're not note perfect every single time they perform. And if that's something they believe in they shouldn't just discard that belief when some waves a huge cheque in their faces. :shrug: How did you respond? (Other than the note on the previous page about not disguising disgust.) Do you think the look on your face was like "fffuuuhhhh...." I suppose maybe the name of the thread should be changed from "UNTRUE" to "TRUE" now. I asked the question in the negative: "Can I ask you something Jonny?" Sure. "That rumour about X Factor isn't true is it?" *pulls face* When he said it was I just said "Oh right...well...thanks for answering" I was disappointed and I didn't disguise it in my tone or on my face, but I didn't want to be rude either. There were a few people around me who groaned and said "nooooooooooo" too though so I don't think he went away thinking that anyone was pleased by the answer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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