Oh, my.

The Sith is out.

Hits Daily Double

ABC News

From the ABC story:

The 49-year-old Weiss oversaw several labels as president and CEO of the Zomba Label Group. He helped grow Jive Records from a small imprint to a major force with such blockbuster acts as Britney Spears, Usher, the Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake and ‘N Sync. Recent successes include teen sensation Chris Brown and singer-songwriter T-Pain.

It’s not particularly promising that Weiss appears to have cut his teeth on teen pop, but it will be interesting to see how things shake out, and what relevance this will hold for this year’s Idol winner and those already on the label or still bound by right-of-first-refusal deals.

There’s also been some speculation that SonyBMG may be headed for a breakup, which would be interesting indeed. I’m a strong advocate (well, if by “advocating” one means “logging my stream of consciousness on a free weblog”) for music industry reform, and dissolution of the behemoth labels is certainly a step in the right direction.

So let’s celebrate this potentially good news by sampling some good music that is, regrettably, not yet available in the States.


1 Response to “Oh, my.”

  1. 1 You know who April 23, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Why you quoting jury instructions, yo? And my fake e-mail was totally valid.

    Even after I read what David A. sang, I still forgot. How sad is that? I think I need to give the boy one of my many souls.

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What the kids are sayin’

"I hate them all. The judges, TPTB, the blatant manipulation, the songs, the contestants, everything. I'm a die-hard Cook fan, but for the love of god, at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself up there! Please? Syesha was awesome but she ruined it by being completely shameless and disgusting. Yes, being on American Idol is exactly like the civil rights movement, except for the part where you're fighting to make the world a better place."

"All I can say after the disgusting display tonight of favoritism towards the mediocrity that is David A. - good luck trying to market and make money off of that kid, American Idol. (Not to mention good luck dealing with his father.) All the teeny boppers may buy up his American Idol coronation single, but they will quickly forget about him before the album comes out. And I shudder to think of a David A. album - song after song of unrelenting sameness and heavy breathing. Why they are pimping him for the win is beyond me."

"This show was simply a hot buttered mess tonight. And Jason "needs to be arrested for what he did to I Shot the Sheriff. But I hope he stays. He amuses me. "

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