The regular cover, which features marijuana leaves, was replaced by a palm tree, in order to satisfy the retailer’s strict rules regarding packaging and lyrics. Critics have charged that as the nation's largest music retailer - it tallies more than $52 million in music sales - Wal-Mart has the power to persuade artists to edit content. In the past it has refused to stock albums by artists such as Sheryl Crow and The Prodigy.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Album Cover Gives Wal-mart the Willies
Wal-Mart was irked by Willy Nelson’s latest album cover and, using its power as the country’s largest seller of music, made sure it was altered:
Posted by Neighborhood Retail Alliance at 8:44 AM