Have you ever wondered where the country music kid sensation, Hunter Hayes began his career?!?
Welp, we know this might sound a little cray, but the blonde handsome singer started showing off his music SKILLZ on the Maury show, and has taken off ever since.
Hunter is now signed to Atlantic Records in Nashville and has a single, Wanted, that went platinum not once, but TWICE!!
And if for some reason you have never heard of Hayes, then here's your chance! Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to view little Hunter before he made it big!!
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All together now: WHOMP, WHOMP!!!
Seems that Gwyneth Paltrow's musical stylings will be confined to the halls of McKinley High for awhile longer as it's been reported her record deal with Atlantic Records has "fizzled out.'
Though there is still some talk about her signing with the label, we're hearing that Atlantic lost interest in the idea after Gwyn wanted $1 million to sign
and her last Glee episode was ZzzzZzz. However, when reached for comment, Gwyn's rep insisted that she's still interested in pursuing a music career, but it might just sit on the back burner for awhile. The rep explained:
"Atlantic was not the only company pursuing her, and she still has not decided if she wants to record an album. It is still something she is considering."
That's a nice way of saying she wants what she wants, and what she wants is a cool million to lay down some tracks or no dice. Because, you know, she's worth it.
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Yet. Big emphasis on that "yet."
So, earlier today, there were reports supposedly confirming that Gwyneth Paltrow signed a nearly $1 million record deal with Atlantic Records. However, her rep has just announced that "no deal" has been reached "yet," so we shouldn't be expecting her supposed "country pop" album anytime soon.
What's the hold up?! She wants to make music. People want her to make music.
If she is looking for more than $900,000 to do it, she be CRAZY!!!
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Trey Songz has found himself in the middle of a hefty lawsuit over the rights to his hit song, Bottoms Up.
Derrick Price of Doc Mob Records has filed an $18 million lawsuit against Trey, Atlantic Records, Kodak, manager Gee Robertson, producer Kane Beatz and others over the rights, claiming they were not given credit where credit was due.
According to the lawsuit filed last week, Doc Mob hired producer Milton James to produce the original, copyrighted track for the company, but at some point, Milton took the jam to producer Kane Beatz and they gave it to Trey. Supposedly, Derrick Price sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey to get the song out of production, but he claims he was ignored. Furthermore, Kodak is being thrown into the mix for using the song in one of their ads.
We feel like this happens much too often in the business. Producers and labels need to have a lot more communication…and a lot more respect for their work.
Tags: atlantic records, business, lawsuit, manager, producer, trey songz
The protest is off!
After months of battling with his record label, Lupe Fiasco has finally got a release date for his long-awaited album Lasers!
The bad news is that we have to wait until next year! March 8, specifically. But, at least we'll get a taste of the new album, as the first single will drop October 26 via his website.
The rapper later posted a picture of himself on his Twitter giving the thumbs up sign with Atlantic Records exec Julie Greenwald along with the caption, "Victory."
Ha! Awesome! We guess it does pay off to stand up to your record label!
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Tags: atlantic records, lasers, lupe fiasco, release date, victory