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
||Walter A (47,733)
by Darryle from Sagamihara, Japan|
Since some people are on the topic of Walter A and songwriting credits I guess I'll share this. If you look at the Daydream album booklet there is a certain part in the booklet that says who wrote what and for almost all of the songs it says Mariah wrote them herself.
(Saturday 1 November 2014; 13:31)
||MC interview (47,732)
by Billy from Greece|
(Saturday 1 November 2014; 12:27)
||MC Thailand (47,731)
by Mimi L. from |
Does anyone have a link to the video of the Car Ride Medley performed by MC in Thailand?
(Saturday 1 November 2014; 10:02)
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