Bryan Adams, and his albums, are not findable in the search engine.

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Just FYI -- Bryan Adams cannot be found via your search engine, nor can any of his albums. Ie, searching for "Bryan Adams", or "Waking up The Neighbours" or "Cuts Like A Knife" -- none of them can be found.
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Thank you for your inquiry. Due to the request of Mr. Adams, we are no longer permitted to display his information on AllMusic. Thanks for stopping by!
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You act like he is preventing someone from downloading his music ..there is no intellectual property being disseminated at all just public information about who he is added with reviews of his music which is not something a person can or should sue over especially since its not hurting anyone.
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Mr. Amol P, sorry, it was a frustrated expression om my part. AMG is such a platform where, like me, anyone can go, check, and read about any Artist's profile and in-depth reviews of each of the official recordings. Didn't feel Mr. Adams let the right decision to not letting his profile (& Music) show up. Anyway, I do create my own music when time permits. Will you bother to do a profile of mine in AMG and write a review of my CD Aahoto Ghorar Khur? I don't know much other thing to do. Thanks, Kalyan.
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That's a great shame and seems somewhat - shall we say, 'precious' on Mr Adams' part. What has he got against All Music anyway..?
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I'm not sure I buy the explanation that Bryan Adams DOES NOT want his information posted on such a huge music database.  I mean, from an artist's perspective (and, assuming that it doesn't cost the artist a ton of money to be included on this site), having your catalog of music on display for inquiring consumers, is paramount to your career.  Just think - would Apple release a new iPhone but then demand every website on the planet NOT say a word about it??   ...More believable: The technicians who provide info to this site have somehow dropped the ball.  Or, if, in fact, Bryan Adams wants nothing to do with social media, then why wouldn't the people at AllMusic post a message like: "Information not available per artist's request"?  Instead, all searches just lead to -nothing. (as if it were an "Oops").
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You can't even display a page displaying the fact that the artist has requested that he not be included in your database, so that people don't keep wondering what's up?
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Hi Dawn,

Thanks for your reply! I'm a bit puzzled as to Adams' request, naturally, but I guess I'm even more puzzled that AMG would up removing his information. AMG is not distributing his music, and as far as I know the song titles and release info should be publicly-available data --- while the AMG reviews themselves are, of course, commentary/opinion and thus wholly AMG's own. Even if something such as the album cover art were copyrighted, surely AMG could keep his bio and album reviews intact, whilst simply putting the grey placeholder in place of the cover art.

So, I'm confused as to why AMG relented on this one -- and not a little bit disheartened as well, since I've always relied on AMG to be a completely comprehensive database of information. "Cease and desist" requests from artists make sense in the context of their actual music being traded or made available, but I can't see any justification for removing what are inarguably public data (his titles and release dates) and AMG-owned information (bio, album reviews).

Would you mind shedding a bit more light on this one? This is a seriously worrisome precedent, and if AMG took the info down purely to accede to Adams' request and for no actual legal obligation, I'd encourage you to rethink that decision.

Regards,
Brian
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I agree
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Oh wow thank you thats the first time thats happened on here !
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Mark Milano,

I know it's been awhile since your last post.  To be honest, I had quit following the thread and didn't even know you had posted until I checked my email for the first time in days.  So, sorry about the delay.

So, on to your arguments:

1.  It was you who was ready to grab ahold of your sled and go whizzing down the mountain at full speed, not knowing what lies in wait at the bottom.  In that case, I don't feel I was guilty of too many assumptions in the response I made.  Yours was a rash, bold, arguably reckless statement, and I simply qualified the experiences I've had with people who often tend to make such statements.  Similar to how whenever someone says, "Trust me," there's usually a very obvious reason why you shouldn't.  But, again, if I'm making assumptions about you, they're not meant as mere taunting or name-calling.  They're just generalizations based on years of prior experience.  And again, if you don't feel you fall into that category, then kindly disregard my previous evaluation.

