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10 Crappy Recording Contracts That Gave The Music Business A Bad Name

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Artists love their music, they love their fans, but they usually don’t have much love for the music business itself. As a loose confederation of small recording studios gave way to the lucrative music industry of the mid-20th century, shrewd moguls began scamming money out of over-eager musicians via unfair recording contracts. These pinned most of the label’s expenses on the artist while most of the profits ended up in the pockets of greedy label execs. Plenty of musicians have been screwed by the business, but what are some of the worst disputes involving artists and crappy contracts?

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The Most Intense Guitar “O-Faces” In Rock History

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Playing guitar can be ecstasy for some people. Just check the expressions on Prince, Slash, John Mayer, Jimmy Page and other rockers as they get down with their axes! If that’s not the face of pure joy, we don’t know what is.

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The Beautiful Ones: A Guide To The Women In Prince’s World

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As we celebrate Prince‘s birthday today, we’re reminded of the pop legend’s brilliance, his music, and well, his women. Over the years, the Purple One has been a fixture in the careers and love lives of different women in the business, adding another layer to Prince’s signature mystique.

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Listen Closer! 35 Songs You Didn’t Know Feature Famous Background Singers

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Beach Boys on a Pink Floyd classic? The Beatles on a Rolling Stones disc? Whitney Houston backing Chaka Khan?! No, these aren’t our picks for the best fantasy duets ever -They really happened! And what’s more, you’ve been listening to them for years and probably NEVER EVEN NOTICED! Get your headphones ready, because we might just blow your mind.

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Jared Leto Joins The Ranks Of Music Superstars Who Had MAJOR Beefs With Their Record Company

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Listen up, Third Seconds To Mars fans! The band’s award winning documentary Artifact gets its world-wide premiere THIS SATURDAY (the 26th) at 11 PM ET/PT on both VH1 and Palladia. The film follows Jared Leto and Co. in the midst of a vicious, multi-year, multi-million dollar fight with their record company over the rights to their 2009 album, the aptly titled This Is War.

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Rock From On High: 12 Music Legends Who Found Jesus

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It may have been called “the Devil’s music” when it first burst onto the scene back in the 1950s, but these days many of the greatest rock heroes follow the word of the Lord!  After achieving their dreams of becoming rich and famous, some stars have found their lives in the music biz spiritually empty. That’s when they turned to the Christian faith for enlightenment and peace. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still funk out with the best of ‘em! Well ok, sometimes it does…

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Got Spring Fever? Try Out These 40 Sure-Fire Pickup Lines Borrowed From Song Lyrics!

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Spring is in the air, and that means one thing: Pollen! But once those allergies wear off, it means that spring fever is sure to take hold. You know what we’re talkin’ about. It’s that time of year when the warmer temperatures heat everything up, and folks start getting a little frisky. ‘Tis the season when new couples are born, but first you gotta take the first step and SPEAK to that special someone. Don’t worry if you’re shy- just borrow one of these fool-proof lines from popular songs. They’ll be sure to melt any heart!

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