Alternatively titled - “The big boys behind our (1D) boys.”
Harry is backed by Columbia CEO, Rob Stringer.
Niall is backed by Capitol Music Group President and Universal Music Group’s Executive Vice President for Creative/Special Projects, Ashley Newton. (Very important to note that Ashley is also Niall’s A&R. Even more important to note that he is known as one of the most successful A&R’s in the US music industry. Chew on that for a second.)
So the questions are:
Will Charlie Walk (Republic Records President) or Nick Raphael (Capitol Records UK, President) back Liam?
Who will back Louis? Will anyone back Louis? If Louis’ own team which he currently pays for cannot even do basic promotion for him, then who is truly in his corner? Is anyone in his corner besides Steve?
That’s the current snapshot, folks.
One last note: In addition to the Columbia CEO backing Harry, he has the added might of Irving Azoff, the excellence of Dawbell PR, and the gigantic publicity machine of Warner Brothers Studio when “Dunkirk” promo starts. Make no mistake – the promotion for Harry will be NEXT LEVEL and unlike anything we’ve seen from the 1D team (Syco/SJPR/Modest.) Amateur hour is over. Superstar Harry has got a formidable team to shoot him into the celebrity stratosphere. Get ready.
p.s. Yes, it’s not an even playing field. It was never going to be an even field. Adjust your expectations, accordingly.
I can't wait for the fashion! I'm sure the wardrobe is being planned with the same precision as the rest of the roll out. Louis will be scarpering back to London asap for the private preview.
Listen I’m a 100% sure that Harry is going to have a brand new look TM for his brand new solo career. He’s the pheonix, reborn, and that calls for a new look I think.
I don’t know why but I imagine him sporting an all black sober look for his first tv appearance, his shirt NOT buttoned down for once, The black shirt is a satin shirt in my head. Black pants but no skinnies, chic but not too flashy, no necklace, pale skin (no orange harry nope), some nails painted black, a fewer rings than usual. black boots with a buckle. and wait for it, he will have product in his hair like gel or mouse or something something to tame it down, even giving the impression it’s wet. I can just see it.
Louis was the one who perfected this look, privately and asked for Harry to show it to him. And now I’m gonna quote Wings to break your fall by @karamelised because your ask reminded me of it.
Louis leans back, props one ankle on the opposite knee and gives Harry an intense stare. Long after Harry starts to fidget and just before he opens his mouth to say something, Louis uses his index finger to draw a lazy circle in the air. “Give us a spin then.”
If Louis is now back in London, I'm guessing that suggests he won't be in LA for the 29th and the court appearance. If they are still investigating will anything be said about a new date? Could it all just disappear quietly or will they have to make a judgement either way? Sorry if these are annoying questions, and thank you for taking the time to read this.
If there are never charges brought, there never will be a new date. If they do bring charges, they could set another date. Though unless the media somehow finds out, we likely wouldn’t know about it ahead of time. The only reason we know of the 29th is because it was on his bail release, and that date was set administratively (i.e. if you’re arrested on X day, your hearing is set for Y days in the future). Also, the 29th in theory could still go forward with just his lawyer appearing. But, I and someone else have checked the LA criminal calendar and dockets, and he’s not listed as a defendant. So nothing has happened yet. At least, nothing that makes it into public records.