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
||I'm making a statement (42,062)
by Carla from Portugal|
I find it amazing how some just don't see nothing wrong with KP saying Mariah is a good throwback moment. You people let every insult pass by, because those insults reflect what you actually think of Mariah. I found it insulting and distasteful. I never liked Katy, but now I ignore her completly. I know any Mariah song is better then Katy's and the... read more
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 21:16)
||Stepping up (42,061)
by Badr from USA|
I'm going to have to step up and present a solid argument to refute those negative comments about Mariah's so-called failed singles. She did not promote "Almost Home" and "The Art of Letting Go", and "Triumphant" was never fully released to radio. "#Beautiful" managed to make it to #15 and stay in the top 20 for several weeks. It was certified plat... read more
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 19:37)
||You're Mine remix (42,060)
by G.G. from USA|
I noticed a conversation on Twitter between MC and Joey Arbagey regarding another remix. I messaged him on Facebook and he said there is another remix on the way from him. I liked the remixes he did for MC of Triumphant.
(Wednesday 12 March 2014; 19:29)
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