Posts Tagged ‘Sony Music’

By Hans Ebert It’s reached a point where it’s not even a case of Them versus Us. It’s finally come around to how to get around legalese that were questionable from the start, but which many were too timid to question, especially at those tribal gatherings of wannabe big swinging dicks who would waltz in [...]

By Hans Ebert You really don’t want to get drawn into the soap opera surrounding the characters involved, but there’s no escaping any of it. None of it has anything to do with music, but social media has sadly made the most stupid of things become news- and in a roundabout instance, this has become [...]

My friend Ben Semmens and I received a Royalty cheque last week from Universal Music Publishing in Hong Kong for HK$284.  This was after months of hounding the publishing house for a statement of “monies earned to date” for our song called “Home”, not the most original of titles in this hashtag and Google-centric world, [...]

Now that life as we know it has ground to a halt following the second coming of Yeesus and his marriage to Betty Boomba Kardashian- and an uneasy and surprising roaring silence about it all even from those purveyors of all things mediocre- where does one go to live again? Well, the fallout from the [...]

The Pogues played a surprise gig in Hong Kong- and possibly other cities- last week. The real surprise is that no one knew about the gig. Here lies the problem: Too many out there with lovely ideas which they are either financially unable to or else don’t have the experience to turn into reality- and [...]

Season 10 of “American Idol” will go down as the year when no one missed Simon Cowell on the show. There is a clever promo spot running in the region and which talks about the new judges and ends with the line, “Who misses Simon Says?” and which ends with three X-Factor crosses symbolising that [...]

Quite a few people have asked, “Mate/Man/Dude/Hey, why do you write so much about ‘American Idol?’ Does anyone really care?’” I don’t just think so, I know so ‘cos the “views” go waaaaay up plus, love it or not, there is no way one an ignore the show. When the history books are written or [...]

The ratings for “American Idol” on Thursday was THE HIGHEST in FOUR YEARS for the FOX channel and makes all those naysayers who did the voodoo dance, proclaimed that “The End Is Night” and said the show was kaput without “Mr Nasty”. It made me think of the line from Mark Twain: “Rumours of my [...]

It was a matter of time though it has taken longer than expected. Guess partnerships kept things from splitting at the seams. But now, former “Idol” contestants are being dropped by their record labels, especially those who won recording contracts with Sony Music after winning on the television talent show. These signings being dropped have [...]

I read recently where Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of “American Idol”, made a comment about Sony Music and how the company had not properly marketed nor taken the musical career of Ruuben Studdard in the right direction. Lythgoe,below, mentioned something along the lines that instead of focusing on the former Season 2 Finalist taking the [...]