Tag Archive for Sony Music

Mottola’s “Hitmaker” Misses

vanity fair

Former Sony Music Entertainment chairman Tommy Mottola released his memoir last week, “Hitmaker: The Man and His Music”, and has been making the media rounds. The once T.D. Valentine turned Tommy Mottola turned Thomas D. Mottola is now back to the good old Tommy. In these interviews, Tommy appears as an older, wiser, mellow, philosophical version of Tony Soprano.

Epic Fail

It looks as though it may be a very long spring for reality TV star and part-time Epic Records Chairman L.A. Reid. News from one of my little birdies ensconced at 550 Madison Ave. says that the numbers for Epic’s fiscal year ending March 31 won’t add up in L.A.’s favor. The label is reportedly on track to lose well north of $35 million. Whew!

What’s That Sound?

Can you hear it? If you listen very closely, you can hear a bloodcurdling scream emanating from Palm Beach, FL. It’s the sound of Bob Krasnow having a massive stroke. He had just read Sony Music’s press release announcing their new venture with Sylvia Rhone and her Vested in Culture (VIC) label.

Google Music Losing Users Weekly

Users have voted on Google Music and the results aren't good so far.

According to a highly placed digital music executive, Google Music has actually been losing customers week over week–consistently–since it’s launch last November. “I’ve never seen anything like it”, the source said.”It’s astounding. It’s hard to believe that with an install base of over 200 million Android handsets they’re actually losing customers.”

Whitney to Sony: “I Will Always Owe You”

"I owe you how much?"

There have been numerous media reports since her untimely death that Whitney Houston passed away “dead” broke. In January a Whitney insider told Radar Online “Whitney’s fortune is gone. Music industry heavy hitters are supporting her and her label is fronting her cash against her next album, but no one knows when that will be released. She might be homeless if not for people saving her…She is broke as a joke. She called someone to ask for $100. It is so sad. She should have Mariah Carey money, and she’s flat broke.”