Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment Partner to Launch Major New Force in Entertainment – SPG- The Slumber Party Girls
Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment (DIC), have partnered to create an entertainment brand for teens called “Slumber Party Girls”. It was announced today by Andy Heyward, CEO, DIC Entertainment and Ron Fair, Chairman, Geffen Records, & President, A&M/Interscope Records. The cornerstone of the SPG brand is a multi-ethnic entertainment group, featuringÂ five teens who sing, dance and act, and were chosen from more than 1,000 who auditioned. The Slumber Party Girls will serve as the “house band” for the highly-anticipated dance competition series, “Dance Revolution!,” which is inspired by the hit video game franchise from Konami.
“I believe we are creating a model for a unique form of entertainment that raises the bar aesthetically for smart and savvy tweens growing up in the digital age. Its all driven by a collection of hit songs, great choreography and a superbly assembled group of multi-talented girls who can grow to become world-class artists in their own right,” says Ron Fair.
I can’t wait to tune in……….
Kazaa To Pay 100 Million in Settlement
The music industry has reached a legal settlement with its longtime enememy Kazaa, one of the world`s best known file-sharing networks and a longtime source of illicit music and movie downloads, Reuters reported. Under terms of the deal, Kazaa`s owner Sharman Networks will pay the world`s four major music companies — Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music — more than $100 million and commit to immediately going legit, the music industry trade group International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said.