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Industry Folks On The DVD Deal
Posted by editor_usa

Saturday 17
July 2004 @ 21:29
– GMT

Not everyone is pleased about Best Buy‘s dvd deal with Elton, according to a July 16, 2004 Reuters press release.

Larry Bolin, CEO of Norfolk, Va.-based chain DJ’s Music & Video, recalls how some competitors pulled product to protest a similar deal with the Rolling Stones. It ”hurts the business in the long run,” he believes.

Ted Alweil, head buyer of New York-based Record Explosion, says artists should stop and think: They end up ”cutting out” supporters who don’t have access to Best Buy.

Still, his company doesn’t plan to risk sales by boycotting Elton.