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Dancers Alliance Does Flash Mob For Music Video Contract Rights

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Dozens of members of the Los Angeles dance community and members of The Dancers Alliance rallied in front of Sony Music Entertainment offices on Friday in protest over their lack of rights in music videos.

Dancers who are in the union get benefits when they work on stage shows, movies, television and commercials. However, when it comes to music videos, performers say that the music video industry is still like the "lawless wild west."

Dancer Kevin Stea says:

"If you see me or my fellow dancers on the Grammys, we are working under a union contract. If you see us in movies, commercials, or Dancing with the Stars, for example, we have a union contract. But when you watch dancers perform in music videos, we are working without a union contract and without basic protections on the job and no hope of insurance or pension benefits."

In their new campaign "It's About Time," dancers are seeking proper pay and benefits for their work in videos. Watch their flash mob rally above.

We support you!!!

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A Song Comparing Black Hair To A Brillo Pad Costs Sony $650K

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A song that compares black women's hair to Brillo pads has cost Sony Music more than $650,000 after a lawsuit was filed by ten non-governmental organizations that are out to fight racism.

The song at the heart of the lawsuit is Veja os Cabelos Dela or Look at her Hair, which was released by comedian turned politician Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva aka Tiririca in 1997.

Here are some of the lyrics:

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R.I.P. Arista And Jive Records

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Sad.

New RCA Records CEO Peter Edge and COO Tom Corson have announced that they are officailly shutting down Arista and Jive Records. They'll be moving the artists from both labels to RCA.

Here's what Corson had to say about it:

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Tragic! Australian Idol Judge Found Dead At 36-Years-Old

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Way too young.

36-year-old Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett, who also served as an A&R exec at Sony Music for over six years, was found dead in his Sydney apartment last night.

According to police, Springbett's death is "not suspicious."

Here's what Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand CEO Denis Handlin had to say about Jay:

"Jay Dee was so very enthusiastic and passionate about his family, his music projects and his plans for the future. [He] was a great friend and larger-than-life charismatic character who will be missed enormously."

We're so sad to hear about this, but at least we're glad to hear that police don't seem to suspect foul play.

Our thoughts go out to Jay Dee's family, friends, and peers during this incredibly difficult time. Such a tragedy.

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Watch Out, Google! Apple Securing Deal For Streaming Music With Record Labels!

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We assumed it would only be a matter of time before they jumped on this bandwagon!

A source close to Apple has revealed that the company is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies about a new music service that will reportedly allow users to stream music stored on computers to portable devices, to avoid one having to use up storage space and connect devices to transfer songs!

According to the insider, the deal - with Universal, Sony, EMI Group, and Warner Brothers - will allow for 'downloading, mobile use and streaming,' and will officially be announced at the Apple annual developers' conference on June 6th!

Uh-oh! We wonder what this will mean for the Google and Amazon cloud music plans!

Either way, it sounds like all three projects will ultimately help get us get our music faster AND easier, so we're pretty psyched!

What do U think?? Are U looking forward to more stream-based tunez??

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New Beyonce Album Will Drop In June!

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Exciting!!

As we reported earlier, Beyonce is working on her new album and it's said to be way different as she will be reinventing her sound with producer Dave Taylor aka Switch.

The big news is that Bey's album is expected to be released in June!

And the best part is that it's said to be "amazing!"

Sony Music Australia boss Denis Handlin said, "She's gone to another level. It was just amazing."

The album is currently untitled, but it's sure to be a HUGE hit!!

We can't wait!

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Mariah Back To Sony In 2012!

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Mariah Returns To Sony In 2012

Fab!!

Mariah Carey is set to return to Sony Music in 2012!

While there is some speculation as to whether or not this is a good move, we think it is. She made some of her best music while at Sony before she split in 2000.

The question is, which label in Sony Music will she be placed?

That's still up in the air, as most of the obvious choices are already being piloted by super successful lady R&B artists!

Under UMG, her current label, Mariah only has one album left to release contractually and that one is probably due out at the end of this year!

Which would be so rad because we'd love some new Mimi in our headphones!!

Are U excited for new Mariah, regardless??

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