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Timbaland Now Under RocNation Management??

Posted in BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, IN THE STUDIO, JAY-Z, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, keri hilson, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, ROCNATION, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on January 31, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

timb

Yes!! The announcement was official made on Jay-Z’ website!

Timb is still signed to Interscope but will now be management by Jay’Z’ imprint along with Rihanna, Beyonce, J Cole, Melanie Fiona and others…

Timb is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on Justin Timberlake’s long awaited and highly anticipated 3rd album “The 20/20 Experience” as well as Keri Hilson latest studio effort, both due this year!!

Alicia Keys Becomes BlackBerry’s Creative Director!!

Posted in ALBUMS, ALICIA KEYS, BUSINESS!, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, SWIZZ BEATZ, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on January 31, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

alicia keys new day

OMG!! Seems crazy for ppl with nearly zeroo experience and no school to assume roles like this at major companies. Pharrell is the creative director at Karmaloop and Alicia’s husband, Swizz Beatz has similar roles at both Rebok and Aston Martin. Sometimes celebrity is enough to push you through the competition! We’re so proud of Alicia, een though her album didn’t live up to out expectations, she is becoming a business one, planting the seeds of an empire!

Our friends at RapUp report the following of Alicia’s new role at BlackBerry. Robert Rodriguez; director of 300 and Sin City has also be given a role within the couple along with a few other celebs. It appear BlackBerry is quite serious about competing with Apple and all the devices offered on the Android Market:

There’s nothing Alicia Keys can’t do. The “Girl on Fire” is stepping into a new role as BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director.

The Grammy-winning singer was on hand for the announcement today at RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

In her new position, Keys will work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers, and the entertainment industry to further shape and enhance the BlackBerry 10 platform through music, books, film, and apps.

“Alicia Keys has come to BlackBerry because she believes in the product andtechnology, and subscribes to our overriding philosophy to ‘Keep Moving’: to empower people through mobile computing and communications,” saidBlackBerry President and CEO Thorsten Heins. “We are excited she will be bringing to us her enormous capabilities, as well as a vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities, to help shape our brand and grow our business.”

Alicia shared her excitement over her new job. “I have been using theBlackBerry 10 for a few weeks now, and I’m truly inspired by its innovation,” she said. “It has entirely revolutionized the experience. I know the potential this platform has to help creative people be more productive, and help productive people be more creative. This is such an incredible age to be living in, with such profound advances in communications andtechnology. As Global Creative Director, my goal is to inspire creativity with this platform, and I’m so excited to jump right in.”

As part of BlackBerry’s “Keep Moving” Project, she plans to use the deviceto create a music video for each city she tours in on her “Set the World on Fire” tour, launching this March.

There’s nothing Alicia Keys can’t do. The “Girl on Fire” is stepping into a new role as BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director.

The Grammy-winning singer was on hand for the announcement today at RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

In her new position, Keys will work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers, and the entertainment industry to further shape and enhance the BlackBerry 10 platform through music, books, film, and apps.

“Alicia Keys has come to BlackBerry because she believes in the product andtechnology, and subscribes to our overriding philosophy to ‘Keep Moving’: to empower people through mobile computing and communications,” saidBlackBerry President and CEO Thorsten Heins. “We are excited she will be bringing to us her enormous capabilities, as well as a vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities, to help shape our brand and grow our business.”

Alicia shared her excitement over her new job. “I have been using theBlackBerry 10 for a few weeks now, and I’m truly inspired by its innovation,” she said. “It has entirely revolutionized the experience. I know the potential this platform has to help creative people be more productive, and help productive people be more creative. This is such an incredible age to be living in, with such profound advances in communications andtechnology. As Global Creative Director, my goal is to inspire creativity with this platform, and I’m so excited to jump right in.”

As part of BlackBerry’s “Keep Moving” Project, she plans to use the deviceto create a music video for each city she tours in on her “Set the World on Fire” tour, launching this March.

Drake Making The Move To RocNation??

Posted in ALBUMS, BUSINESS!, drake, HIPHOP, JAY-Z, LIL WAYNE, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, YOUNG MONEY with tags , , on January 26, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

rocnation drake

Oh sh**! #RumorMill

Reportedly Lil Wayne is working a transfer deal with JayZ for long time Young Money artist, Drake.. The dollar amount is somewhere between 35 and 50 million dollars, Drake being worth every penny at radio and billboard.. Nothing has been confirmed by either camp as of yet..

