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Record Labels Or Just Bunch of Desi Cowboys?

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SimplyBhangra.com are proud to announce that we are to set up a brand new Bhangra label called ‘Simply Bhangra records’. It’s going to totally revolutionize the industry by bringing out albums that are not worth £10 and by not offering a digital download service. We are also going to shoot the debut video in my bedroom. Also look forward to the brand new album by DJ ‘insert roadshow name here’ with his brand new album titled ‘the album’, featuring the hit track ‘Jatt Di Daru’!  Who said Bhangra was dead!!

Now obviously this isn’t true, but if we really wanted to, we could easily set up our own ‘record label’. Gone are the days in Bhangra when a few big labels would constantly bring out good constant releases. Now I’m not talking about UntouchablesUK  more so; OSA, Multitone, Roma Musicbank.

'The Record Labels'

Now onto the ’reputable record labels’ of Bhangra.

The failure of Record labels to adapt to the digital era has been woefully slow. We are now in 2008 and undeniably one of the biggest UK Labels Moviebox still do not offer a Digital downloads service.

Now the reason I constantly pick on Moviebox is that they are the biggest label and in turn share the biggest responsibility to take our industry forward.

So in my infinite wisdom, I looked at the back of my Jassi Sidhu album and found a contact email for Moviebox, not wanting to hang around I’d thought I would ask them whether they will be introducing a Digital Download service. The response I got (which was very fast to their credit) was very promising indeed. Moviebox are all set to launch their very own digital download service in July! This will allow users to download albums on the same day albums get released, in my opinion will be massive for the Bhangra scene, some of the biggest artists will now have a new outlet for their music and this can only be a positive thing. Remember were you heard it first!

Alongside Moviebox there is also VIP Records who were the first to embrace the Digital Download set up through their own website (viprecords.co.uk)

Moviebox now stand alone as the biggest Bhangra label who are constantly bringing out releases. Although they deserve their fare share of criticism they have been constant in pushing Bhangra music, something which a lot of other labels have found themselves struggling todo.

The Cowboys

We have new labels emerging nearly every day, each making the same statement that they promise to turn Bhangra around. Well firstly, they can all stop releasing sub standard material, but that’s just too much common sense isn’t it? Its got to a point were we have now have labels called ‘LADOO RECORDS’, is this how much of a joke our once proud industry has become? The Bhangra scene has long been saturated by individuals who only use it to gain a little street cred or to extend their popularity rating. How does anyone expect to be taken seriously with such a pathetic name? Although I’m sure you guys sitting here don’t need to me to tell you how pathetic it sounds. Anyway that’s the cowboys done. The sooner these idiots are weeded out the faster I say! 

Gone are the days when a album was released that contained real purpose and thought, now a album is released just for the sake of releasing a album 

Whatever happend to quality control?

Both the bigger and smaller labels are to blame, but who should share the larger portion of blame? The likes of Ladoo Records who make a mockery of the scene, or the powerhouse labels like Moviebox who acted to slowly in dealing with the digital age?

So you tell me, who do you see as the real Record Labels and who are just a bunch of Desi cowboys?

Article written by Sukh (UK) 

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simiz
0 #25 simiz 2011-04-10 22:19
Have heard about these people music keeps skipping and stops. There are so many DJs wannbes annoying let the experts do it.
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Natz.
0 #24 Natz. 2011-04-10 21:45
At a gig in Hilton brentford djs intouch www.intouchenterainment.co.uk what a load of shit! Haven't heard a full sing yet and it's all miss pooja. These kind of djs need exposure. Come on people these crap djs need known.
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critic
+1 #23 critic 2011-03-24 07:39
That kind of language from a label is so unprofessional. Okay piracy is a big issue but do MB think they are above everyone else? For a label of their standards shouldn't be making public comments in this content. artists need to seriously think about their way of working.
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WFT
0 #22 WFT 2011-03-23 23:58
Read this and leave your thoughts - DISGRACEFUL

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anyone need this song , or any other movieboxrecordl abel song which has a [censored]ing voiceover , inbox me your email and ill gladly? send you the song :)

The day i pay these cunts will be the day i die

Bruaaaaaaaah !
zXSkiiLLz 1 month ago 8
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@zXSkiiLLz loooooool you cheap ass! send me your email add and ill donate 79p and ill through a little extra in for a big mac....ps you? are now denied access to our content! ha
MOVIEBOXrecordL ABEL 1 month ago
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@MOVIEBOXrecordL ABEL wont he just make a new account? but yeah [censored] you lot with the [censored]ing voiceover! :)? good track x
PxAUL 1 month ago
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@PxAUL lol not our headache..its theirs and it shows that no matter how much they hate? us, they still need to listen to our material...so whos the bitch! and mate [censored] you cheap ass free down loaders. the voice over is protect our content. this channel is for promoting our videos not to give free material away
MOVIEBOXrecordL ABEL 1 month ago
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T Bilga
0 #21 T Bilga 2009-06-21 01:11
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written by a guest, August 25, 2008
If the UK Asian music industry is to survive this, than it will have to ensure the digital revolution is used to its advantage in as many ways possible, rather than its demise.

The responsibility for this not only lies with the UK Asian music labels but also with the buying public and fans!

Without this support the industry will face challenges that it had never envisaged and we will see the end of many artists out there.
Many of the small and upcoming will never make it. And the scene being 'feed by' almost 70% by one label aint going to make it possible as well.

Being reading about MovieBox and their recent 'buy outs' what do other think, will many people just o[censored] a new label as they cant afford the costs these big companies are asking, and that would sure fall in nicely with Record Labels Or Just Bunch of [censored] Cowboys?
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Guest
0 #20 Guest 2008-08-25 01:28
If the UK Asian music industry is to survive this, than it will have to ensure the digital revolution is used to its advantage in as many ways possible, rather than its demise.

The responsibility for this not only lies with the UK Asian music labels but also with the buying public and fans!

Without this support the industry will face challenges that it had never envisaged and we will see the end of many artists out there.
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Guest
0 #19 Jinxed\'Guest 2008-06-24 23:34
Is it true that Jinx do not produce any of their music or play a single instrument? So who does their work :-?: :!:
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G.singh
0 #18 G.singh 2008-06-02 15:59
lool ladoo records got gunned!! good! there jus a piss take!
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dal
0 #17 dal 2008-05-31 21:59
big respect to all u people who have come forward to make comments on record labels ??i agree there is a load of s??t out recently ?one hit bangers on each album and rest all sh??t
and never mind the videos totally boring
VIP /SOUND PIPE/MOVIEBOX/ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE AND STOP RELEASING SHIT AND BRING BACK HARDCORE [censored] BACK
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PureDesi
0 #16 Serious Records = TruePureDesi 2008-05-28 18:36
As of late serious records seem to be leading the way with numerous big household names and now with the formation of a live band \"serious 7\". With this addition it is to bring back the scene of traditional live music which is a good move to keep [censored] music interesting
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kk
0 #15 kk 2008-04-29 17:35
moviebox are the biggest dk hedz goin

they always release 1 track albums
most of the time they dont even listen 2 the rest of the album & jus take em out
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jatti
0 #14 jatti 2008-04-23 15:33
Promoting the music not the labels!! why do people always read between the lines :!:
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