Saturday, April 20, 2024

UPDATE: Madonna New Album to UMG–As We Said


I told you on November 6th that Madonna’s new album would come from Universal Music Group.  No big deal, Page Six reports it today. I told you it would be with Jimmy Iovine at Interscope. And it is. Madonna is now on the same label as Lady Gaga, who sounds a lot like her. The new album will debut this spring–probably late–and watch for Madonna on “American Idol” since she has as much trouble selling product–CDs or digital downloads — as anyone. Who knows? Maybe she’ll (tor)mentor some kid. Anyway, Madonna had to make a record deal since her famous $120 million Live Nation deal didn’t have a recording component. In February, Madonna will try and combine her terrible “W.E.” movie release with her SuperBowl appearance and a new single called “Masterpiece.” It will be a marketing blitz to kick re-start her music career. Look for a summer/tour fall no doubt. That’s how the real money is generated.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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