PHILLIP RAULS 20th CENTURY FOX RECORDS YEARS
Photo 9 Page takes you through a pivotal shift in the record industry. In these pre-MTV years, the popularity of singer-songwriters continued to prevail. Plus, movie soundtracks also began to make a strong comeback. Yet artists with long term staying power proved to be still another issue. One hit wonders transended through the national charts while the industry's retail shops reflected moderate activity.
After Stax Records had declared for bankrutpcy in 1976, Phillip was hired as the new Midwest Regional Promotion & Marketing Director for 20th Century Fox Records. It was an exciting period as new artists and movie soundtracks dominated the charts keeping Phillip busy with newfound task and widespread duties. During this cycle, the record business encountered a phase of dance music that had become very popular in the nightclubs and discotheques. People began flocking into the clubs to experience a new world of strobe lights and Discotheque Music. Amid these changes, new fashions, lifestyles and consumer buying habits began to transform also. Despite the fact that Disco music highlighted the many talents of record producers and sound engineers, it also commenced a period of slumping record sales.