According to reports, Britney Spears has now reached an agreement with Simon Cowell to become a new judge for the next series of X Factor US. Nothing has been released officially, however E!-Online describes how the agreement follows lengthy negotiations, in which “Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have…Details
A law suit has been issued by a lady claiming that she was involved in an assault while watching Iggy Pop and his band the Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium. It is claimed that the altercation was witnessesd by Johnny Depp who was also involved somehow….. Depp is also an Isle of Wight lover Johnny Depp http://ventnorblog.com/2011/07/11/johnny-depp-the-isle-of-wights-latest-fan/…Details
According to reports of The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 to be published Sunday April 29, Adele is now worth £20m, putting her at the top of The Richest Young Musicians (under 30yrs) list 2012. An increase of £14m from 2011’s list, this follows the phenomenal worldwide success of her second album ‘21’. Cheryl Cole,…Details
The One Direction dispute is nothing new. For example we have had Rhythmix, Nirvana and Buck’s Fizz all arguing over their name.
Bands sharing their names include the Seekers, the Spinners, the Rebels and Spirogyra/Spiro Gyra.
The above list of names btw is thanks to the brill blog
The excellent Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the worlds largest festivals, since it began in 1999. This year’s festival will be hosting James, Pulp and a host of others but it will also be viewable via You Tube, this is good news for us Brits as its in California.
See schedule here
A Californian group named ‘One Direction’ have brought legal action against Simon Cowell’s company Syco and Sony entertainment for $1 million (£630,000) in damages, compensation for profits gained by the UK One direction on their tour in America and an injunction to prevent the use of the band name ‘One Direction’ for trademark infringement. The…Details
Cheryl Cole has filed papers in the High Court against publishers IPC Media. A story published in Now Magazine which claimed that Cheryl was in a ‘secret relationship’ with rapper MC Harvey is a story that has attracted legal action. Cheryl Cole is suing for aggravated damages for Libel and seeking an injunction to prevent…Details
Lady Gaga aka Stefani Germanotta aged 23 and already worth millions has found herself in the crossfire. Two companies representing Lady Gaga; Team Love Child and Mermaid Music are being sued by Rob Fusari the artist’s ex-producer and songwriter. The Lawsuit is being brought on grounds of breach of agreement and breach of fiduciary duty.…Details
Proposed Introduction Of Joint Licensing For Small Businesses “Thousands of small businesses across the UK are required to have two music licences from two different organisations and two invoices to play the same pieces of music for their employees and customers”. The statement released as part of the independent ‘Digital Copyright Exchange feasibility study –…Details
Live Music Act 2012 To Reduce Licensing Burden For Live Music The Live Music Act 2012, passed 8th March, is likely to come into force this autumn and will have great significance for the live music industry1. Under this amendment of the Licensing Act 2003, premises with a capacity under 200 persons will no longer…Details