Adele is in the spotlight with her new album ’30’ and reporters stumble upon each other for an interview. However, the English star makes only a few media appearances. The Australian TV reporter was one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, he did not come home with a great report, but he was suspended for two weeks and his boss lost nearly 650 thousand euros.
Esther MermanSource: Watchman
Matt Doran of Australia’s Channel 7 traveled to London in early November with a photographer and sound engineer for an exclusive interview with Adele. During the interview, the singer noted that Doran asked her some questions about her new album. “I didn’t listen to him,” the journalist admitted.
At first, this advertisement seemed to have little effect on the pop star. The album wouldn’t be released until two weeks later, so Doran wasn’t worried about his confession either. “In fact, the interview took about ten minutes longer than planned, and we talked for about half an hour,” Doran recalls in an interview with the British newspaper. Daily Telegraph.
“I’m so ashamed”
However, record company Sony was alarmed by the TV reporter’s poor preparation and refused to allow Channel Seven to broadcast the interview. An expensive decision for the broadcaster who paid around A$1 million (approx. €650.00) to have an exclusive interview with Adele.
Despite the fact that the album was not officially in stores at the time of the interview, Duran had the opportunity to listen to the album. A Sony press officer emailed him a link to the album prior to the interview. Doran says he overlooked this letter. “This is the most important email I’ve ever missed,” he sums up his stumbling block. “I am very ashamed.”