-Civilian has signed with Russ Rieger and Pipeline Management
and are getting love from Kat Corbett at KROQ, who said this about the band -Â Â â€œI can’t believe these guys haven’t been snatched up yet.Â The amount of crap SIGNED music I get sent to me is ridiculous – these guys are a no brainer.Â I handed over tracks directly to Lisa Worden and Rodney on the Roq.Â Now if these fu**s would only get a myspace page I could get my nephew off my back.â€? Legal is Chris Castle
–Universal Music Group has reached a tentative agreement with German media company Bertelsmann AG to acquire BMG Music Publishing for $2.05 billion (Ð‚1.6 billion).
–Robbie Williams has threatened to quit singing for good. The Angels singer says he no longer wants to be part of the “pop machine” because he feels it has turned him into a “monster”. The 32-year-old, who is believed to be worth around Â£100-million, said:Â Â
“I’ve got to take the view over the next 18 months and see if I want to be part of the machine any more, because I don’t see me singing again. “It’s a question of what I want and where I want to be. Can I live without the radio picking my song and putting it on the playlist? Or is this fame thing something I’m addicted to?”
–Major Labels are now embracing mobile technology
Warner Music Group recently introduced its first mobile videogame on T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Capitol Records is supporting the debut album by Dave Navarro’s new band the Panic Channel with a first-of-its-kind mobile-TV promotion in conjunction with Sprint and GoTV. Warner Music and Sony BMG have developed their own mobile-game publishing divisions, rather than licensing the rights to existing game developers