Month: January 2011

A LETTER TO MAJOR RECORD LABELS AND VEVO…..

    Dear Universal Music Group, Sony BMG and Vevo, I would be ever so grateful if you could please explain to me why SOME websites have been picked on (including this one) and have been restricted from posting your music videos. How did you come to the decision to restrict some  websites but not others? What’s wrong with us helping to promote your artists and their latest music promos? Enquiring minds would like to know. I look forward to hearing from []

UK MUSIC: JLS FT TINIE TEMPEH – EYES WIDE SHUT

JLS are back with the new single Eyes Wide Shut featuring the man of the moment Tinie Tempeh. Believe it or not I really like this track, but don’t understand why they felt the need to feature Tinie. Eyes Wide Shut could have done without the rapping. But because Tinie is the “man of the moment” I’m guessing that he has just been included for the sake of it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: HELP SAVE THE ACLT (AFRICAN CARIBBEAN LEUKAEMIA TRUST), CHARITY IN CRISIS!

ACLT PROMOTING BONE MARROW AND BLOOD DONATION. An urgent plea from Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis – Co-Founders of the ACLT We hope all our supporters are well and we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year Unfortunately, the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) is not in great shape and alas we have started 2011 on the worst possible footing The ACLT has until the end of March 2011 to raise £80K to avoid closure! ……………………………………………………………………………………………… HOW YOU []

UK NEWS: FORMER BOXER GARY MASON DIES IN CYCLING CRASH

Former British boxing champion Gary Mason (48) has been killed in a cycling crash in South London. Mason collided with a van while riding his bicycle on Thursday morning (6 January).  The retired fighter was pronounced dead at the scene. Click HERE to continue reading…. Rest In Peace Gary Mason.

SAD DAYS AHEAD FOR ISLAND DEF JAM???

  Rumour has it that Island Def Jam is about to go through some massive changes. The legendary Hip Hop label once home to some of the most respected and successful rappers ever to grace the scene will appparently merge with two other Universal Music subsidiaries, and will axe 70% of its staff. ……………………………………………………………. Sad news if true.

UK NEWS: LINFORD CHRISTIE THE FACE OF KLEENEX POCKETS

Olympic Gold champion and recent I’m A Celebrity contestant Linford Christie has signed on to become the face of Kleenex Pockets. Via FMCG NEWS The new ads, created by Partners Andrews Aldridge, play on Linford’s reputation as ‘the lunchbox’ with the tagline ‘I’ve got a tiny packet’ and will feature in press and outdoor advertising from 2nd December, supported by a large-scale sampling campaign in men’s magazines.  Kleenex Assistant Brand Manager Chrissy Lecky says: “We realise that traditional pocket packs of tissues are []

UK NEWS: MISSING TEENAGER SERENA BEAKHURST FOUND

14-year-old Serena Beakhurst was last seen leaving her home in Tulse Hill, South London and  vanished after catching a bus to attend a beauty course in Tooting on 15 December. Serena is described as being of mixed race, slim, 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall and with shoulder-length hair. She was also seen wearing a black leather jacket with a gold zipper when she was last seen. Anyone with information should call police on 020 8649 3423. …………………………………………………………………………………….. Up until yesterday  (Jan 3rd) []