Seems someone in charge of Paul’s music didn’t like getting paid for people listening to it, and had it removed from the Rhapsody music service. What a moron. Now I won’t buy any new Paul Simon music, ever again until he gets a new manager.
What a brilliant strategy to maximize your client’s value, by removing a revenue stream for him, I’m sure he’ll totally give you a bonus during these tough economic times.
UPDATE: strike thru above, and an amused note that they didn’t pull any of the covers, and it turns out both the US Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus, and the “Studio Group”, manage to pull of perfectly listenable covers. So congrats mister manager, you’ve deprived paul of only some of his revenue; he’ll still get the statutory minimum payment for a cover song. You cost him something, but not everything.
UPDATE2: Mr Myers version wasn’t bad, but didn’t finish it. The mostly instrumental jazzy one by Common Ground is getting a full listen. The Soweto String Quartet is quite up beat by the end. It’ll get a second listen, I think.
UPDATE3: Paul Simon is back on Rhapsody, joy =)