Last Lap: Monday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Lady Gaga Video To Premiere Thursday On MTV
As part of the “Yoü and I” premiere (set for 7:49PM ET), Lady Gaga will sit down with Sway for an interview, before a fan Q&A at, with questions sourced from those submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #MTVGaga. Speaking of Twitter, Gaga’s Twitter contains “Yoü and I” stills and teasers. [MTV]

Jay-Z Reportedly Spent $250K On Champagne in Miami
Jay-Z may not be King of Rap as stat-crunched by Chris Molanphy for Rolling Stone (that honor went to EminemKanye set a new record for iTunes single week sales (which is what he was celebrating). Plus he tipped an additional $50K! [Radar]

Game Picks An Even Worse Entity To Beef With Than Jay-Z: The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office
The office is preparing to charge Game with multiple misdemeanors after a tweet from The Game’s account claimed they were looking for an intern and included their phone number (after which they were inundated with calls). [Billboard]

Labels Likely To Face Off Against Artists In Battle Over Ownership Of Master Recordings
Thanks to a 1976 amendment to copyright law, artists stand to regain ownership of masters dating from 1978, provided 35 years have passed and an application is filed two years in advance of the claim and within five years of copyright date. A lot of behind-the-scenes legal maneuvering is poised to develop into hard-fought public cases over records like Bruce Springsteen‘s Darkness On The Edge Of Town. [NY Times]

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