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Jennifer Lopez Making Record Label Poor

In Album Releases, Music Business on October 31, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Digital Spy comments on how Jennifer Lopez is making Epic/Sony Records poor by draining their promotional budget when it comes to her “maintenance”. Moreover, her album sales for “Brave” have been sluggish in comparison to the overhead costs required to promote it. Some figures reportedly look something like this:

  • $300,000 for video
  • $60,000 to produce “Brave” album cover/artwork
  • $8,000 in make-up fees for TV performances not including budget for entourage/band
  • A&R: Sarah Jaffe at Work With Producer John Congleton

    In Music Industry, U.S. A&R on October 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Indie girl Sarah Jaffe is at work down in Texas with producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree). Mentioned previously, she’s a young, talented storyteller with an ambient folk presence akin to Patty Griffin or Beth Orton.

    Coldplay Blog, Producer Markus Dravs, and Forthcoming Album

    In Album Releases, coldplay, UK Music on October 31, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Coldplay weighs in on their current recording status by posting a “handwritten note” at their homesite. Producer Markus Dravs (Bjork, Arcade Fire) is credited with fueling the creative process as he collaborates with Brian Eno and the band. The update informs fans that “Famous Old Painters” and “Glass of Water” will be two of the titles included on this release (NME).

    UK Band Doves Delay New Record, Release 2008

    In Album Releases, Music Releases, UK Music on October 30, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    UK Band Doves have delayed the release of their forthcoming record until 2008. According to an October blog entry, their Cheshire studio efforts have resulted in only 8 recordings of the 16 songs planned. Mickie Most’s RAK Studios played host to some of the mixing while big time producer John Leckie has exited the project altogether for work with Baaba Maal. Dan Austin (Massive Attack, KT Tunstall, B-52’s) has replaced Leckie to finish up co-production on the future album.