Says label boss...
Holly Frith
15:34 11th January 2012

Doubts have been raised about the future of guitar music with one record boss admitting labels are  "scared" to sign new bands.

In an interview with Newsbeat, Jim Chancellor, managing director of Fiction Records, said his music competitors are taking on less rock music to their rosters.

Chancellor, who signed White Lies, suggested that guitar music needed a "shot in the arm".

''The problem is everyone is looking for instant results from a new signing," says Chancellor.

"What we've tried to do at Fiction is help bands through those phases. We try and nurture talent.

"Television is very limited. For guitar bands it's Channel 4 and Later… With Jools Holland. There are very few other outlets. As much as it is difficult to get heard the White Lies record sold really well and so has the Snow Patrol record in a climate where it's been tricky."

In recent weeks a number of musicians including Kasabian and Noel Gallgher have spoken about the lack of rock n' roll bands in today's charts.

In an interview with Contact Music, the band said that they think the charts are 'overrun by pop' and that Kasabian are one of the only UK acts taking a risk with songs.

Meighan said: There's a rock 'n' roll drought at the moment, so I'm glad we're here. People are frightened of making records that sound good on the radio.

Pizzorno added: "We've been overrun by pop and I hate that indie attitude. Life's too short to give a ****.

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