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UK ARTIST: GEORGE THE POET – PERFORMS ‘GO HOME’ / ANNOUNCES SIGNING TO ISLAND RECORDS

Performance artist George the Poet takes on the government’s campaign against illegal immigrants, in which a mobile advertising hoarding is driven around diverse areas of London. George Mpanga, the son of immigrants, grew up in Stonebridge Park, north-west London, and recently graduated from the University of Cambridge. … That was really good! George also announced today that he has now signed to Island Records. https://twitter.com/GeorgeThePoet/status/363351064189214721 https://twitter.com/GeorgeThePoet/status/363351499138543616 Hmmmm…. It will be interesting to see how major label Island Records plans to promote and market an []

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN LEAVES THE SUGABABES

Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah Keisha Buchanan, the last remaining original member from the hit girl group The Sugababes, has announced today that she has left the group. Official Statement: The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded. Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen. They release their album ‘Sweet 7’ on November 23rd through Island Records. Keisha Buchanan will continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist.  Keisha also []

SINGER/SONGWRITER THE DREAM NOW THE NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ISLAND/DEF JAM RECORDS

The Dream with fiancee Christina Milian Singer/song writer The Dream ( Terius Nash) has announced via his Twitter page that he is to become the new Executive Vice President of Island/Def Jam Records. Yes its true, labels are just giving executive positions to any and everybody now. Check out The Dream’s announcement via Twitter I wanna Thank everyone at Island Records/Def Jam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records. Thank you to my team. my manager Mark Stewart & my attorney Aaron Rosenberg for getting []

ISLAND/DEF JAM SOURCE HITS BACK AT JERMAINE DUPRI

In response to Jermaine Dupri’s interview with Essence.com, an Island/Def Jam source has come forward and disclosed the following…… Via Page Six: “After [his girlfriend] Janet Jackson’s album and tour bombed, he basically didn’t come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn’t bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. Executives tried to talk to him, but he just lost heart.” Dupri was widely blamed for Jackson’s album flop as []