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Forum: The X Factor 21-09-2014, 15:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,681
Posted By twells
Well, it's been suggested before over the years,...

Well, it's been suggested before over the years, but it would certainly spice things up if they brought in Susan Boyle as a judge. After 5 years in the business, she knows what it's about and she...
Forum: The X Factor 19-09-2014, 22:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By twells
Exactly. High charting spot is good PR but what...

Exactly. High charting spot is good PR but what counts to the label is total album and single sales. Plus, how much the label's cut was of their tour ticket and merchandise sales.
Forum: Showbiz 08-09-2014, 15:35
Replies: 44
Views: 5,066
Posted By twells
The old gag was that Bob Hope did all those USO...

The old gag was that Bob Hope did all those USO Tours, so he could get away from home. It was a very long marriage, because his wife was not a victim and ignored his dalliances as long as he didn't...
Forum: Music 05-08-2014, 00:17
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By twells
Of course, Adele has a a lot more to talk about...

Of course, Adele has a a lot more to talk about than straying boyfriends. She's 6 years older, has borne a child who she loves and has what seems to be a stable relationship with his father. I'm...
Forum: Music 05-08-2014, 00:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By twells
You must be thinking of someone else. Adele and...

You must be thinking of someone else. Adele and her writing team and producers found the sweet spot of music, attracting people of both sexes and a wide age spectrum. And in the US, she was...
Forum: Showbiz 03-08-2014, 23:39
Replies: 59
Views: 11,202
Posted By twells
I don't think Gerry Boyle will be selling any...

I don't think Gerry Boyle will be selling any more of his embroidered stories to the Mirror. If you're really interested in Gerry Boyle, look up Douglas Walker's stories in the Scottish...
Forum: Music 03-08-2014, 23:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By twells
I wonder if Adele feels under so much pressure to...

I wonder if Adele feels under so much pressure to repeat at least some measure of 21's success that she's afraid to let 25 go and keeps changing it. She certainly doesn't need the money, so there's...
Forum: Music 29-07-2014, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By twells
Agree. Bennett sounds very comfortable. He's...

Agree. Bennett sounds very comfortable. He's been singing jazz, among other things for about 60 years, But Gaga seems to equate screaming with vitality. Calm down, Girl. You have a decent voice,...
Forum: The X Factor Appreciation 10-07-2014, 15:31
Replies: 7,735
Views: 351,369
Posted By twells
I don't know why you all think making it in the...

I don't know why you all think making it in the US will be so much easier for Alex than the UK. The history of successful UK stars flopping in America is long. You don't go there, because you...
Forum: The X Factor 08-07-2014, 01:02
Replies: 8,912
Views: 491,047
Posted By twells
The only reason to cancel a tour, other than...

The only reason to cancel a tour, other than illness, is poor sales. No artists can get away with cancelling tours. just on a whim. The promoters and venue owners have long memories. And LM's...
Forum: Showbiz 20-06-2014, 21:53
Replies: 113
Views: 12,354
Posted By twells
Nor I. Clifford worked for Cowell and was paid...

Nor I. Clifford worked for Cowell and was paid plenty for his PR services over the years. Now he has a messed up big time. Cowell doesn't owe him a thing.
Forum: Showbiz 13-06-2014, 23:28
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
Can't give you the link but it was reported in...

Can't give you the link but it was reported in the media last week that Sony had offered her another Sony label.. I guessed at Masterworks , because she has C/C voice and they have good producers...
Forum: Showbiz 13-06-2014, 14:58
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
Syco didn't offer her another contract. SONY...

Syco didn't offer her another contract. SONY offered her a contract at one of their other labels, probably Masterworks which has mostly classical, C/C jazz and other niche artists. But they...
Forum: Showbiz 10-06-2014, 17:57
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
I don't think that's fair. I think Simon knew...

I don't think that's fair. I think Simon knew teen age girls weren't going to be smitten by Leona. He hoped she'd have the kind of universal audience that Adele turned out to have. She didn't. ...
Forum: Showbiz 06-06-2014, 20:39
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
[QUOTE=Dave0893;72990274]How do you know if she...

[QUOTE=Dave0893;72990274]How do you know if she had fulfilled her commitments to Syco? She signed a five album contract, these are all her releases with Syco,

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Spirit: Deluxe
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Labrynth:...
Forum: Showbiz 05-06-2014, 19:19
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
The question will be is she creative? Some...

The question will be is she creative? Some singers think they need creative control and make a mess of it.
Forum: Showbiz 05-06-2014, 19:14
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
Yeah, well, as we all know Leona hadn't fulfilled...

Yeah, well, as we all know Leona hadn't fulfilled her commitments to Syco and they could have kept her if they'd wanted to. I think Simon was glad that she got another offer and wished her well.

...
Forum: Showbiz 04-06-2014, 18:43
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By twells
Wouldn't have happened if Syco didn't want to let...

Wouldn't have happened if Syco didn't want to let her go. She was under contract.
Forum: The X Factor 04-06-2014, 18:31
Replies: 82
Views: 5,578
Posted By twells
If Leona still had contractual obligations to...

If Leona still had contractual obligations to Syco, there is no way she could have gone to another label without Syco (and Simon's) approval.

Leona was Simon's first big success with X-Factor and...
Forum: The X Factor 04-06-2014, 18:28
Replies: 82
Views: 5,578
Posted By twells
If Leona still had contractual obligations to...

If Leona still had contractual obligations to Syco, there is no way she could have gone to another label without Syco (and Simon's) approval.

Leona was Simon's first big success with X-Factor and...
Forum: The X Factor 29-05-2014, 02:42
Replies: 84
Views: 5,841
Posted By twells
Labels won't spend much on promotion if they...

Labels won't spend much on promotion if they don't think they will get it back from sales. It sounds as though Epic thinks Cher Lloyd's US fan base is pretty weak.
Forum: Music 22-05-2014, 02:29
Replies: 143
Views: 13,125
Posted By twells
They grew up?

They grew up?
Forum: The X Factor 15-05-2014, 16:37
Replies: 105
Views: 8,409
Posted By twells
Well, obviously, this is about a little bit more...

Well, obviously, this is about a little bit more royalty money for Leona and her label. If they could have gotten a more "relevant" singer to feature her on his album they would have. I agree that...
Forum: Music 11-05-2014, 20:20
Replies: 143
Views: 13,125
Posted By twells
She split with the manager that made her Gaga.

She split with the manager that made her Gaga.
Forum: Showbiz 10-05-2014, 23:36
Replies: 355
Views: 46,145
Posted By twells
Really. Hope Andrew Silverman is willing to do...

Really. Hope Andrew Silverman is willing to do the honours again.
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