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  • Bono writes his first opinion column for the New York Times which can be read here.
  • Jermaine Dupri who was president of Island Records left the company on Wendesday. “A source said, “After [his girlfriend] Janet Jackson’s album and tour bombed, he basically didn’t come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn’t bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. (New York Post)
  • Kelly Clarkson decided on her album cover: i’m headed to london today for some album promo and i’m so freakin’ excited!! i’m ready for y’all to hear this album! i’m so proud of it!! i think it’s 4 more days and my first single drops at radio and i’m super super pumped!! we decided the cover of the album and just in case you haven’t seen it i’ll post it! it’s very colorful and they have definitely photo-shopped the crap out of me but i don’t care haha! whoever she is, she looks great ha! i’ve had so much fun with this album i really hope y’all dig it woohooooooooooo!!!! (Kelly’s Blog)
  • Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen recently talks with Billboard about hot topic issues such as pulling videos from YouTube, iTunes variable pricing, and 360 deals. (Billboard)
  • Rapper Jim Jones has joined the independent label Koch Records as VP of Urban A&R. Jones said, “It feels good to know that the hard work has been recognized by the same people that have helped me get to this point in my career. They recognize that I’m not only an artist but a person that can smell talent and be able to mold a superstar.” (Billboard)
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