K bye for now – not so quick. Ariana Grande is now a target of a lawsuit over her hit song 7 Rings. She joins the list of pop stars including Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran who’ve spent time in court fighting off other songwriters who claimed their works have been stolen.
Josh Stone claims he took the song to music industry executives, including producer Tommy Brown, who has worked with Grande. He claims took key elements of his song for Grande’s “7 Rings.” Grande’s song includes the repeating line: “I Want It, I Got It. I Want It, I Got It.” While Stone’s song has: “You Need It, I Got It. You Want It, I Got It.” “7 Rings” has made over $10 million in revenue.
Speaking about odd timing. The Grammys will air in 10 days and their is a major shakedown on the inside. The Grammy CEO Deborah Dugan was fired after being assused of sexual misconduct. Dugan’s lawyer came to her defense and tweeted “this is what happens when you step up,” “old boys network” and “fix grammys now.”
Dugans is claiming she was ousted not because of sexual misconduct and promises that the truth will be exposed. Here are some questions insiders are asking. Why was Dugan let go 10 days before the show? That’s pretty suspicious. Insiders claim that Academy veterans didn’t want her to establish herself with a successful first show. Other insiders claim the Academy is filled with ‘old dogs’ who are resistant to change. “It was too much change for them, to soon”
Another source added, “She may have been asking questions like ‘Why is the board so large?’ and ‘Why are we spending so much money’” on certain executives and expenses. “There are people who had been there for years who knew they were going to be let go, and who knew they would not get a job that paid as well anywhere else.”
According to The New York Times, Dugan had sent a memo to the Academy’s human resources department, saying that she was concerned about the organization’s practices and spending, stating that “something was seriously amiss at the Academy” and citing voting irregularities, financial mismanagement, “exorbitant and unnecessary” legal bills, and conflicts of interest involving members of the academy’s board, executive committee and outside lawyers.
Spotify expands their listener base with the newly launched “pawfect” playlists that aim to keep our pets company. They ask pet owners to identify their animal’s breed and then select on a sliding scale whether they are relaxed or energetic, shy or friendly and apathetic or curious. Spotify found that one in four pet-owners play music for their pets to listen to for company when they are away from home, with 42% of owners saying their pets have a favorite type of music.
Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex are the this year’s inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jon Landau and Irving Azoff are the recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Ballots were cast by a voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Turns out, a lot of people had a fake id when they were using the ballots to vote.
The Hall of Fame feeds off of controversy and the detractors are certainly giving it to them with many claiming that Pat Benator and Chris Cornell deserve credit – one tweeter said, “The Pop Hall Of Fame”.
Billie Eilish will perform the theme song from the upcoming James Bond film, “No Time to Die.” The song was written by Eilish and her brother Finneas.
Eilish said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”. Finneas said, “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”
James Bond, is notorious for using fake ids throughout the film to conceal his identity. Billie Eilish is basing her song around the secrecy that is involved and the length he has to go to do his operations anonymously.