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Beyonce Signs Multi-Million Dollar Contract With H&M!!!

Posted in ADS AND ENDORSEMENTS, ALBUMS, BEYONCE, BUSINESS!, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on January 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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HA!!! We’re not suppose to know about this until the summer but one of Beyonce’s ppl accidently tweeted from a H&M/Beyonce photo shoot with a few too many details. The tweet was quickly deleted but had already been retweeted by 6,000 ppl!

CNN reported the story right after the inauguration this morning but H&M is yet to comment on what was suppose to be a secret endorsement deal until Summer 2013!

Bey is really racking in the millions; 100 million dollar contract with Pepsi (20-30 million dollar advance), SuperBowl Half Time Show checks, advances from Sony and she’s obviously going to embark on a ginormous world tour in support of her 5th album! This could be her biggest year yet, financially!! #WINNING

Beyonce & HBO To Release Documentary About Her Life, Music, Career, Family & Business!! (TRAILER)

Posted in ALBUMS, BEYONCE, BUSINESS!, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on December 4, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

B King

YESSSSS!!! Beyonce is already on the promo trail for her new album!! The release date of the documentary, 2.16.12 will line right up with her expectedly EPIC Superbowl half time show! This album is COMING, definitely in February!

Our friends at SingersRoom report the following:

As Singersroom previously reported, International superstar Beyonce has teamed with HBO for an intimate feature-length documentary film, which will give the world a better look into the hitmaker’s personal life. In the below “raw, real, and revealed” preview, the multi-Grammy winner showcases a collage of private videos, which covers her entire life timeline.

“I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself,” Beyonce states in the clip. “If I’m scared…Be scared…Allow it…Release it.”

Executive produced by Beyonce, the film will cover Beyonce’s entire life timeline, including her childhood in Houston, family, career challenges, the physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, the business woman, being a wife and mother, and much more.

The intimate documentary film will premiere on February 16th.

It’s Official, Nicki Lands American Idol Role Alongside Mariah Carey!!

Posted in BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, MARIAH CAREY, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV with tags , , , on September 17, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

YESSSS!!!! This is going to be a season of American Idol like NO OTHER! Mimi, Kieth Urban, Randy & Nicki on the judging panel!!

The news settles MONTHS of speculation and rumors regarding who would judge and who wouldn’t. Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and others were all among the rumored panel. 

Season kicks off in Janauary!!

Mariah Carey LIVID Over Nicki Minaj Idol Role???

Posted in BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, MARIAH CAREY, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, RUMORS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on August 25, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

This is TOTALLY false but the rumor mill is turning. Supposedly Mariah hung up on producers when called and advised of Nicki’s possible involvement in the show.. 

Mariah was reportedly advised that she would be the only female on the panel and has a huge issue with Nicki being the top choice for the second seat..

THAT’S FICTION!!

Mariah and Nicki are good friends, Nicki’s worked with Mariah in the past and is featured on Mariah’s new album. No issues, jealousy or animosity exist between these 2 women. Both know that Nicki won’t be getting a 17 million dollar check nor will the majority of the viewers be tuning to see her judge the popular talent show. This rumor is baseless and beneath Mariah Carey from every possible angle!

Young Jeezy On The Come Up, Takes Corporate Role At Atlantic Records!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BUSINESS!, DEF JAM, HIPHOP, JAY-Z, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, young jeezy with tags , , on August 10, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

Looks like Hov is rubbing off on em! Senior Vice President of A&R!!

Rap Up reports the following:

He announced the news in a tweet. “From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records I am. Let’s Get it!” wrote Jeezy. “Corporate thuggin to the max!”

In his new role, the 34-year-old MC will sign and develop new talent and work with the label’s current roster. He has his own label Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE), which includes Freddie Gibbs, Slick Pulla, and his group USDA.

Jeezy is currently signed to Def Jam, where he has released four solo albums. His latest, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, debuted at No. 3 in December 2011.

He’s not the first artist to take on an executive role. His mentor Jay-Z held the position of President at Def Jam for three years, while his “Leave You Alone” collaborator Ne-Yo currently holds the title of SVP of A&R at MotownRecords.

 

Mariah Carey’s American Idol Demands!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BUSINESS!, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, MARIAH'S NEW SINGLE, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV with tags , , , , on August 7, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

In addition to the full diva treatment, SingersRoom reports the following demands Mimi’s made of American Idol and the network:

Mariah Carey is not only concerned about her well being behind the scenes on “American Idol,” she’s also making demands for twins Moroccan and Monroe (Dem Babies).
 
According to Radar Online, the “Triumphant” singer wants a “dressing room fit for a queen” and “organic baby beds in a toy filled playspace.”
 
While that sounds reasonable, sources say the “playspace” must be big enough for not just her and the twins, but for Nick Cannon to play in.
 
As previously reported, Carey signed an $18 million deal to appear as a judge and mentor on the upcoming season of “American Idol.” She surpasses Jennifer Lopez, who received $12 million last season.
 
“American Idol” returns January 2013 on Fox.

It’s Official, Britney Spears Is X Factors New Judge!!

Posted in BRITNEY SPEARS, BUSINESS!, MARIAH CAREY, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV with tags , , , , on May 18, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

YESS!!! I’m excited, might watch the show now but I don’t know how well it’s going to work out.. Britney’s scheduled to begin recording her new album, the follow up to 2011’s “Femme Fatale”.. She’s suppose to hit the studio in November and the album would probably be ready by summer 2013.. That said, does Simon plan on replacing judges every season??

Britney’s going to be way too busy to sit still and really contribute to this show with promo and tour schedules.. All of that would have to be scheduled around the show… 

Well… I’m sure all of this was discussed before she put her name on the contracts.. We’ll just have to see how it works out. Congrats Brit, TrueClefMusic LOVES YOU!! #ItsBritneyBitch

Oh ps: Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson are reportedly…PISSED!

Trey Songz Suing Reality TV Star Over “Yupppp”…

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, FOOLERY, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on November 17, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

R&B crooner Trey Songz is in the midst of a legal battle with reality TV star Dave Hester over the usage of the singer’s “Yuuup” signature catchphrase.

According to reports, Hester (of the A&E series “Storage Wars”) was served with a “cease and desist” from the singer’s lawyer, ordering him to immediately stop uttering the word during the show. Songz is also requesting that Hester stop selling merchandising that displays the “Yuuup” slogan that Songz has claimed to be his signature sound since 2009.

In response, Hester has filed suit against the R&B star, arguing that Trey’s usage of the word is very different from the way he says it. According to Hester’s lawsuit, he claims that Songz’ version “resembles an animal-like or non-human squeal which begins with a distinct ‘yeeee’ sound before finishing with a squeal-like ‘uuuup’ sound.”

The court documents continue to explain that Songz’ version is “distinct and different from Hester’s more monosyllabic sounding guttural auction bidding phrase … which is meant to convey the meaning of ‘yes.’ ” In other words, Hester’s use of the phrase is simply his way of saying “yes,” unlike Songz.

Hester is seeking unspecified damages and a court order preventing Songz from interfering with his usage of the phrase, which Hester claims to have trademarked back in September.

Source: SingersRoom

Wow….really? I guess it’s a legitimate argument but when did Trey Songz buy the rights to “yuppp”?? From what I know about the situation, Hester’s use of the word is totally different and NO ONE drew ANY comparisons to Trey’s…

No I.D Leaves G.O.O.D Music For Vice President Job At Def Jam!!!

Posted in BUSINESS!, DEF JAM, G.O.O.D Music, HIPHOP, KANYE WEST, NEWS, No I.D, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on September 1, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

Kanye West’s musical mentor and former president of GOOD Music, No I.D. has been appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. Along with his new position, he brokered a deal for his record label Artium Recordings for an exclusive label partnership with Def Jam.

“No I.D. is one of the hottest and most well-respected hip-hop producers of our era,” Barry Weiss, chairman and chief executive of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown, said in a statement. “His years of mentoring and developing artists in the studio should serve him perfectly in his new A&R role and will surely help take Def Jam to the next level.” 

