Posts Tagged ‘will i am’

I just got this new song by Ben and have to really wonder if “music publishing” people and Artists And Repertoire have cloth ears and are looking for variations on the same old theme.  I watched- and then listened- to the new Beyonce track and thought she had been listening to way too much Gaga [...]

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 [...]

It’s all about The Dress – and who designed it- and what shoes were worn with The Dress and the hairstyle which went with The Dress and the shoes and the earrings which went with with The Dress, the shoes, the hairstyle etc. Well, you get the drift. Everywhere you look- television, online magazines, anything [...]

Is “American Idol” about to be the game-changer of television talent shows and produce a real shocker at the end of this season which will rain on the parade of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor”and make all the current hype about “the new judge” and sound-bites from only confirmed judge- “L.A” Reid, kinda the poor man’s [...]

Have television audiences, especially in the States, become so dulled and pre-conditioned to having one “nasty judge” on any type of competition that being “nice” not “cool enough” for today? WAIT: JUST IN! William Hung, from AI long gone, will be performing in the hippest club in Hong Kong this weekend. His supposed asking price [...]

55 MILLION votes on Thursday/Friday and in this crippled economy, in this bereft music industry, those are some very handsome figures. If Music Matters wants to do something truly RELEVANT and get past trying to figure out “digital sales” and have the same tired old faces parroting the same tired old mantras, invite/coerce/beg  Simon Fuller [...]

“Lady Gaga has started a trend: That it’s Okay to rip off other people’s song.” So wrote a friend of mine in response to 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s Twitter-Pop ditty called “Friday” and which she thinks has more than a passing “resemblance” to a song from the Bieb. I have no ideas as all I have [...]

Let’s just think this past few days in music for a few minutes before diving into the mosh pit that were The Grammy Awards: First of all, Christina Aguilera gets the words wrong to the American National Anthem at Super Bowl 2011 and the media descend on her as if she broke the Eleventh Commandment. [...]

And now comes the news from Forbes, no, less, that Black Eyed Peas never got paid for their horrific Super Bowl Half-Time performance. Apparently, no act that performs at the game’s Half-Time even gets paid. They perform free for “the exposure” and the freebies such as flights etc thrown in for their traveling crews etc. [...]

Seriously, watch and listen to the sounds emanating from this performance by Fergie and the rest of her Black Doe-Eyed Peas again- if you can bear it. Then think: If she were some unknown auditioning for “American Idol”, how far would she go? And if she made it to “Hollywood Week”, how long would she [...]