Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leaving labels, legal troubles and more leaks !

Album leaks actually a good thing? Huh...who knew!

Over the years the number of albums that have leaked has increased exponentially. As the Internet has never discriminated on leaking music from any genre, this has become a problem for many musicians and recording artists. Or has it ?

My last post discussed a little bit about Eminem's "Crack A Bottle" which skyrocketed to the number 1 downloaded song on iTunes shortly after a "rough version" prematurely leaked over the world wide web. Not only did Em's most recent single hit number 1, but it set a new digital record by selling about 418,000 copies in it's first week. Not too shabby for a song that you can find anywhere on the net for free.

After just 2 weeks on the Billboard charts, ( "Crack A Bottle" has landed Eminem on the top spot, but has now dipped down to 2nd.

In other news....

Dogg lets himself off of the leash ?

Snoop Doggy Dogg has bounced out of the Dogg House! That's right, the Doggfather of rap music has left Interscope/Geffen Records (Universal Music Group) after over ten years of a working relationship. Snoop has reportedly signed a 360-model deal with MTV (Viacom), the specifics unclear at this time. "Dogg After Dark" premiered Tuesday February 17th which is a MTV program featuring Snoop and celeb friends chillin' out after hours, Doggystyle (well I'm sure if Paris had her way) <- Oh, that's not right lol.

Snoop has got some ground to cover though, because his last show on MTV his payment was refused by the network. Viacom, cheap ? No ! As a record label though I gather Snoop will hire some of the best to handle the very involving services of a record label such as; distribution, marketing and promotions. I have no doubt that anything Snoop releases will get picked up by somebody.

Chris Brown will probably get BEAT DOWN for this one.

By now we have all been exposed to the "rumour-turned-scandal" incident involving R&B/Pop recording artists Chris Brown and Rihanna. I'm not even going to comment on what I heard or read, because nobody really knows as the official investigation is on going. The victimized Rihanna is co-operating with the authorities, as well as gathering support from fellow celebs and millions of loyal fans.

Way to go Chris, you effed it all up ! I just saw some interview with Chris Brown on ET not too long ago and they compared him to Michael Jackson. For real, Michael Jackson? I don't know. What I do know is that any publicity is good publicity. UNLESS you're target demographic is young females and you're being allegedly charged with then like I said Chris, you effed up.

It's hard to defend yourself when the victim's picture is released and it looks like this...

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