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 Jon from Netherlands|
Early today I found out Celine Dion has been trying to shoot down God and Mariah is a ghostbuster. I had to laugh out loud. I searched YT for a good montage of hand movements but didn't find it. WBT at MTV comes to mind as a good example (restrained but awesome) but I've been wanting to share read more
(Monday 2 March 2015; 0:25)
||Let me explain (50,564)
by TheVoice from USA|
I had a video of Celine preforming MHWGO during which she strained to hit her last note, the note at the climax. I can't find it and the link didn't copy.
(Monday 2 March 2015; 0:06)
||Zach Braff (50,563)
by Isiah from USA|
I thought this was interesting. Zach Braff worked on the set of Mariah Carey's videos. Here's a clip of him talking about "The Roof" shoot.
(Monday 2 March 2015; 0:02)
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