Joined: April 2001
||Posted: Sep. 29 2007, 12:33
|Quote (Korgscrew @ Sep. 28 2007, 10:21)|
|Quote (leesonar @ Sep. 28 2007, 09:29)|
|The Record Companies should colate a contact list and the onus should be on them to contact you, via email fax, etc I didn't realize that you were in the position of contacting them.|
It's a bit of both. When they feel like announcing something, they get in touch with us...if we want an answer to a question or confirmation of something, we have to get in touch with them. In this instance it seemed that the details had only just been confirmed to them yesterday (though someone at Universal Italy obviously felt it was pretty certain the day before that...) and they'd not got round to getting in touch yet. Still, whether they would have done or not, calling them got us an answer quicker.
We like to get things confirmed before we post them to the front page. If there are interesting rumours flying around, someone will usually post them to the forum somewhere, like happened with this story on Wednesday. In this instance, the source of the story was quite credible, but considering we have our own contact at Universal, it seemed sensible to get in touch with them and check things over. At times when we don't have that kind of contact, sometimes we take the risk and post it anyway, or we may decide that it doesn't look certain enough and so put it in the 'Rumors' section instead (though that hasn't been used for quite a while, and it's currently not feeding the front page - the idea of it was mostly to keep the front page updated regularly even at times when there wasn't much confirmed news). Sometimes stories do get people very excited or indeed very upset and we don't want to be in the position of saying "Remember what we said last week that got you all excited? Well...turns out it was all a complete lie!"
Of course nobody's perfect and I couldn't guarantee that a dodgy story will never make it past credibility control here, but we aim to make the news that appears on the front page as reliable as possible...and for those who like to get the absolute latest gossip, there's the forum.
No, i am not refering to that site, i am talking about Mikes own website, which i understand is run by Fanny.
Please visit my Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits forum below: