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Old 31-03-2012, 03:19
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MTV reveals the 5 Things they want to see on the Kids' Choice Awards 2012:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/168...tomorrow.jhtml
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Old 31-03-2012, 09:16
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Paul Gambaccini on 1D/Beatles comparison.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...atles-yet.html
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Old 31-03-2012, 11:35
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really? experts are joining in the fray to dissect the beatle comparison, lolz!!
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Old 31-03-2012, 11:44
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really? experts are joining in the fray to dissect the beatle comparison, lolz!!
Yep but nothing like the experts from readers of the sun who don't read the article properly and then go off on one about the comparison
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Old 31-03-2012, 12:02
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Yep but nothing like the experts from readers of the sun who don't read the article properly and then go off on one about the comparison
ja ja ja...

...and who you would think haven't even heard the whole of the boys' No1 album but base their opinion on their first impressions when the boys were but a newly formed group on x factor...

lolz!!
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Old 31-03-2012, 12:51
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Not sure if this was posted on here from Rolling Stones mag.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ph...-check-0195250
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Old 31-03-2012, 13:10
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Busted and 5ive don't count really as a member from each band decided to leave and the rest called it a day. V (like Phixx) never really got off the ground so again I am not sure they would count either. I thought Blue
lasted longer than 5 years too and thought they themselves decided to take a break as they all wanted to do solo projects. and you forgot Bay City Rollers who also had amazing success in the States. Actually looking at your list I am surprised how many bands lasted quite a while so maybe it is a fallacy that boybands don't last long
I looked up Blue (was a bit of a fan in my teenage years ) and they're on course to make a comeback (starting last year with their Eurovision bid). What I meant really is that for one reason or another, be it a band member leaving for newer and better pastures, lack of promotion/poor promotion or just not striking a chord with their target audience, a lot of boy bands don't seem to go the distance. I was a big fan of Busted when they came out 10 years ago now (:O wow time does fly), and I remember their songs were generally about being dorky school boys crushing on their teacher/air hostess/girl from the Year 3000. Had they not split up so Charlie could join Fightstar, would they have really remained relevant for that much longer? James Bourne went on to have some success with Son of Dork, who suffered a rather acrimonious split after a couple of years. Almost everything has a shelf life these days. Girlbands seem to fare better, at least IMO anyways
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Old 31-03-2012, 13:24
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I looked up Blue (was a bit of a fan in my teenage years ) and they're on course to make a comeback (starting last year with their Eurovision bid). What I meant really is that for one reason or another, be it a band member leaving for newer and better pastures, lack of promotion/poor promotion or just not striking a chord with their target audience, a lot of boy bands don't seem to go the distance. I was a big fan of Busted when they came out 10 years ago now (:O wow time does fly), and I remember their songs were generally about being dorky school boys crushing on their teacher/air hostess/girl from the Year 3000. Had they not split up so Charlie could join Fightstar, would they have really remained relevant for that much longer? James Bourne went on to have some success with Son of Dork, who suffered a rather acrimonious split after a couple of years. Almost everything has a shelf life these days. Girlbands seem to fare better, at least IMO anyways
Well, Mcfly are quite similar to Busted and I believe members of Busted wrote for Mcfly, but they are still going strong. They have a dedicated fanbase, yes, not as as huge as they were, but they have grown up, so has their music.
Westlife, even though they were never my thing, lasted for 12 years, and could have continued if they wanted to, but they are all financially secure, so there's really no need for them to.

Boys II men have been going for about 20 years, New edition , over 30 years, the Osmonds over 50 years. They all have a dedicated following.
True fans grow with their idols, they never desert them that is one thing people need to understand, also those groups never split up.

My point is, if the group stay together and never announce a split, there's no reason why they can't keep going for many years. backstreet boys, for example are still going, because they never announced a split, even though they took a break.
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Old 31-03-2012, 13:32
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Not sure if this was posted on here from Rolling Stones mag.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ph...-check-0195250
no, haven't seen them yet... thx!!
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Old 31-03-2012, 16:44
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Not sure if this was posted on here from Rolling Stones mag.
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The pic with the security guard is classic!
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Old 31-03-2012, 18:56
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The pic with the security guard is classic!
Lol!!
It's like he's whispering under his breath, get your hands off me.
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Old 31-03-2012, 20:37
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Slightly OT, but does anyone know how much money the boys make? I assume they are not credited at all for the songs, and I always wonder for what bands are paid when this is the case. I suppose it's just lump sums for touring and PAs, is it?

It must make a huge difference to income, as if you actually write the songs you will get loads of cash, and that revenue stream never dies really, unless the albums stop selling altogether and the songs stop being used by the media altogether.
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Old 31-03-2012, 21:12
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Slightly OT, but does anyone know how much money the boys make? I assume they are not credited at all for the songs, and I always wonder for what bands are paid when this is the case. I suppose it's just lump sums for touring and PAs, is it?

It must make a huge difference to income, as if you actually write the songs you will get loads of cash, and that revenue stream never dies really, unless the albums stop selling altogether and the songs stop being used by the media altogether.
I don't think anyone on here can tell you how much they're making. They did write some of the songs on their album and have got quite a few endorsements - Pokemon and Nokia being the biggest. They've probably got the biggest tour in the Uk next year.
They have set up their own companies to handle their finances.

The link explains it all.
http://www.examiner.com/the-x-factor...aying-millions
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Old 31-03-2012, 22:50
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Each album sold makes an artist 70p so split that 5 ways. As the post above says, artists make most of their money from Touring, merchandise and endorsements.
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Old 31-03-2012, 23:11
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Each album sold makes an artist 70p so split that 5 ways. As the post above says, artists make most of their money from Touring, merchandise and endorsements.
Blinking Nora I spend 7 quid (or more) on an album and the artist gets 70p I would love to know where the rest goes
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Old 31-03-2012, 23:19
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Blinking Nora I spend 7 quid (or more) on an album and the artist gets 70p I would love to know where the rest goes
Actually, I just googled it again. The royalty can depend on how much the album costs to make as well. I have seen royalty rates from 70p to 1 quoted on the various pages I have read.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:55
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Congrats, 1D!! U rocked KCA!!
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:57
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I bring you ... 1D's performance at the KCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_gw0...0sL_GtgfAIcKU=

Check out 1:53, 2:02 and 2:40 .... Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale stanning for them, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama at 3:09
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:03
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I bring you ... 1D's performance at the KCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_gw0...0sL_GtgfAIcKU=

Check out 1:53, 2:02 and 2:40 .... Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale stanning for them, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama at 3:09
Didn't notice Selena when I watching it live. Michelle Obama and her kids really rocking to it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:22
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Didn't notice Selena when I watching it live. Michelle Obama and her kids really rocking to it.
oh, yes... selena was dancing with taylor s.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:51
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MTV reports on the dancing celebs and Michelle Obama.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/168...nce-2012.jhtml
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:57
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Lol at Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez rocking out to their song. I love how they got everyone dancing to their song
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:58
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Lol at Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez rocking out to their song. I love how they got everyone dancing to their song
It was fantastic.
DM report.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...tes-scale.html
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:47
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WMYB is #4 on itunes now!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:51
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WMYB is #4 on itunes now!
Wow!!
I checked early this morning, but guess I was too early.

KCA on Nick UK at 5.30pm today.
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