2.  The internet has indeed changed the way we consume everything from food to information.  I'm sure it would be possible for someone to stay inside his/her house for an indefinite, unspecified amount of time, as part of an experiment, and simply have everything that they want or need delivered without having to go so far as their mailbox.  Convenient if you're a vampire.  A bit disturbing for anyone else.  Music criticism is no different.  Yes, you can stay within the confines of your home and be blissfully unaware of other alternatives.  But, as I said, I read many different zines (Pitchfork, PopMatters, Stereogum, AntiMusic, Metacritic, and NME, just to name the most common).  So, while I have had the opportunity to sequester myself, I haven't.  So, I don't think that it's an inherent flaw in the system.  If you Google enough, you can find plenty of alternatives to AMG without even really trying too hard, which is essentially what I've done over the years.  So, to me, that argument falls.

3.  On that note, I'm sure that many people back in the '70's (when you actually had to buy things) would often be stuck with a decision between Creem and Hit Parader, not having the money for both, so in a way, forty or more years ago, our options were actually theoretically more limited than they are today.  I mean, obviously, you could resort to shoplifting, but many people were either too afraid of the consequences or of the social stigma to do so.  So, again, in this climate, I have more options than I did only a few decades prior.

4.  I definitely believe that there is a correlation between the internet and the overall quality of music and the attendant buying habits of music fans.  Even much of the good music today is so poorly produced because A) people record everything onto a home 16-24 track recorder and mix it on ProTools, and B) those people typically don't have enough experience in sound engineering to even do that well.  So, while we have much more music available these days, a significant bulk of it sounds atrocious coming from a strictly asthetic standpoint.  Some may argue, but IMO, "lo-fi" is just a kinder way of saying "horribly recorded / produced" or "sounds awful."  Again, JMO.

5.  That said, I listen to more new music by new artists than anyone my age I know.  Most people over 40 haven't even heard of Stereogum or Pitchfork, much less read them routinely.  But I do have to say that I usually wait for some kind of consensus (typically on MetaCritic) before I'll take the dive into truly investing time in a new artist.  There's just too much out there (much of it flavor of the month) to devote the kind of time that I might have 30 years ago when I didn't have the same kinds of responsibilities. 

6.  But on that note, yes, sites like Metacritic (and even AMG, in particular) have broadened my tastes in music.  Often, when reading a review in one of these publications, I will see someone make a comparison to a previous artist or album ("Bloc Party's Silent Alarm is obviously indebted to previous angular post-punk bands like Gang of Four in their musical attack," etc.).  Quite often, such a comparison will find me cross-referencing the band cited, listening to sound clips from that band, and often, voila!  A new favorite artist.  So, yes, AMG has often "broadened my tastes in music," just as much as any fanzine from the '70's, maybe even more so, due the interactive features inherent to the platform.

7.  Finally, on the topic of Bryan Adams, I don't think that anyone is arguing that his music is, relatively speaking, extremely important in the grand scheme of things.  I wasn't arguing that.  I was arguing that once a well-recognized publication simply attempts to "erase an artist from existence" because said artists, for whatever reason, threatened litigation, it sets a dangerous precedent.  In the information age, a site that is typically trusted to deliver reliable information (at least in regards to what they attempt; again, there is no way that any site could ever hope to be truly comprehensive) definitely besmirches its reputation when it oversteps its boundaries the way AMG has.  Again, it reminds me of the way I felt when I found out that a number of stories from The New York Times had been fabricated.

And I found it particularly cowardly (or spiteful, depending on your assumptions of the behind-the-scenes machinations of this incident) that AMG singled out Adams, after I've seen many artists post requests to AMG to have their information removed, only to be met with a reply to the effect of, "We're sorry, but our job here at AMG is to review and post information from all artists, and since your music is in the public domain, we have chosen to include you in our site.  Have a nice day."  Bit of a turnaround, then, with Adams.  Again, either extremely cowardly or extremely petty, depending.  Either way, it's not really about Adams, but about the precedent it sets.  What if, next time, it's Kanye?  What then?

