This is so late; Tha Carter IV already came out! HA!
EMI Music has slapped Cash Money Records with threat of legal action after YMCB skipped some licensing payments.
Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III is the only record in question and EMI previously sued Cash Money for copyright infringement of the album.
EMI and Cash Money settled and the latter agrees to pay EMI in two installments, and paid the first.
So, you guessed it: Cash Money hasn't paid the second and EMI wants THEIR cash money!
Tags: business, cash money records, copyright infringement, licensing, lil wayne, tha carter iii
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Oh boy. This is one hell of a flub!
Netflix was thrown into scandal this past weekend when Google Plus Week host Dan McDermott noticed that the Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard was no longer available for streaming, and was allegedly told by a company representative that the studio pulled the film so they could make money on DVD sales in light of her death!
However, the whole thing turns out to be a misunderstanding, and McDermott is the first to admit it!
According to him, the rep with whom he spoke "had bad information" and once he checked the film's cache, he discovered
Tags: capitalize, death, dvd, dvd sales, expiration, licensing, misinformation, netflix, steve swasey, streaming, the bodyguard, whitney houston
And now it all makes sense!
Actually, it makes what this kid did even MORE effed up!
We reported yesterday EXCLUSIVELY on PerezHilton.com that Astro had caused quite a bit of problems on X Factor this week when he not only acted like a petulant child and refused to perform after being knocked to the bottom two and facing elimination, but also outright disregarded producers when he went on-stage wearing Dr. Dre's Beats headphones around his neck, which the reality competition does not have the right to air due to licensing, and are now probably facing one hell of a fine!
Tags: astro, disregard, dr dre beats headphones, ego, licensing, perezhilton.com, performance, sony, x factor
This isn't too much of a shocker.
Looks like The Oprah Winfrey Show costs a pretty penny to license and distribute, and local news station are looking forward to when the Queen of talk goes off-air so they can save money!!
A source says:
“Oprah’s ratings have eroded so much that the image of Oprah is much stronger than the reality of Oprah, either as a news lead-in or as a money-maker. In many cases, Oprah is a stunning loss leader. There are people who are deeply thankful she is calling it quits.”
They go on to say that whomever comes in to replace the Big O will be “unlikely to get Oprah-sized ratings but are far cheaper.”
Wow. We can only imagine what kind of licensing fees those stations have to pay to put the show on the air!!
What do U think?? Will U be sad to see Oprah go or do U think it's time for more affordable daytime talk??
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: business, daytime talk, expensive, licensing, local tv stations, oprah, ratings, the big o, the oprah winfrey show
It's been a minute since we've heard anything from the tanking label known as Christian Lacroix, but now it looks like they're gearing up for a second coming.
The company has inked FOUR licensing deals, in hopes to see some sort of return. The deals include creating eyewear with Mondottica, stationary with Libretto Holdings, decorative wood panels with Marotte and home textiles with the UK's Designers Guild.
They're all over the place!
Eventually the label plans to make their way back to clothing by dabbling in children's clothing, lingerie, as well as men's and women's accessories.
Seems a bit ambitious. Let's just hope they know what they're doing.
[Image via Abaca USA.]
Tags: designers guild, libretto holdings, licensing, marotte, mondottica
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