Marisa Monte says ‘Adeus’ to Universal, Goodbye to EMI

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/02/2016 - 02:43 pm

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Marisa Monte says ‘Adeus’ to Universal, Goodbye to EMI

- by Scott Adams

May 1st, 2016 brought to a close what can only be considered as one of the most successful international partnerships for a Brazilian pop performer in modern history.

The release of ‘Coleção’ (‘Collection’) on April 29th marked a #FaintSmile ending to an association that dated back to the start of the New Millennium. The Y2K contract was for four releases but extended to seven projects, the last of which is a quasi-‘best of…’ that pulls on the scattered strings of 13 previously released songs from elsewhere and -when.

Monty Python's ‘Contractual Obligation’ album, anyone?

Wisely, Monte secured the rights to her music long ago, and now she is ready to turn the page; free to sign with a new label, or (as she has strongly hinted) strike out on her own with independent, artist-directed releases.

A quick check with Universal/EMI in New York reveled “no plans” to release ‘Coleção’ here in the US, so we have selected another rare MM song, ‘Da Aurora Até O Luar’ (‘From Dawn To Moonlight’) for our new music playlist on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station:

A good choice while we wait for what’s next from Marisa. What do you think? Should this rare MM song have been included in '‘Coleção’?