So, back full-circle to the slippery slope.  You may not feel that AMG is anything terribly important, but I would disagree.  In fact, I would say that they come the closest to being, for contemporary music in general, what Rolling Stone magazine was for rock music back in the '60's / '70's.  Again, JMO.  So, while you may be ready to pull out the sled and go for a joyride, oblivious to the potential rock bank below, I for one, am not.  I've often found that the biggest champions of anarchy have no idea how such a system would work in practical terms.  They simply harbor such resentment towards the current system that they feel anything would be better. 

But it is this mentality that leads to complacency (or worse yet, even active participation) in times of the rise to power of people like Stalin or Hitler or Pol Pot.  Now, you might think that something like this is ridiculously insignificant compared to a brutal dictatorship's rise to power.  But I would argue that the precedent it sets in the information age is much the same, only obviously on a much smaller scale (at least at this point; although what if Yahoo news decided to boycott coverage of a particular political party - then you can see the kind of precedent that something like this can potentially set).  Again, I'm sure you think I'm making something out of nothing, but again, we can agree to disagree.  But for my own part, Rosebud is tucked safely away in the closet.  Hopefully, it won't end up in the fireplace, but better that than dashed on the rocks.  JMO.
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Mark W, I think we are starting to go around again on some of the same points, so I'll just focus on what seems to be new or going somewhere..

"1.  It was you who was ready to grab ahold of your sled and go whizzing down the mountain at full speed, not knowing what lies in wait at the bottom. In that case, I don't feel I was guilty of too many assumptions in the response I made.  Yours was a rash, bold, arguably reckless statement, and I simply qualified the experiences I've had with people who often tend to make such statements.  Similar to how whenever someone says, "Trust me," there's usually a very obvious reason why you shouldn't.  But, again, if I'm making assumptions about you, they're not meant as mere taunting or name-calling.  They're just generalizations based on years of prior experience.  And again, if you don't feel you fall into that category, then kindly disregard my previous evaluation."

I don't fall in that category, as I explained clearly before. There is absolutely nothing that I have said that has not been very thoroughly considered and discussed by myself and others in the past. You made an assumption that was wrong, period. Just because you don't agree with someone's conclusion does not mean that they did not get there through a process every bit as methodical as yours, or more, it's just human nature to assume otherwise.

I have a sense of some of the possibilities that would be at the end of that scenario, because you and I both lived through them before. People had to take a risk on less easily available information. You seem to only want to list the positives of the present ways that music is made and distributed (or made and not distributed as the case may be). I am naming specific negatives of the present and underappreciated, arguably counterintuitive positives of the past that you have not addressed.

"2.  The internet has indeed changed the way we consume everything from food to information.  I'm sure it would be possible for someone to stay inside his/her house for an indefinite, unspecified amount of time, as part of an experiment, and simply have everything that they want or need delivered without having to go so far as their mailbox.  Convenient if you're a vampire.  A bit disturbing for anyone else."

that's a straw man... I suggested no such thing.


"  If you Google enough, you can find plenty of alternatives to AMG without even really trying too hard, which is essentially what I've done over the years.  "

That's pretty much my counterargument to your argument about the importance of AMG

"3.  On that note, I'm sure that many people back in the '70's (when you actually had to buy things) would often be stuck with a decision between Creem and Hit Parader, not having the money for both, so in a way, forty or more years ago, our options were actually theoretically more limited than they are today.  I mean, obviously, you could resort to shoplifting, but many people were either too afraid of the consequences or of the social stigma to do so.  So, again, in this climate, I have more options than I did only a few decades prior."

Shoplifting is a bizarre strawman. Are you trying to derail this discussion ?

I agree the options were more limited in the past. However, whether that was a good or bad thing is a separate question. I'm saying their are certain advantages to limitations, such as it being obvious that there are limitations. Not that it was ever actually as limited as a choice between two rock magazines.

"  So, while we have much more music available these days, a significant bulk of it sounds atrocious coming from a strictly asthetic standpoint.  Some may argue, but IMO, "lo-fi" is just a kinder way of saying "horribly recorded / produced" or "sounds awful."  Again, JMO."