“I’m proud of the success I’ve had with so many of the great artists and songwriters at Def Jam,” the producer said in a statement.  “The Def Jam brand is cultural and iconic, and I’m excited to be working closely with the artists, Barry, Karen [Kwak, executive vice president and head of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group] and the team in what promises to be an incredible new phase in my career.”

No I.D has shared his music production talents across Hip Hop & R&B genres, producing “Run This Town” (Jay-Z), “So Appalled” (Kanye West), “More Than A Woman” (Toni Braxton), “I Miss That” (Lloyd) amongst other records. In his new post he will sign new artist to his label and oversee current projects on Def Jam’s roster.

Source: SingersRoom

I definitely understand why he made the switch and I’m sure that he and Kanye will continue to collaborate, they’ve been friends since Kanye’s career began..

I wonder who will fill his shoes at G.O.O.D??

Amber Rose PISSED At Vibe Magazine!!!

Posted in ADS AND ENDORSEMENTS, amber rose, BUSINESS!, KANYE WEST, MAGAZINE COVERS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on May 29, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth


Amber Rose 
is lashing out at Vibe Magazine after being placed on the cover of their May 2011 ‘Sexy Issue.

As previously reported Rose was interviewed by the mag and spoke on a number of topics including her infamous ex, Kanye West.

Now after excerpts from the cover story were posted online, Rose is calling them “untrue” and “ridiculous.”

Lashing out at the urban culture mag, Rose took to Twitter to say,

“Just read my ‘interview’ in Vibe magazine, half the story was untrue and ridiculous!”

She later added,

“Y’all don’t give a f*ck that I have a mom and family that’s gonna read that fake a** sh*t. I gave y’all a truthful interview and y’all f*cked me!”

Well….. Lol! Vibe isn’t the first magazine to twist the words a little. I haven’t read the interview but now I’mma have to cop this months issue IMMEDIATELY! She’s stunning on the cover!

Nicki Changes The Locks On Diddy, New Management!

Posted in ALBUMS, BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, NEW ARTIST, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, YOUNG MONEY with tags , , , on May 18, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

Nicki’s partied ways with Diddy and is now being managed by Gee Roberson, who represents much of the Young Money fam!

There’s been no official word from Nicki or did yet…

Pharrell Williams Named Creative Director For KarmaloopTV!!!

Posted in BUSINESS!, MUSIC PRODUCERS, NEWS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , on May 11, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth


Pharrell Williams Joins Karmaloop TV

Pharrell Williams was announced as Karmaloop TV’sCreative Director today.

Pharrell Williams, the Grammy winning musician, lead singer of N.E.R.D., producer/label owner behind more than a decade of worldwide hits by artists ranging from Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg to Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, and the creator of global clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, has joined Karmaloop TV, the new multi-platform TV network targeting youth culture.

An innovative entertainment and lifestyle entrepreneur and Renaissance man, Williams will take a significant equity position in and assume the title of Creative Director for new programming network Karmaloop TV.

Slated to launch in late 2011, the new multi-platform network will feature original productions as well as the popular and cult movies that have shaped and defined “Verge Culture.”

Comprised of the first generation to grow up with the Internet, Verge Culture is a new, growing multicultural group of teens and young adults who communicate digitally and globally to spread the latest trends in music, fashion, technology, art and action sports.

It is a group that defines itself by ideas, instead of race or geographic location. They are alpha-consumers and early adopters who crave the latest and the newest, and it is their taste and buying patterns that influence larger popular culture.

“Pharrell is, without a doubt, one of the most influential cultural creatives and business minds in America today,” states Greg Selkoe, CEO of Karmaloop TV. “We’re delighted and honored that he has joined our effort to create a multi-platform brand that will once again excite cutting edge youth culture about TV, just as MTV did in the 1980s.”

Karmaloop TV’s President, Katie McEnroe, adds:

“We think Pharrell’s unique creative vision will build the kind of content that speaks to the many diverse passions that drive the young, trend- and tech-savvy sophisticates we are targeting with Karmaloop TV.”

Pharrell Williams summed it up this way,

“Karmaloop TV will once again give intelligent and creative youth culture a voice and a TV entertainment brand they can call their own, something that has been missing for a long time now.”

