Jewels new album was produced by Big & Rich’s John Rich and will be released through Valory Music Company. “She’s just one of the best singer/songwriters in any genre,” Borchetta says, adding that a move to country is “a natural progression for her.”
20th Century Fox, has lifted its ban on the use of Universal Music Group content. The band was viewed as retaliation against a the lawsuit lodged by Universal against MySpace, also owned by News Corp. (WSJ)
CMT orders Reality Show: CMT has purchased episodes of “Can You Duet?,” a new reality competition show from “American Idol” producer FremantleMedia. “We’ve been looking to get into the music competition game, but we really wanted to do it correctly,” said CMT head of development Bob Kusbit. The producers are working to find a record label to sign the show’s winners. (Variety)
B-Unique, the British label home to Kaiser Chiefs and Primal Scream, has struck a deal with Warner Music U.K. that it will become integrated into Atlantic Records UK. B-Unique will also establish a artist management division. (Billboard)
San Diego based alt act We Shot The Moon who features Jonathan Jones the singer of the band Waking Ashland have signed to the Militia Group.