Agreed

"6.  But on that note, yes, sites like Metacritic (and even AMG, in particular) have broadened my tastes in music.  Often, when reading a review in one of these publications, I will see someone make a comparison to a previous artist or album ("Bloc Party's Silent Alarm is obviously indebted to previous angular post-punk bands like Gang of Four in their musical attack," etc.).  Quite often, such a comparison will find me cross-referencing the band cited, listening to sound clips from that band, and often, voila!  A new favorite artist.  So, yes, AMG has often "broadened my tastes in music," just as much as any fanzine from the '70's, maybe even more so, due the interactive features inherent to the platform."

OK, fine, if it works for you, it works for you. I accept that. On the other hand, to the extent that you do rely on those kinds of sites, you literally have no way of knowing what you have missed.

You are seeing the spreading out effect of these sites and praising that. OK, it doesn't work that way for me, but I understand. However, there is also a filtering process that is happening at the same time that you have no way to evaluate, by definition. These sites act as gatekeepers, and while I am not arguing that everything they filter out has value, I know that some of it does.


"So, back full-circle to the slippery slope.  You may not feel that AMG is anything terribly important, but I would disagree.  In fact, I would say that they come the closest to being, for contemporary music in general, what Rolling Stone magazine was for rock music back in the '60's / '70's.  Again, JMO.  So, while you may be ready to pull out the sled and go for a joyride, oblivious to the potential rock bank below, I for one, am not.  I've often found that the biggest champions of anarchy have no idea how such a system would work in practical terms.  They simply harbor such resentment towards the current system that they feel anything would be better.  "

My perspective as a musician and recording artist is different than yours as an audience member. I am, at this point in my life, primarily concerned with the supply side, and how it does and does not work. I'm not oblivious to anything; I'm already living the worst case scenario of being zeroed out into non existence, as far as AMG and most other media sources are concerned, and for the sake of discussion you can just "trust me" that it's not for lack of trying nor for lack of recording quality or other merit...  although I grant you that very few people are looking for the sort of thing that I do.

But that's exactly why I should be relying on online media to find customers; there is no local scene where enough people that would be into it are concentrated for me to reach them through live performance, but they do exist on the global level, if I can get access to them.

The system as a means of publicity and distribution to people with sufficiently adventurous tastes (who do exist) has failed me so completely that I literally have absolutely nothing to lose if it were to go away; it could only get better. And it's not just about me personally; the people that influenced me and represent the previous generation of what is more or less my music scene are also mostly invisible at AMG, with few exceptions.

The net result is that AMG functions like a clique. You have to reach public awareness on your own before you get anything more than perfunctory mentions here, if that. Maybe you don't see that as a problem, but to me it shows that the much vaunted "democratization" that we were supposed to get from the internet as the old gatekeepers (print media and record labels) died off has not materialized and was always a pipe dream.

At it's best, the old media sometimes would let merit rather than pre existing public awareness of an artist determine what got the ink. A classic example would be John Peel playing a record by an unknown (which he did all the time because he listened to everything that was sent to him). There is something disturbingly circular about the notion about having to be well known before you can be granted the things that could enable you to become well known.

If I was given to hyperbole, I might even call it oppressive or censorship... and fundamentally something that exists to preserve the status quo and therefore itself, as distinct from being informative about the best music...  if you catch my meaning.
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Mark Milano,

Some good points.  Yes, we seem to be going around in circles on a few points (chalk part of that up to being out of the thread so long that I'd forgotten what had already been said, and the seemingly haphazard "flow" of the comments in the thread makes it difficult, if not altogether impossible, to trace the discussion entirely accurately.  So, I'll take my share of the blame for being repetitive.

At any rate, on to the discussion points (some good points, BTW; I think we're actually much closer on this issue than we might have seemed at first glance):

1.  Just getting one thing out of the way:  not every aside, no matter how philippic or tangentially-related is inherently a strawman argument.  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a random aside is just that.  I can see how you might have assumed that my observation about shoplifting was a strawman.  Obviously, I could have potentially dragged that argument down a rabbit hole wherein I tried to forge a causal link between the potential ramifications of theft in the pre-internet era with the typically inconsequential nature of information theft in the internet age.  But that wasn't my intention.  I was simply highlighting the inherent limitations we had during that time period that made our choices every bit as limited / limiting as they are today, if not more so.  Nothing else was intended.  Sorry if I get a bit tangential at times.

