Madonna Madonna is to sign a piffling $120 million (£60million) deal with international concert promoters Live Nation, marking the end of her 25-year tenure with Warners reports the Wall Street Journal. This will be one of the first major artist contracts to combine both recording and touring rights.

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Madonna is likely to receive a $17.5 million general advance for each of the three studio albums she’ll record across the ten year term. Warners will still retain the rights to her back catalogue.

Following yesterday’s download only release of their seventh studio album In Rainbows (web rumours abound that sales have already hit the one million mark), Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has hinted that the band are planning a tour in support of the record. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Greenwood insisted that, “now that the album’s out, we can get together exactly how and where we’re going to tour”. You can read the full Q&A here.

Meanwhile, Thom Yorke has posted a message to fans on www.radiohead.com/deadairspace. The singer reveals "it's been a mad couple of weeks" and hopes that fans are "enjoying listening to the download of In Rainbows", before going on to quote a recent interview with the great Robert Wyatt. View the whole entry by clicking here.

Pop stalwart Edwyn Collins has confirmed that he will make his long awaited return to the live arena with a BBC Electric Proms show in London on October 28. The gig will be his first since he suffered two major brain haemorrhages in 2005. Tickets for the Camden Dingwalls show are on sale now and are available from www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms.

The Boss currently reigns supreme on both sides of the pond. Springsteen's latest offering Magic sits at Number 1 in both the UK and US album charts.

Finally, here’s a brilliant, very easy to use webradio site that presents tunes via genre and/or mood: www.musicovery.com

Posted by Ross_Bennett at 12:23PM | Categories: News


screw madonna!! what!? Oh, everbody already did.

Posted by: gdw | 18 Oct 2007 02:30:18