“We intend to create amazing programming that really speaks to this group and is innovative, fun and groundbreaking. Progressive youth culture is hungry for different content than what is out there now – they are currently massively underserved.”

Source: HipHopWired

J-Lo Being Sued By First Husband, AGAIN!

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, DEF JAM, JENNIFER LOPEZ, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , on March 19, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

Singer Jennifer Lopez wants a judge to toss out a $10 million lawsuit filed against her for allegedly impeding in a film project by her first husband, insisting it would damage her reputation and career. In a battle of the sexes, Ojani Noa’s ex-girlfriend and business partner Claudia Vazquez claims Lopez has prevented her from producing and marketing the comedy based on the story of her and Noa’s life together.

But Lopez would rather not have the information becoming public and continues to fight to make sure the footage never see the light of day. She previously won an injunction to stop Noa and film producer Ed Meyer from moving forward with the film and now in new legal papers, she is requesting a dismissal.

“I believe that Noa’s and Meyer’s dissemination of private and intimate details about me, whether true or fabricated, and my alleged relationship with Noa and also their exploiting false and disparaging descriptions and lies about me are highly damaging to me and to my career in the entertainment industry,” Lopez writes.

“I believe that Noa will damage my reputation with movie producers and businesses which contract with celebrities for the use of their names, likenesses and spokesperson services for commercial endorsements and may very well cause some members of the movie-going and record-buying public to think badly of me.”

Meanwhile, producer Ed Meyer tells WENN he is confident the public will get a chance to see this film, stating “Jennifer Lopez can stall all she wants, but we are confident of a victory. The home videos will eventually be released for all of her fans to see.”

Meyer is hoping a judge will overturn the injunction on his film at the next court hearing on March 22.

Lopez wed Noa in 1997 in a marriage that lasted less than a year.

Source: SingersRoom

Well…. Lol, I wondered what’s so damaging, seems like a pretty innocent project to me but I guess J-Lo. This isn’t the first time her super well on the eyes first husband has sued her. Ben Affleck made her fire him as manager of her restaurant Madre’s and he took that a** to court lol… DRAMA!

Mariah Carey X-Factor Judge???

Posted in ALBUMS, BUSINESS!, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

Simon Cowell has finally confirmed some celebrity names that are in the running for spots on “The X Factor” judges panel, when the show launches on FOX this fall.

In a new interview with AccessHollywood.com‘s Laura Saltman, Simon confirmed that George Michael, former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul are all being considered for the show, but no one is a lock.

“Have you talked to her?” Laura asked, referring to the very pregnant Mariah Carey. “Yeah, I’ve spoken to her. I mean literally, we’ve spoken to lots of people. I’ve spoken to Paula…” Simon told Laura.

“Are they calling you or are you calling them?” Laura asked. “Both. And then new people come along… [Two days ago], we met somebody who I’ve never met before in my life, who I just loved. And that’s why it’s good to kind of delay the process. It’s not about necessarily the TV show per se, it’s people. You genuinely gotta trust that they’re gonna be able to do the job you’re paying them to do. And like I said, a hit-maker who worked in America and has had experience, I think is crucial to this panel as well.”

Simon admitted that Paula is actually on a narrowed down list of stars, and he is seriously considering reuniting with his former “American Idol” judge table buddy. “We’ve taken it down to a smaller group of people and she’s in that panel,” Simon said. “But, you know, it’s more than me who makes the decision.”

Source: MariahDaily

This would be real cute for her but between recording, trying to break Hollywood open and being a new mom, is she gonna have time to judge??? IDK! I guess a season would be coo, while she works off the baby fat. Mariah’s a workaholic, one of the most prolific people in the business. I’m sure she can handle it!

Trey Songz Stole “Bottoms Up”, Being Sued For 18 Million!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, TREY SONGZ, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on February 8, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

R&B heartthrob Trey Songz has felt the passion and pleasure of the music industry and now the Virginia crooner may have to feel some pain in his pockets if a DC based production company has their way.

The company has filed an $18 million lawsuit claiming they own the rights to the hit song “Bottoms Up” performed by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj, but were never compensated or credited with making the track.

Derrick Price, Doc Mob Records and IHip Hop Music filed the lawsuit February 2 in the Southern District of New York, which claims Doc Mob hired producer Milton James aka “Tony Scales” to produce the original, copyrighted track for “Bottoms Up” for his company, Doc Mob Records.