2.  Ditto with the "staying in your house indefinitely" tangent.  I was merely pointing out how sequestered we have become as a society (which actually, if you extend the argument to its logical conclusion, would likely end up supporting your assertion that we are more unaware of our options in this modern-day society than in perhaps any other time in history, both inside the house and out).

3.  My comment, "If you Google enough, you can find plenty of alternatives to AMG without even really trying too hard, which is essentially what I've done over the years." was not meant to downplay the importance of AMG.  I still consider it the most important of the sites listed (and any others aside, to the best of my information). 

Is it perfect?  No.  But neither was Rolling Stone 40 years ago.  But despite there being other sites / zines and despite the fact that no site (including AMG) could ever be truly comprehensive, AMG has taken on that Herculean task admirably, and as I said before (but it bears repeating), they do so admirably.

Does that mean that every musical stone is left unturned?  Of course not.  To pick a random example, AMG does not have nearly enough coverage of Polka music.  Somewhere in Lithuania, there is a disgruntled musician complaining, "AMG is useless website.  I look for Polka, but no Polka.  I tell you, useless.  Hmph!" 

And he would be right.  There's not really enough Polka coverage at AMG.  But since the untimely passing of Nickolas Daskalou, Polka's cultural catche has diminished considerably in this region.  In particular, there is not nearly enough coverage given to Vienna's Russkaja and their brand of "Russian Turbo Polka," even though they're signed to Napalm Records.  But again, you can't be all things to all people.  Still, AMG comes closer, IMO, than anyone else.  And that was my point.

4.  John Peel was in a different position than AMG.  Peel was primarily an independent.  He did eventually work for BBC Radio 1, but even then, it was as a "hired hand" who had the leeway to do pretty much as he saw fit (and this leeway was borne of a cultural cache owed to several years operating Britain's premier offshore pirate radio show, in which he was the very definition of an iconoclast). 

So, he had more freedom to promote artists than an organization like AMG would.  If AMG did it, they would surely be accused of at best favoritism, and at worst there would be allegations of nepotism. No, their role is not to influence the zeitgeist, but simply to report on it, which as I've said about a dozen times now, they do quite well.

5.  As far as AMG and other online sites being "gatekeepers," this is one point in which you have repeated yourself.  I have already addressed the fact that, when it comes to gatekeepers, in the words of Pete Townshend, "meet the new boss; same as the old boss."  You had Rolling Stone; now you have AMG, at the risk of oversimplifying (and yes, as you mentioned earlier, I am aware that there were more than two choices at any given time; but for brevity's sake, I'm making a reductive comparison to prove a point). 

And that also begs the ethical question, "Which is worse:  to ignore music ignored by the general public?  Or to use the position of gatekeeper to dictate musical tastes and trends (or at least attempt to)? 

While RS did occasionally attempt to promote an artist, it typically diminished their credibility.  I remember during the first Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, the running joke was, "There's Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley.  Wait...where's Boz Scaggs?"

6.  Finally, I will also admit that being a traditional music fan rather than a struggling musician does indeed give us differing perspectives.  But I would argue that, if anything, it makes me a bit more objective.  I see you (and no offense intended, I'm just calling the situation the way I see it) as someone who has an axe to grind with the current internet media, because they have thwarted you in your attempt to become successful.

But, I would argue that the same scenario could have played out the same way (and most likely would have, although now, we're entering the realms of speculation) in any other era with an equal likelihood.  To blame AMG because your band never got the attention it truly deserved, IMO, is a bit like howling into the wind, truth be told. 

