Avril Reaches Settlement for Copyright Infringement: Avril Lavigne has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that accused her of plagiarizing her summer hit single, “Girlfriend.” A confidential settlement has been reached outside of court.
New Music: The Friday Night Boys who grace the pages on KOAR from time to time has a new song on myspace called “That’s What She Said“. The band plans to release an EP titled The Sketch Press in early February.
Signings: Papa Roach picked up Allen Kovacâ€™s Tenth Street Entertainment for management who also houses Motley Crue, SIXX: A.M., and Buckkcherry and Drowning Pool.
Republic Records: The brothers who founded Republic Records, Avery and Monte Lipman are now sharing the title of president. Avery Lipman has been named co-president of the label, upped from senior VP. He will be in charge of the management and creative operations of the label. Both Monte and Avery show the music biz they have the ability to sniff out the hits.Â In fact, they brought last years most polarizing artist Amy Winehouse to the masses in the U.S., and lets not forget Colbie Caillet with her massive hit Bubbly. Also, Universal Republic is in need for A&R interns for the spring semester in New York City. If you are interested email Ben Adelson.