The lawsuit goes on to allege that during the completion of the track, James teamed with producer Kane Beatzwho added production to the song, making it the finished version used by Songz.

Price, Doc Mob Records and IHip Hop Music go on to claim in the lawsuit that the song used on Passion, Pain and Pleasure only lists Kane Beatz as the sole producer and that they were never credited or paid..

Price alleges that he sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey Songz, but they were reportedly ignored.

The lawsuit also names Atlantic Records, Kodak, manager Gee Robertson, producer Kane Beatz and others as defendants.

Camera company Kodak was named in the suit for using the song in a series of advertisements that featured the singer.

Source: HipHopWired

I’m not surprised but I’m sure this will be settled out of court in the coming weeks..

Beyonce Stealing AGAIN!!!

Posted in BEYONCE, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on December 3, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

Anime director Hiroshi Nagahama, mastermind behind ‘Mushi-Shi’ and ‘Detroit Metal City,’ has filed suit with production company Marvelous Entertainment against Sony Music Japan International, claiming that the art inside Beyonce’s ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ features the unauthorized use of anime storyboards.

The suit, which intends to cease the sales of the album, stems from storyboards that Nagahama created to be shown during Beyonce’s tour after her reps asked for the contribution. After the team decided not to use the storyboards for the tour, Nagahama signed over the copyrights to Marvelous in August ’08, later discovering that Sony decided to include the images in the album art and lyrics jacket.

The group approached Sony to settle outside of court, but the conglomerate claimed that they obtained a license with an affiliate American corporation to use the storyboards. Opening statements were made in the Tokyo District Court earlier today.

“I’m actually one of the producers behind this situation. It’s really terrible, and we’re all pretty upset about it,” said former GHD International VP Eric Calderon. “But, for a long time, there was going to be a larger animation project that we were pursuing. Unfortunately, that got canceled, but they used the artwork anyway. We tried for almost a year to settle this directly with their company, but to no avail. After that, we pursued the lawsuit, and it literally took this long. I hop

Source: TheBoomBox.com

Well, we all know Beyonce isn’t the most original artist but this really isn’t her fault. Sony should have known better.. I’m sure Hiroshi will get a fata** settlement. You can’t just use someone else’s material or ideas and not pay them… Come on B…

Nelly’s Blaming His Label For Weak “5.0” Sales!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, Nelly, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

After weak sales figures on his latest LP, 5.0, rapper Nelly is placing part of the blame on his marriage with Motown.

The album, which hit shelves November 16, sold only 63,000 copies. Sadly under par according to the St. Louis rapper who took to Twitter to vent.

A record deal is a 50/50 partnership! As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell,” Nelly tweeted.

“Thing about the partnership is that n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! the artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame.”Nelly also attributes blame to Motown/Universal for undershipping his record, tweeting,

“If u only ship 200 thound [thousand] of an album how many are u f#cking tryen [sic] to sell?? The artist does control that nor does he or she control marketing.”

According to Nelly, the first single off 5.0“Just a Dream,” has sold almost 2 million digital copies, which adds to his perplexity about the low album sales.

Nelly’s last album Brass Knuckles debuted #3  on Billboard’s Top 200 charts in 2008, moving 83,717 copies during the first week in stores.  As of September 2010, Billboard shows that Brass Knuckles has only moved 223,000 units so far.

In related news, label mate Kanye West sold over 530,000 copies of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is expected to debut at #1 this week.

Female rapper Nicki Minaj, also on Motown/Universal, moved 400,000 copies of her debut Pink Friday, during her first week.

Both albums were released a week after 5.0.

Source: HipHopWired

I agree with him, partly at least. His single was a top 10 hit and it didn’t sell so why didn’t the album match it? I for one wasn’t even sure when his album was going to be on shelves. The marketing was pretty weak for it.. This happens all the time, a label will choose the wrong singles, the label won’t have there artist seen enough or absolute worse case scenario the label will ship 1 or 2 hundred thousand copies. That really shows how much they believe in there product.. He’s cuttin up for being signed with Motown, they don’t have any relevant artist signed for a reason. Nelly needs to start shopping labels..