Is J Records, the joint venture between BMG and dethroned Arista chief Clive Davis, an
"instant major" or overfunded boutique label? Industry insiders are split on the answer
following the anticlimactic Aug. 24 announcement of the deal. Davis originally sought $300
million in funding for a new record company, but reportedly settled on $150 million, though
some sources say it's closer to $130 mil. In addition, he was allowed to take a number of
Arista's top execs with him but none of its top artists; J's starting lineup includes LFO,
Shannon Curfman, Deborah Cox, and one multiplatinum act, Monica.|
The label's best bet is thought to be its superstar CEO's ability to attract embittered
major artists whose contracts elsewhere are expiring - like Mariah Carey, who Davis keeps
denying he's talked with. You might expect an old-fashioned signing war now between Arista
and its new spin-off sister label, but don't look for Arista, now led by R&B veteran L.A.
Reid, to compete for big names the way J likely will. "Reid's mandate is to do production
deals," says one A&R exec; indeed, he announced a deal with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry
Lewis the day after published reports said Davis would be inking Luther Vandross.
|Tuesday 12 September 2000
by Mimi L. from |
The "Angela" middle name has been used in a couple of sites I've seen before, however I am confused, because didn't Mariah say that Monroe doesn't have a middle name because she doesn't have one herself? I remember reading that in many articles after the name of Dem Babies were announced.
(Tuesday 11 March 2014; 19:07)
||Too challenging for her now? (42,049)
by Edward from USA|
Mariah has always been praised for being the best vocally trained singer of her generation. She made sure that her songs were so technically challenging that they were impossible to sing by anybody else, that's why most people who attempted at singing songs that seem easy like "My All", failed miserably. Jessica Sanchez, first runner up to Phillip ... read more
(Tuesday 11 March 2014; 18:44)
by Mimi L. from |
So seems like YME won't be promoted anymore by MC. She did her share of radio interviews but without major live performances not many people would know about it. It's sad, because I really enjoyed both versions of the song and thought it would at least be a top 10. I understand Mimi is busy with the album but I do hope she still releases an upbeat ... read more
(Tuesday 11 March 2014; 9:08)
|Do you want to share your thoughts and ideas with other Mariah Carey fans.
Are you looking for a special item for your collection? Or do you just want to talk about Mariah? You can
do it all on the messageboard.|