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    Posted: January 05 2018 at 08:05
Quote Originally Posted by Joyce Feigenbaum
For 2018, Steve will take a year sabbatical to determine what direction the label could or should take to be viable again in the future. Because sales of recorded music in every format - digital, cd, lps - have dramatically declined for everyone in the music industry, it is no longer feasible for us to run a record label in the same manner as we have for the past 35 years. For Cuneiform, 2018 will be a year to rethink, retool and evolve the label.

During his sabbatical, Steve will continue to maintain Cuneiformís catalogue, oversee digital and physical album sales, pay twice-yearly artist royalties, oversee licensing and other legal matters, and keep Cuneiform Recordís official website updated, including updating the Tour page for concerts. But, while Cuneiform released an average of 15 albums a year for more than three decades, no new releases are currently scheduled.
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CryCryCry

As part of this, Cuneiform is dissolving its Publicity & Promotion department because they can't pay for it any more. The full statement is here: http://mailchi.mp/cuneiformrecords/important-news-from-cuneiform-records-for-2018-link-fixed-version-ysaip2uvnm##Year2018

Cuneiform has done some amazing work, but as they say: "A glut of free music on the internet and nearly free music on streaming platforms has devalued music." I don't think there's anything anyone can do at this point to change that.
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Wow. I didn't expect this. This is a shame, even though it feels like Steve's heart has been out of it for a bit now.

Hopefully the things they would have released will still be released domestically this year and they shall come back next year. 

I will of course still support the wayside store, assuming that will still be operating. 
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

I will of course still support the wayside store, assuming that will still be operating.†
Steve has made clear that it's business as usual at Wayside.
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

I will of course still support the wayside store, assuming that will still be operating. 
Steve has made clear that it's business as usual at Wayside.

Good to know. Thanks 
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