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.