And I can't tell you how many bands I listen to (and no, I don't get all of my musical information from online sources, as you at one point implied) who are less than footnotes in musical history.  Garland Jefferys - perfect example.  He has been touted by everyone from Lou Reed to John Peel to The Circle Jerks to Little Steven.  He was even a central figure in a Wim Wenders music documentary. 

And for what?  How many people know the name, much less the music (which is quite good, and perhaps a bit too ahead of its time in its fusion of street punk, reggae, brown-eyed soul, and Latin music)?  He's arguably one of the greatest artists of his era, IMO, but he will likely always remain a relative unknown.  Is that any one "gatekeeper's" fault?  Who's to say?  But, regardless, sometimes those are the breaks, no matter what era you live in, and whoever the gatekeeper in question may be. Some bands get that big break, and some just don't.  JMO.
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Hi Brian,
As frustrated as you are by this fact, we are 10 times as frustrated.

At this point we are allowed to say "Due to the request of Mr. Adams, we are no longer permitted to display his information on AllMusic."
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I guess we should write Bryan Adams himself on fb or something. I understand it's his music, but it's our right as the public to get more information about the music, etc. I bought this album. He has my money. What's his deal!?
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This just feels a bit ominous.  Kind of a slippery slope when critics are not being allowed to criticize - a bit Big Brother.  I mean, where does it end?  There are already major publications which are essentially little more than shills for the artists they choose to represent.  And some of these publications ironically used to radically oppose this kind of narrow-minded promotion of the musical establishment status quo.

One very major site in particular, which for obvious reasons will remain nameless (I don't wish to get AMG in any more legal trouble) has censored / refused to post several comments I have made on various article threads whenever such comments were even remotely negative in regards to one of their valued artists, even though my criticisms were entirely polite and respectful. 

But AllMusic has always been a site that I could rely on for "objective subjectivity," both in its own journalism and in its openness to accepting reader suggestions and complaints. That they would cave on an issue like this, whatever the cost, is extremely troubling and sets a dangerous precedent for all of internet journalism.

What if Kanye West were to make a similar decision to that of Bryan Adams (which is entirely possible)?  What then?  Suddenly AllMusic would be at the whim of the artists / record companies and could no longer print honest reviews without fear of reprisal.  This is the road to censorship. 

I just really don't like the precedent this sets.  I realize that this might have cost a great deal of money to fight in court, but it is an extremely important civil liberties / freedom of speech issue that could have a lasting impact on the potential for corporate media manipulation / censorship of online journalism, and I feel very disappointed and more than a bit concerned as to what this could hold for the future of internet publishing of any kind.  Very concerned and very disappointed.  SMH.

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We can only speculate on the reasons why Bryan Adams' slot is empty on AMG.  He had a place in all of the printed guides up through 2002 and had been listed online at one time.  I've read the reviews and they were not overly negative.  He was awarded with two five stars albums and a five star compilation.  

When he was on the website, those became 4.5 albums. That wasn't unusual; many albums were docked a half star online in all grades because the font that printer had been using did not allow half stars and so the reviews had been rounded up n print.

I agree with the point that artists and record companies should not be allowed to censor the critics, nor should they be allowed to bribe them.  I have seen several less well-known performers ask AMG to pull their entries.  Some didn't like the reviews, some were frustrated with inaccuracies that AMG did not fix after several requests.  Whatever the reason Mr. Adams had his discography pulled, I think that it put him in a bad light with a large number of AMG readers.  Others like myself would have dismissed him long ago if it were not for the fact that someone posts to this thread regularly.
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dude...freedom of speech and censorship and things like that apply to government vs. private citizens. it doesn't apply to private things and business things.

for example - sony pictures could easily stop reviews of any movie it wants on its own website, if there is one such. that's not trampling anyone's "freedom of speech"
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Oh shut up.
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Doing an artist lookup of singer Bryan Adams, he appears to be missing!

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Bryan Adams missing!.
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Hi Dan,
As detailed here, AllMusic is no longer displaying info about Bryan Adams or his earlier band, Sweeney Todd, per the artist's request.

