WHOA! Guess it sure does pay to be a part of the Kardashian Klan!
Pia Mia, who is a good friend of Kendall and Kylie Jenner, has just signed a HUUUUGE recording contract with Interscope that is gonna make her riiiiiiiiiiich.
Well, not as rich as Kim Kardashian and the rest of that family, but still!
She signed on for $1.3 million and if her first album succeeds, she'll be getting some pretty big bonuses too!
Oh, and that's not all, if Kanye West's protégé's album is a hit and she gets the green light for two more albums, she could make an additional $9 MILLION!
WOWZA! Sounds like a sweet deal to us!
So, the question remains, if her albums aren't hits does this mean she can be dropped from the label AND her Kardashian/Jenner friendship! LOLz!!
We hope not!!
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Sketchy, sketchy Interscope!
We've just learned that a major narcotics ring has been shipping out "large amounts of cocaine and cash" across the United States, and they've been using offices of Interscope Records for both pickups and deliveries! Crazy!
Following a year-long DEA investigation, 46-year-old rap music manager James Rosemond has been indicted on 18 felony charges, and
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If this is true, then we are going to absolutely LOSE IT!
According to Pittsburgh's 961 KISS radio station, a NEW promo single from Lady GaGa's upcoming album, Born This Way, called Edge Of Glory will be released on Monday!!!
According to the e-mail they received from Interscope Records:
We will be servicing Lady Gaga "Edge of Glory" on Monday 5/9 at 3PM via eFolio from IGAPromotion.
The single will go live on iTunes at 1PM PST/4PM EST. This will be the kick off to the iTunes countdown to the album release on 5/23.
Apparently, they'll be playing it around 3pm - or whenever they secure a physical copy of the track!
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Last night's Grammy awards brought a lot of people together and we're happy to report that it even saw the end of a long-standing feud.
Sources are reporting that Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton buried the hatchet at the Interscope Grammy after-party. While Lady GaGa performed, two of our other favorite ladies were reconnecting after several years at odds. An eyewitness recalled:
"Kim approached Paris. Paris was with her mom, and sister, Nicky. Paris and Kim warmly embraced and genuinely seemed happy to see each other, which seemed to surprise fellow party-goers. Kim wished Paris a happy birthday (Paris' birthday is Feb 17th), and Kim complimented Paris on her outfit. Paris also complimented Kim and thanked her for the kind things she said about Paris in the Haper's Bazaar interview. Kim was extremely classy in approaching Paris."
We agree! A new year means a fresh start for all!
You know, there hasn't been a Simple Life on T.V. in a looooong time. Maybe since you guys are BFFS again, you could resurrect it?! It's not like either of you are opposed to more reality television gigs, right?! RIGHT?!
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That's what Universal Music Group, Aftermath, and Interscope Records want.
The company that discovered Eminem, F.B.T. Prods, was awarded a higher royalty rate on digital downloads and ringtones back in September when they won an appeal to the Ninth Circuit that gave them 50% of royalties on Eminem's music. The rates usually run between 12 and 20%, however because the justices saw digital downloads as "licenses" rather than traditional sales, F.B.T. was awarded more.
So now, UMG wants to take the case to the Supreme Court, filing a writ of certiorari that petitions for a hearing.
According to the petition, UMG wants the Supreme Court to decide on whether or not F.B.T. was allowed to appeal the royalties case in district court after a full jury trial had already taken place.
This would be a first for the music industry as it would help decide on how royalties for digital music would be handled in the future.
What do U think? Should the case be taken to Supreme Court?
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Tags: aftermath, appeal, fbt productions, interscope records, royalty, supreme court, universal music group
They have been accused of plagiarism before, so we're not surprised.
The Black Eyed Peas are being sued by Bryan Pringle, who claims the group plagiarized his song called Take a Dive for their hit I Gotta Feeling.
They were recently sued in January and now the suit has been reentered in Los Angles federal court. It alleged that they stole the song Boom Dynamite by songwriters Ebony Latrice Batts and Manfred Mohr for Boom Boom Pow. Batts and Mohr claim they submitted their song to the band's label, Interscope Records, a year before the single was released.
"A simple listening of the two songs will tell you that the songs are substantially similar, and that the hooks of the two songs are virtually identical in rhythm and lyrics," said plaintiff lawyer Ira Gould.
They are suing for for monetary damages including all net profits from the tracks, along with future royalties.
Do U think the lawsuits are legit?!
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Sorry Justin Bieber. There's a new YouTube sheriff in town…
And his name is Greyson Chance.
He's barely been famous for a week, but the 12-year-old singing sensation has already signed a record deal with Interscope Records.
Sources say that Interscope wanted to close the deal before any other label got the chance to meet the young star.
If you haven't seen his rendition of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi, check it out here!
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