October 14, 1994
STACKING UP SALES Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Oct. 9, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold: Latest week: Albums: 10.5 Singles: 1.9 Week-ago: Albums: 10.6 Singles: 1.8 Year-ago: Albums: 9.2 Singles: 1.9 Hits Magazine Tip of the Week Manager Rob Kahane's split with client George Michael has drastically increased music industry speculation over a possible settlement between Michael and his record label, Sony.
December 3, 1995
In response to "Christmas Spirit Wearing Thin" (Pop Eye, Nov. 26), there is a less cynical point of view that must be stated in defense of radio as well as the artists that participate in radio events. Bush, which is signed to Trauma/Interscope Records, has performed in over 45 radio-sponsored events in 1995. The experience has been a beneficial partnership. Radio benefits from the artist's performance . . . the band benefits from the exposure . . . fans are rewarded with some of the most exciting concerts of the year . . . and, most importantly, these events raise awareness and resources for local charities in each market.
September 2, 1990 |
The superstars are starting to take sides at CBS Records. Label chief Walter Yetnikoff insists that everything is fine between him and parent company Sony Inc., pointing to his new three-year contract with Sony as a vote of confidence. But Yetnikoff's enemies, claiming his relations with major CBS acts have deteriorated, continue to say that the new contract is in fact a graceful way for Sony to ease the powerful executive out of office.
January 24, 1993 |
The battle for George Michael has begun. Even though the English pop thoroughbred can't break free of his Sony Records contract for another nine months at the earliest, record labels are already courting him. "Every major label executive has called me saying, 'Just want you to know we're interested and would offer a ton of money,' but there has been no discussion at all about a deal because we're not free," says Michael's manager Rob Kahane.