Thank you for using AllMusic!
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How is it there is not a Bryan Adams Discography

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Bryan Adams Discography?.
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Hi Richard,
As you can see in this thread, per the artist's request AllMusic is no longer displaying info about Bryan Adams or his earlier band, Sweeney Todd.

Thank you for using AllMusic!
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That just seems wacked. He seems to have no problem with Wikipedia (or Wikipedia is doing it anyway...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Ad...
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It is certainly frustrating!
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It's extremely bizarre, and apparently was a formal/legal request on Adams' part since AMG's replies here have pretty clearly been limited in content/info -- likely due to the advice of a lawyer.

Wikipedia isn't really owned by anybody -- it's a public domain sort of thing, so Adams doesn't really have anyone to go after. AMG is company, and can be attacked thusly.

My guess? Adams took offense at AMG's review of his "18 'Til I Die" album, which was highly amusing in the way it pilloried him for trying to act young/cool/hip, and failing miserably --- but likely anything BUT amusing to Adams himself. If this is anywhere near the truth, Adams needs to grow up and grow a layer of skin. You'd think after all these decades he'd be able to shrug off less-than-flattering reviews... but there's no telling with some people.

Of course, this is all just speculation :-) I feel for AMG, and have no doubts that Zac means it when he says they're 10x as frustrated as we are --- AMG is their product, their baby. I've written Adams and his mgmt to inform them of my and others' serious displeasure at his directive to have AMG remove his discography/reviews.

All that said, I remain mystified as to how/why Adams was able to wield the influence, legal or otherwise, to actually MAKE AMG take it down. As stated in my original inquiry, AMG is totally not disseminating his music... and metadata such as album titles and song titles are freely usable by anyone. AMG's reviews are, of course, AMG property. What legal leg Adams had to stand on that was able to coerce AMG into removing his discography remains one of the most puzzling things I've come across in a long, long time.

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Kevin Howarth

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Bryan Adams's information is not accessible anywhere. What happened to it?

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All information about Bryan Adams and his is missing from your website. I'm not a fan of his, but I'm looking for the page about 'Anthology' and he doesn't show up in the search bar at all. It isn't an urgent problem, just something I thought I'd inform you about.

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All records related to Bryan Adams seem to be missing

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Mike Ruxton

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Searching for Canadian rock/pop artist Bryan Adams, your search engine studiously avoids any indication that he is an artist with a catalogue of albums. Why do you ignore Bryan Adams the artist?

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A bad situation. When this is possible every artist is able to argue when they are not satisfied with the critics on their records. I say: Go on with publishing All Music and let's see what happened.
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Why has all reference of Canadian mega artist Bryan Adams been erased from your database....?? I find this disturbing...

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Bryan Adams info is missing. His page (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bryan-...) displays no info and you can't find him or any of his albums searching.

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FYI - for some reason Bryan Adams has been disappeared like a dissident in Soviet Russia. Neither the artist nor his albums can be found via search.

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This "Cuts Like a Knife". It's like Bryan Adams has been thrown "Into the Fire" instead of being allowed to "Wake Up the Neighborhood".
Why is he not in the Allmusic database???

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Can't find a popular artist; Bryan Adams.
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I CREATED AN ACCOUNT--or rather tried to, and found out i already had an account from like 3 years ago where i commented on a completely different website--JUST TO LIKE YOUR AWESOME COMMENT! so cute and clever, it made me giggle out loud. :D
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Doing a search on "Bryan Adams" and his music, and it's like he never existed.

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Links to Bryan Adams go to a blank profile page. Also, searching for "Bryan Adams" comes up with no artist results.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bryan-...

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endered

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Wow... Dude's going to go down in rock history as a pop tart. What a loser move.
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Finding it impossible to locate Bryan Adams on the site. Has he been purged? Search bar won't find him but many similar names. Can't even find by searching for his album titles. Maybe it's just me?

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I just did a search for " Bryan Adams" and it didn't come up in the search listings. what happened to his artist listing on your site?

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what's the deal? do you guys have a beef with Bryan Adams or something. I can find no trace of that guy on here and from what I recall he had a pretty significant career in American music. Is there some reason for this?

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