just watched the documentary i am trying to break your heart.
it follows Jeffy Tweedy and Wilco through the recording and release of a new album.
Warner paid them 200K to record Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Once it was mixed, Warner demanded new recordings and mixes. Wilco refused, and 24 hours after delivering the album the band was dropped from the label.
The incident got a lot of press, some of the songs went online. Pretty soon 20 labels were making offers.
The band decided to go with Nonesuch, a subsidiary of Warner. They ended up getting quite a bit more from the new label, the recording was paid for by Warner, and the album did very well.
So that got me to thinking....
Has anything like this ever happened in the publishing world?