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  • Lauryn Hill Talks Tax Drama, Sony Deal in Lengthy Tumblr Post

    Apr 26, 13 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments


    *Lauryn Hill has broken her silence on the tax evasion that may land her in jail, her reported new contract with Sony Music and the new music she says is in the pipeline. The ex-Fugee has posted a 353-word missive on her Tumblr page, in which she admits the media reports of her complicated set […]

  • Jay-Z Inks Deal with Universal for Record Releases

    Apr 8, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Days after the launch of a new sports agency arm of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s company has announced a worldwide deal with the Universal Music Group for its record releases, reports the New York Times. The deal, described as a multiyear partnership, will bring Roc Nation’s record label under Universal’s umbrella, moving it from Sony Music, […]

  • Michael Jackson’s Entire Back Catalog Stolen by Hackers

    Mar 5, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Sony music has suffered its second major security breach in a year, with Internet hackers stealing the entire back catalog as well as unreleased material by the late Michael Jackson, reports Fox News. The virtual-thieves allegedly downloaded more than 50,000 music files worth $253 million in the biggest ever cyberattack on a music company. The […]

  • ‘X Factor’ Champ Melanie Amaro Signs Her $5M Contract

    Jan 4, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *Melanie Amaro, the winner of the first season of “The X Factor,” has signed her $5 million record deal with Epic Records, part of a grand prize that also  includes a role in a Pepsi commercial set to air during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. “X Factor” judge Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who is chairman […]

  • Video: Usher Facing Copyright Lawsuit over ‘Burn’

    Sep 22, 11 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *Usher is in a legal dispute over allegations he stole material for his No. 1 single, “Burn,” from a songwriter named Ernest Lee Straughter, reports Billboard. [Scroll down to compare and contrast songs.] Last month, a California federal judge found there to be sufficient possibility that Usher and co-defendants who produced the song had access […]

  • Report: Sylvia Rhone to Join ‘Frenemy’ L.A. Reid Under Sony

    Jul 22, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *The New York Post is reporting that former Universal Motown president Sylvia Rhone is heading to Sony to restore the defunct Portrait label, where she would work closely with new Epic head L.A. Reid. The move would see new Sony Music Chairman/CEO Doug Morris reuniting Reid and Rhone, both of whom joined him at Universal […]