Friday, February 26, 2010

Madonna Top Money Makers Of The Year! #3!

Like U2, Madonna toured for the first time under a long-term multirights Live Nation deal (hers valued at $120 million), and also like U2 it’s a performance-based pact. Madonna delivered: Her Sticky & Sweet tour tacked on a “victory lap” run of international stadium dates that solidified the trek as the highest-grossing tour ever by a solo artist. Madonna’s CD sales were well off the pace of her peak hitmaking years, but still more than respectable at physical and digital. Because her songs come from a wide range of writers, the publishing pie is pretty well-sliced. But her branding, licensing and merch efforts are among the most diversified and lucrative in the music business.
Source: Billboard

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Offical Madonna App On Itunes!

An official Madonna App has finally landed on the iTunes App Store. Developed through the Mobile Roadie platform and available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish language, the application is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. "Official Madonna" is available for free - check it out on your iTunes App Store now.

My advice? GET IT!!! It's Really Good!

Liz Rosenberg Leaves WB, Madonna To Stay With Her!

Liz Rosenberg, longtime publicity exec at Warner Bros. Records, is ankling to form her own praisery, Liz Rosenberg Media, the label announced Tuesday.
During the course of her 39-year career at the company, Rosenberg was closely associated with Madonna. The superstar vocalist – originally signed in 1983 to Warner’s distributed imprint Sire, and later head of her own imprint Maverick – exited the Burbank-based label last year for a 360-degree deal with Live Nation.
As part of an ongoing consultancy with the firm, Rosenberg will continue to rep Madonna, as well as current Warner acts Michael Buble, Cher, Stevie Nicks, David Foster, Charice and Katherine Jenkins.
Warner Bros. Records chief executive officer Tom Whalley said in a statement, “Over the course of her remarkable tenure, Liz Rosenberg’s contribution to the company has been immeasurable. We are delighted that as she begins her own enterprise, we will continue our association with her on behalf of several of our key artists.”

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Madonna In Talks For Clothing Line.

In the growing love affair between celebrity and fashion, one of the biggest names out there is close to getting into the groove: Madonna.
The pop icon is in talks to launch a contemporary women’s collection with a group of licensees that would be sold exclusively at Macy’s, according to sources. The merchandise would include apparel, accessories, intimates and footwear. Label names under serious consideration for the product lines include Material Girl for the apparel and Truth or Dare for the lingerie and underwear.
“Truth or Dare” was the title of a 1991 film, which documented Madonna’s groundbreaking Blonde Ambition worldwide concert tour.
Madonna’s longtime publicist, Liz Rosenberg, did not return calls Monday seeking comment. A Macy’s spokesman also declined comment.
Iconix Brand Group Inc. is involved in the negotiations for the venture, according to sources, and Madonna has made visits to the company’s New York offices. Iconix is a brand management firm, which owns and licenses 21 brands, including Candie’s, Bongo, Rampage, London Fog, Rocawear, Danskin and Badgley Mischka. The brands ring up $10 billion in retail sales in total, according to the company.
An Iconix spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny a potential Madonna deal. “Iconix has no comment on this story,” she said.
However, sources said a deal is close to being signed.
Iconix has experience working with pop superstars, having re-signed Britney Spears last month to a second year representing the Candie’s brand, which is sold exclusively at Kohl’s.
If a Madonna-Iconix deal with Macy’s does come to fruition, it would be the latest in a string of recent tie-ups between celebrities and fashion brands. Sarah Jessica Parker has invested in Halston and been named its chief creative officer and president; Lindsay Lohan is artistic adviser at Ungaro, and Victoria Beckham, BeyoncĂ© Knowles, Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have prominent fashion lines of their own. Knowles also just launched a fragrance of her own, Heat, with Coty Inc., which is expected to generate revenues of more than $100 million worldwide in its first year.
Yet the misses in the celebrity fashion game far outnumber the hits. Jessica Simpson has a successful footwear collection with Camuto Group, but has had troubles in the sportswear category, recently signing a license with Jones Apparel Group Inc. for a jeanswear collection. Jennifer Lopez was never able to build a sustainable business with Sweetface and JLO; Eve repeatedly relaunched her Fetish brand only to have it lapse; Paris and Nicky Hilton’s fashion collections petered out, and lines from the likes of Whitney Port quickly fizzled.
Madonna is Madonna, however, and she remains one of the world’s most recognizable stars. The 51-year-old’s previous forays into the fashion business have been numerous and memorable. She currently appears in the Dolce & Gabbana spring advertising campaign, and has previously appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, Versace and Gap. Madonna walked the runway topless for Jean-Paul Gaultier in 1992 and has cropped up in the front row of shows on occasion, including Marc Jacobs last season.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Madonna's "Erotica" = Most Valuable UK Picture Disc!

The 10 most valuable UK picture discs, list by Record Collector Magazine

1. Madonna – Erotica 12″ (withdrawn, 1992) – £2000
2. Madonna – Crazy For You 7″ (uncut, 1985) – £1000
3. Paul McCartney & Wings – Back To The Egg LP (1979) – £900
4. Madonna – Into The Groove 12″ (1985) – £750
5. Madonna – Dress You Up 7″ (uncut. 1985) – £750
6. Madonna – Borderline 7″ (uncut, 1986) – £750
7. Freddie Mercury – Made In Heaven 7″ (uncut, 1985) – £500
8. Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender 7″ (uncut, 1987) – £350
9. Iron Maiden – The Trooper 7″ (uncut, 1983) – £200
10. Pink Floyd – The First XI (box set with two picture discs, 1979) – £200

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Madonna Accepts Check For Her SFK Charity In Rio!

Madonna accepts a $1,000,000 donation for her SFK – Success For Kids charity in Rio de Janeiro on February 12th, 2010.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Madonna Has Arrived In Brazil! 2/09/10

Madonna leads a charge of celebrities descending on Rio de Janeiro for the city’s famously sexy Carnival starting this weekend.
The pop star triggered screams from fans as she checked into an up-market hotel on Ipanema beach with her children in tow, Brazil’s Globo news website reported.
The frenzy added to a crowd already gathered in front of the hotel because of another singing guest lodged there – Beyonce, who was wrapping up a series of pre-Carnival Brazilian concerts as part of a Latin American tour.
Other celebrities expected to show up for Carnival, which runs from Saturday to next Tuesday, include Alicia Keys and Paris Hilton, according to star-gazing website Ofuxico.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Lindsay Lohan, however, have cancelled their plans to visit, the daily O Dia says.

source: afp

The Virgin Queen!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Madonna At Valentino Phootshoot?

Word Is M was shooting for Valentino!