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?
The crew at Big Morning Buzz Live weighs in on Justin Bieber‘s racist video scandal, Rihanna might be engaged in a beef with an iconic R&B group, and 50 Cent spoofs one of Disney’s biggest films this year.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas reunited as TLC for VH1 Super Bowl Blitz last night, turning Manhattan’s opulent Beacon Theater into the church of New Jack Swing. With all the buzz surrounding their VH1 original movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the crowd was primed and ready to see the fierce ladies in action!
Where are the Goo Goo Dolls headed for their VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert? Governor Chris Christie already thinks he knows who’ll win the big game, and Shakira drops the video for “Can’t Remember To Forget You.”
TLC is set to throw it down in Manhattan for VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz, NFL players find ways to keep warm for Sunday’s game, and we see a rehearsal clip from the artists who performed during 2001′s Super Bowl.
VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz has conquered three boroughs in three nights. J. Cole, Janelle Monae and Fall Out Boy have taken our epic six night concert series by storm and Thursday night TLC will rock New York City playing many of their greatest hits.
You’re probably ready for some football, but are you ready for VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? We sure hope so, because we’re about to dropkick six nights of awesome live music your way! The starting lineup has finally been announced, and you’re in for one heck of a tail-gating party leading up to the big game. Kick off takes place on Monday, January 27th with J.Cole in Queens, followed by Janelle Monáe playing the Bronx, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, TLC in Manhattan, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey on Super Bowl Saturday.