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Howie Day, Cooper Temple Clause, Rondor Publishing’s Fate?

In Noteworthy on May 10, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Howie Day’s last album sold 800,000. His third album (produced by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin and Fray producer Mike Flynn, Warren Huart taking engineering duties) is supposedly complete but the 2007 release date may be delayed because of Day recently entering rehab. Howie’s manager: Kevin Spellman at Career Artists Management (Maroon 5).

Sanctuary Records UK act Cooper Temple Clause is no more.

Is there any truth to the rumor that in order for BMG Publishing to be consumed by Universal Publishing, the latter will first have to rid itself of its Rondor unit to move forward in the acquisition?

Record Producer News: Stew Jackson and Dan Brown, Neil Davidge, Craig Silvey, Julian Simmons, Liam Watson, Adam Whittaker

In Noteworthy on May 10, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Stew Jackson and Dan Brown (aka Robot Club) are names you may start to hear in the near future. They co-wrote/produced some of the forthcoming material by popular EMI act Massive Attack. Neil Davidge is also producer on this record with a lot of folks making guest vocal appearances: Liz Fraser, Hope Sandoval, Damon Albarn etc. Deltasonic/Sony-BMG band The Coral is producing a record with Craig Silvey. Producer Julian Simmons is in the studio with A Girl Called Eddy. Producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes, The Datsuns, Razorlight, Supergrass, The Zutons) co-produced the new record from veterans Madness. Hot Club de Paris (Moshi Moshi Records) was produced by Adam Whittaker. Smoothside Organisation handles all of these and more.

Maroon 5 Hired An Army of Record Producers For Their May 22 Release, Mark “Spike” Stent, Update On Nigel Godrich

In Noteworthy on May 10, 2007 at 6:23 pm

Who worked on Maroon 5’s May 22 release? Producer Mark “Spike” Stent (Radiohead, Bjork), Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Eminem), Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Third Eye Blind), and Mark Endert (Madonna).

It’s unclear whether producer Mark “Spike” Stent will get credit on the next Radiohead album since Nigel Godrich took over the roll not long ago. Godrich is actually one of two producers on the hush, hush Lovefoxxx solo record. Never heard of Lovefoxxx? Well, she’s the singer for Sub Pop Records act Cansei de Ser Sexy. And guess who the other producer on her album is? Noneother than pop hitmaker Timbaland himself. But back to Mr Godrich and his current producer credits: they include the new 2007 records by Air and Travis!

Polow Da Don and Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records

In Noteworthy on May 10, 2007 at 6:22 pm

Polow Da Don is a former member of Atlanta Sony hip hop group Jim Crow. Since those days he’s turned to producing pop hits by the likes of Fergie (”London Bridge”), Young Buck and Ciara. Polow’s Zone 4 productions directly signs new artists and has demostrated early success with Interscope distributed Mobile, Alabama rapper Rich Boy.